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Miami Dade College’s Early Childhood Learning Students Recognized at Doral’s Month of the Young Child Commemoration


Miami, March 17, 2014 - More than two dozen Miami Dade College (MDC) Early Childhood Education students were recognized as part of the Doral City Council’s proclamation, commemorating April as the Month of the Young Child. Students attended the meeting to learn the importance of child advocacy and were bestowed a plaque.

 In keeping with MDC’s legacy to give students real-world experience, these 25 students will use their knowledge of child advocacy to become better, well-rounded educators and give a voice to children in need.

 “This recognition brings great pride and honor to the School of Education,” said Dr. Susan Neimand, director of the School of Education at the InterAmerican Campus (IAC). “Our early childhood learning program exposes students to real life issues in and out the classroom and shows them how to make a difference.”

MDC is a leader in Early Childhood Education and recently received full accreditation from the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for its four Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education (AS-ECE) programs: general, infant/toddler, preschool, and education administration. The College is the only higher learning institution in the country offering four NAEYC accredited early childhood education programs.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Neimand at or 305-237-3247.

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