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Early Childhood Education

Following top colleges and universities offer Early Childhood Education degree programs either online or at campus.




Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University has helped thousands of students move ahead in life via liberal arts-based higher education. You could be next. An ideal choice for working adults and those with uncompleted degrees.

  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education :-
    Take 5-week courses one at a time, accelerating your path to completion. Depending on the number of transfer credits, you may finish your degree program in as few as 9 months. You'll find your courses in this 64-credit program will build a foundation for success in the world of childcare. Focus on important topics in early childhood, such as: development, learning assessment, special learners, and instructional strategy. Upon completion of your Associate's degree at Ashford, you can transfer your credits toward any of Ashford's many Bachelor's degree programs.
  • BA/Early Childhood Education - General :-
    Launch your career as an expert in education and child development with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. Strengthen your education skills while enhancing your understanding of the many aspects of children's development and education. You will complete coursework in childhood development, curricula, and program development. When you complete the required coursework, you will be well acquainted with the education industry, be highly trained in various theories of childhood development, and exhibit advanced instructional skills. Your courses will cover several relevant topics, from children's development and language acquisition to the impact of parents and communities on childhood education.
  • BA/Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care :-
    Learn to provide quality care for infants and small children. You will contribute to the healthy growth of children by earning your specialization in Infant and Toddler Care.


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Post University

Post University, founded in 1890, has a proud heritage of empowering students to take control of their careers and their lives. We offer an innovative curriculum that combines career-focused education with a solid foundation in the liberal arts.

  • A.S. in Early Childhood Education :-
    Post University's Early Childhood program will prepare you for immediate employment as early childhood teachers in school districts as well as in public, private or corporate settings. If you later seek teacher certification the Associate in Science degree program will also permit transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. You will study child development, psychology and age appropriate approaches to literature, math/science and social studies. This program includes practicum's undertaken at an arranged site near you.
  • Certificate: Early Childhood Education :-
    The Early Childhood Education Certificate program provides students with the professional training comparable to fulfilling the educational requirements of the Child Development Associate Credential. Students in this program will receive training in the basic principles of early childhood for entry level teaching positions in early care and education centers, nursery schools, Head Start programs, hospital settings and community facilities.
  • Certificate: Early Childhood Education Administration :-
    This Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate program is for those individuals who are interested in the management of programs for young children. This program can also be viewed as first step towards an Associate in Science and, ultimately, a bachelor's degree. This certificate includes two education-related courses as well as business courses in computers, marketing and administration.


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With Post University Online, you can earn an Early Childhood Education Certificate entirely online, with no commuting or interruptions in your current career.



Capella University - Online

Capella University provides working adults the opportunity to earn online degrees in the fields of business management, health care, higher education, human resources, information technology, mental health, K-12 education, public safety and public administration work, social work, and public service leadership. An accredited university, Capella delivers a challenging education to more than 28,000 students.

  • MS - Early Childhood Education :-
    Capella University's master's degree specialization in Early Childhood Education is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is designed to prepare teachers to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children. And as part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, this specialization is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The curriculum includes course work in such topics as child psychology, classroom management, the early childhood learning environment, family engagement, and strategies for eliminating achievement gaps. Elective course work provides you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of learning theories or focus on special education or supervisory skills. People likely to be interČested in this specialization include licensed teachers who have a passion for education at the early stages of develČopment and want to pursue specialized preparation in that area, or who want to teach early childhood education in a higher education institution.
  • MS - Child and Adolescent Development :-
    Capella offers the only masters specialization in Child and Adolescent Development available from an online, regionally accredited university. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the knowledge, theory, and best practices needed to promote and support the development of children and adolescents. Courses cover such topics as prenatal, child, and adolescent development; familial, societal, and cultural influences; psychological and educational measurement theory; and research methodology. People likely to be interested in this specialization include professionals working in social services, health care, government, and education who wish to pursue leadership positions in organizations that serve children and adolescents.


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Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a broad selection of programs that address the career goals of working adults from a variety of professional disciplines. Our emphasis is on real-world knowledge and skill development, and we offer programs from which students learn concepts and techniques they can use to take control of their professional destinies.

  • ASIS/Early Childhood Development
  • BS in Psychology/Child Development


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Grand Canyon University - Education

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and is recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine, Fox.com, Online Education Database (OEDb), and more.

  • B.S. in Early Childhood


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Western Governors University - Online

Western Governors University emphasizes mastery of essential skills and knowledge in your field, basing progress toward your online degree on passing rigorous assessments (such as tests, projects, assignments, etc.) instead of accumulating credit hours.

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 3)
    The B.A. in Early Childhood Education (Birth through Grade 3) prepares you for licensure to become an early childhood education teacher. The program provides you with the comprehensive groundwork, knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for working with infants, toddlers, and young children from birth through age eight (or the third grade). Depending on state licensure options, this program leads to initial licensure in early childhood education, PK-3, K-3, etc., and includes supervised practice teaching in an actual classroom setting.


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California University of Pennsylvania - Online

Cal U Global Online programs are delivered completely over the Internet so that students can log on and complete their school work when it's convenient for them. The asynchronous format allows students the freedom to fit classes into their busy lifestyle; work at home, in the office, on vacation, in the early morning or late at night, wherever and whenever they want.

  • Master of Education- Tracks in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood-Cert Only


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