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Child and family studies combines aspects of sociology, psychology and early childhood development to prepare students for a variety of human services professions. These versatile programs provide students with a strong academic foundation and opportunities to build a rewarding career. Students gain the skills needed to positively impact their communities and build strong families.

Choose from multiple program options:

What sets our program apart?

Rooted in the latest research and best practices, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as interaction and guidance, early childhood observations and assessment, family involvement with young children, foundations of the early childhood professional, ethics and advocacy.

  • 8-week terms
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • Credit hours that count toward the Child Development Associate (CDA) and can be applied toward your state's credentials**
  • Coursework including child development and family studies that incorporates National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) professional preparation standards
  • Quality courses from respected faculty who teach the same classes online and on-campus
  • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

**Review your state's requirements and speak to your advisor about how your coursework may transfer.