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Earn your Early Childhood Director Certificate or Infant-Toddler Care & Education Certificate while you complete your bachelor of science in Child and Family Studies from EKU Online.


  • Accelerated 8-week terms, with courses beginning 6 times per year
  • Flexible online learning format from a respected, accredited university
  • Coursework incorporates NAEYC professional preparation standards
  • Two practicum experiences to help you discover your calling
  • Affordable quality courses from respected faculty who teach the same classes online and on-campus
  • Credit hours count toward the Child Development Associate (CDA) and can be applied toward your state's credentials*
  • 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.


Careers in these fields are predicted to increase by 15-20 percent over the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics. EKU graduates have found themselves well-prepared for careers in public and private schools, non-profit agencies, Head Start and Early Start, HANDS, Save The Children, and many other careers in education.


Eastern Kentucky University is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran friendly campuses.


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