100% Online. Flexibly Paced. Only $2,500-$7,500 Per Year.

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.

Program Details

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Tuition & Fees
  • 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.
      • Textbooks: Affordable and hassle-free online textbooks are built directly into your online courses. The cost of these materials will be added to your student account or you can opt-out and choose to pay out-of-pocket. Learn more.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid: Many of our students qualify for significant federal and state financial aid and military benefits. Submit your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for all financial aid!

TEACH Scholarship

Students already teaching in early childhood education programs may be eligible for the T.E.A.C.H. Pennsylvania Scholarship Program, which:

  • covers most of the cost for tuition and books
  • provides a travel stipend each semester
  • secures paid release time for the student to attend class, study, or handle personal needs
  • secures a stipend or a raise for the student at the end of the scholarship year
  • assigns a counselor to assist students in scholarship management and career development


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!