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ECFS Online

Online BS in Early Childhood and Family Studies

Early Childhood Online Degree Program

If you want to increase your salary, expand your employability and make a difference for children and families, a BS in Early Childhood and Family Studies degree can help make that happen.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for preschool teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2012 to 2022 (source).

This program is eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program.

100% online degree program
Christian values at the center of your education
Self-paced coursework
A dedicated, personal advisor
Ability to apply real-world knowledge
Communicate with classmates in forums

SWU's top-performing degree programs are regionally accredited, taught by real-world experts, and offer the flexibility to earn as you learn. Apply online in just 15 minutes!

What You'll Learn

Early Childhood and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to work in a variety of non-public school settings that serve children and families. Through this program, students acquire the values, knowledge, skills, and dispositions within a “Christian ethic of care” necessary to positively impact contemporary families in the areas of early childhood and family studies.


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

Apply now!

Our simple, 15-minute application process is the first step toward earning your online Early Childhood and Family Studies degree. Join our Christ-centered community today!

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