After starting with a two-year junior college program in 1994, this department’s program was expanded into the present four-year course in 1999. The mission of the department is to prepare educators with the specialized knowledge, skills, and qualities required for early childhood education. In 2000, the Center of Teacher Education at Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science was established. We encourage students who want to pursue excellence in early childhood pedagogy to enter kindergarten teacher education programs. Through the teacher education program for associate-level school teachers, students become qualified kindergarten teachers and child caregivers. It is well-known that students who have graduated from Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science are welcomed by the business world. Teachers certified by our Teacher Center are also welcomed by secondary schools in Taiwan. Therefore, our department will continue to cooperate with the Teacher Center, and keep striving to contribute to professional development in the teaching profession.