- 2002 The Department of Child Care was established.
- 2002 A four-year undergraduate program and a four-year evening undergraduate program were established.
- 2003 A two-year weekend undergraduate program was established.
- 2004 There were approximately 400 students enrolled in the programs.
- 2005 Another four-year undergraduate program and a two-year evening undergraduate program were offered.
- 2006 There were six classes in the daytime program, six classes in the night time program, and three classes in the weekend program.
- 2007 There were seven classes in the daytime program, five classes in the night time program, and two classes in the weekend program.
- 2008 There were eight classes in the daytime program, four classes in the night time program, and one class in the weekend program.
- 2009 There were eight classes in the daytime program and four classes in the night time program.
- 2010 There were eight classes in the daytime program and three classes in the night time program.
- 2011 There were eight classes in the daytime program and two classes in the night time program.
- 2012 There were eight classes in the daytime program and one class in the night time program. In addition, there was a two-year daytime program.
- 2013 There were eight classes in the four-year daytime program and one class in the two-year daytime program.
- 2014 There are eight classes in the four-year daytime program and two classes in the two-year daytime program.
The department aims at educating students based on the educational ideal of “ONLY LOVE.” Therefore, the objectives of the Department are to educating students as child care professionals:
- With humane personal traits (i.e., keenness, warmness, assiduity, and compassion).
- With wide-ranging professional knowledge.
- With most-current, innovative practical skills.
The curriculum characteristics of the Department are as follows:
- The curriculum framework integrates core professional courses, selective professional courses, and general knowledge education courses.
- The core professional courses include Developmental Psychology, Educational Philosophy, Theories of Social Welfare, Management, and so on.
- The module courses include Child Care and Education, Management and Administration, Creativity and Expression, Child Welfare, and so on.
- The courses contain issues regarding the six domains of kindergarten courses, health and care, curriculum and instruction, art and literature, gender, human rights, career development, and so on.
Students who graduate from the department can:
- work in the fields of early childcare and nursing.
- work in kindergartens.
- take government tests for being civil employees, such as social workers and early child-care administrators.
- create infant and young children's teaching tools and toys.
- develop infants' and young children's media programs.
- run child-care centers, after school child-care programs, or family child-care centers.
- study in graduate programs in the related fields, such as Education, Home Economics, Children's Welfare, or Social Work.
In the future, the Department will be devoted to
- cooperating with publishers and game companies.
- setting up early childhood education programs to meet the goals of Southern Taiwan University of Technology.