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Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

If you love helping young children thrive, it may be more affordable than you think to turn your passion into a career. Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education online with Ashworth College and experience one of the most practical, flexible, and competitively priced programs in the country.

Studying at your own pace, you will explore comprehensive, career-focused courses in child development, teaching techniques, and more. As you do so, you will learn from instructors with first-hand experience in education—and accumulate the required formal education hours to apply toward a CDA Credential™.

Online Early Childhood Education Degree Curriculum

Through our online Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree, you’ll take the first steps toward a rewarding career working with children while also fulfilling the education requirements to earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Your online classes include:

  • Careers in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Literacy

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What you get

  • 120 hours of professional education to apply to your CDA Credential™
  • A combination of textbooks and online lessons
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Working with children is often a rewarding job. With a degree in early childhood education, you could prepare to be a childcare worker or preschool teacher! The average salary for these jobs can vary based on experience and other factors, but on average, a childcare worker makes around $28,520 while a preschool teacher could earn $35,330††..


Our partnerships and online tools are here to help you as soon as you enroll.


Complete each semester in as few as six months based on your study pace.


Reasonable tuition and payment plans let you learn without loans.

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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Your early childhood education salary can vary based on the job you pursue, your education, credentials, your employer, and other factors. On average, someone starting out in an entry-level job as a childcare worker could expect to make about $28,520 per year.*

With a bachelor's degree in Early childhood education you have many job opportunities available to you. A few examples include: Preschool Teacher, Childcare center director, Tutor, and Home-based service provider.

Earning your Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree online makes sense if you want to prepare for a fulfilling, in-demand field. Your studies ensure that you have a broad understanding of important general subjects and a deep grasp of concepts and skills for the real world. The best part is the convenience. You can earn your online Early Childhood Education degree without rearranging your life.

After you graduate, you'll retain access to your account on the Ashworth College Central Network. The online toolkit for job search preparation is integrated with your lessons so you can be fully prepared to make a good impression on potential employers. As an alum, you'll be able to brush up on your Ashworth College Central Network and use your account as much as you like.

Unlike other online Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree programs, we allow you up to four (4) years from the date of your enrollment to graduate and earn your degree. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of Ashworth College.

Related programs

Earning your online Early Childhood Education degree is just one educational option for you. You might also consider one of our other related programs.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

NOTE: This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification.

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