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Personal Statement

As part of your application to the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Care & Education, you will need to write and submit a Personal Statement.

Your Personal Statement should be an essay of no more than 600 words. The essay should cover the following topics and questions:

  • Your expectations of the program. What do you hope to learn and to be able to do?
  • Your experience or interest in working with young children (birth to 8 years old). What professional or volunteer experience do you have working with young children, or why are you drawn to working with young children?
  • Your perception of the value of this program to your professional development. How do you hope to grow and benefit professionally?
  • What are the personal and professional qualities that you bring to the program learning environment?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses that you bring to an online program?
  • How important is completing this degree to you? What are some qualities you possess that will help you to achieve this goal?