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BS Early Childhood and Family Studies Management

Serve children and families; be a leader your community.

You might love working with young children AND you have a knack for leadership. The bachelor's of science in Early Childhood and Family Studies Management gives you the best of both worlds! Not only will you gain the knowledge to provide developmental and learning opportunities for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, you will also be equipped with practical business skills to take on administrative and leadership roles. This interdisciplinary program provides a strong foundation that blends the theory and practice of early childhood development with business concepts, preparing you to be a leader and an advocate for children and families.

Service + Leadership

As an Early Childhood and Family Studies Management student, you will get to learn about:

  • corporate social responsibility
  • developmental needs of children and what influences them
  • family and community characteristics
  • benefits and uses of assessment
  • effective curriculum-building strategies
  • professional and ethical guidelines for child and family advocacy
  • team management and collaboration

Is Early Childhood and Family Studies Management right for you?

Our expert business and education faculty offer you the real-world skills you need to succeed in the world of early childhood services and administration. If you are looking to direct, operate, or own an early childhood program, or manage an early childhood agency or organization that services children and their families, this program is for you!

The Early Childhood and Family Studies Management program does not lead to teacher certification or a teaching degree.