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Department of Early Childhood Education

Aim to cultivate sincere and passionate early childhood educators who value and enjoy working with children.

Vital to become an educator is, we believe, acknowledging the significance of human relationships, especially the relationships with children. As future early childhood educators we're going to make continual effort to understand and respect every individual children's needs.


Name Major Position Phone E-mail
Kim, young ok Early Childhood Curriculum Professor 530-2363 yokim@jnu.ac.kr
Hong, hae kyung Early Childhood Teaching Methods Professor 530-2364 hkhong@jnu.ac.kr
Choi, mi sook Early Childhood Development and Evaluation Professor 530-2365 mschoi@jnu.ac.kr
Kim, kyung sook Inclusive Early Childhood Education Associate Professor 530-2366 kim2366@jnu.ac.kr
Kwon, kyee yum Early Childhood Teacher Education Assistant Professor 530-2362 kwon0301@jnu.ac.kr

About us

The Department of Early Childhood Education aims to nurture experts in the field who are able to scaffold holistic development of children as well as who contribute to the development of the academia. To this end, the department provides opportunities for prospective teachers to enhance philosophical, social, and psychological understandings about education and children. In addition, the department offers various courses more directly related with major such as Early Childhood Curriculum, Methods of Teaching and Learning, and Science/Math (and other subject areas) for Children. By providing rich field experiences the department helps students explore related theories and practices systematically, then synthesize them.


The graduates of our department can get the Certificate of Kindergarten Teacher Level 2 as well as the Certificate of Child Care Teacher Level 2. With these certificates, the graduates are able to work in public/private kindergartens or child care centers as a teacher or an administrator. Also, looking for a research position or a teaching position at a college or university might be a possible option, if you attend our graduate school and earn a Master or Doctoral degree.

Contact Information

Department of Early Childhood Education, College of Education, Chonnam National University 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.    Phone: +82-62-530-2360    Fax: +82-62-530-2369