Online Early Childhood Studies Programs

Improve your job prospects, take on a leadership positioning, or gain insights on the latest research and trends in early childhood development

Why Pursue Your Online Early Childhood Studies Degree With Walden?

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Respected Faculty

Learn from nationally recognized experts in the early childhood field.

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Become an Education Leader

Find your voice and become a leader in the early childhood field.

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Master Current Best Practices

Explore cutting-edge topics and master current best practices.

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More About Our Early Childhood Studies Programs

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Walden University now offers Tempo Learning® by Walden, a custom-paced degree program that puts you in charge.

  • Go Your Own Pace. Tempo adapts to your speed and your style.
  • Learn on Your Schedule. No weekly deadlines; you create your own start and end dates.
  • Control Your Cost. Subscription-based pricing minimizes your tuition cost with an all-you-can-learn model.

Prepare for roles in a variety of areas in the early childhood field, including:*

  • Child and family advocacy
  • Public policy
  • Child development
  • Parent/family education
  • Professional development
  • Higher education
  • Working with young children
  • Program management

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Manage your education expenses with:

  • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments with no interest.*
  • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).*
*Additional conditions may apply. Some payment plans are offered through third-party services. Contact your enrollment specialist for details.

You may be eligible to receive transfer credit toward your program, enabling you to earn your degree faster. An enrollment specialist will work with you to identify what credit you can transfer based on your work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more.

  • First we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
  • Then we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the number of credits we can apply toward your Walden program of study.
  • You will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses eligible for transfer.
Let us help support you on your educational journey. We offer students millions in total tuition savings annually. Contact one of our enrollment specialists at 855-203-5779 to learn more.

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Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. Walden University earned CAEP accreditation by meeting rigorous national standards and demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

Why Study Early Childhood Studies at Walden?

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Competency-based Learning—the faster you go, the less you pay.

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Join a community of students and faculty with diverse backgrounds and experience.

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Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

"Walden is so much more than an online university; it is a university that cares about your success as a person."

Seletha Tucker
MS in Early Childhood Studies Graduate and EdD Student