Eastern University's undergraduate AA in Early Childhood Studies prepares excellent educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of early learning settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their chosen field.

  • Location: Online
  • Delivery: Flexibly-paced within 7-week terms.
  • Length: Approximately 2 years depending on transfer credits and courseload (61 credits)
  • Enrolling New Students: Every 7 weeks. Apply Online today!
  • Cost: Only $2,500-$7,500 out of pocket per year! Grants from Eastern and public sources make this possible. Learn more about our astonishingly affordable price.
  • Financial Aid: Many of students qualify for significant federal and state financial aid and military benefits. Students already teaching in early childhood education programs may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Pennsylvania Scholarship Program.  Submit your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for all financial aid!


Students who complete the program can go into various segments of the Child Care industry following the PA Early Childhood Education Pathway guidelines, along with paths to work in the field of Early Childhood Education as a PDE certified instructor. 

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Ranked Among Top Online Associate Degrees

University HQEastern University's AA in Early Childhood Studies has been ranked among the top Online Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education by University HQ. 

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