Online Child Development Degrees

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Improve Growth and Development in Young Children

Point University’s online associate and bachelor’s degrees in child development blend general education courses with foundational coursework in early child development, education and sociocultural contexts. Upon completion of the associate or bachelor’s degree in child development, students are qualified to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Point University’s online programs are both affordable and flexible so that you can learn on your schedule from the convenience of your home – or from anywhere in the world. With no application fee and multiple start dates per year, now is the perfect time to get started.

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Coursework prepares students to work in a variety of positions within preschools, camps, daycare centers, private Christian schools, nonprofit organizations and other settings that serve children and families. Each program’s curriculum includes topics in child development, the family, principles and methods of teaching, educational psychology and cultural implications.


Our associate degree in child development equips students to work with young children in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive development.


Our online bachelor’s degree in child development provides a broad curriculum in early child development, education and sociocultural contexts. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate (birth through pre-kindergarten) from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

About Point University

Founded in 1937, Point University is an accredited, nonprofit institution equipping a diverse Christian community of cultural leaders motivated to live out their faith in the marketplace. We provide a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions.

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Online Learning with Point University

As an online student, you’ll receive the same education as our on-campus students delivered in a unique online learning environment. In addition to close interactions with faculty and fellow students, you can count on the dedicated support of admissions advisors, enrollment counselors and career services.

Lead and Nurture Young Learners

Our online child development degrees equip students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and professional dispositions they need. Graduates are prepared to work with young children, from birth through 3rd grade, in numerous settings to support children’s development physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and cognitively.

High-Quality Curriculum Delivered by Experts

In each of Point University’s online programs, knowledgeable faculty will utilize a holistic curriculum to expand your worldview as you gain the skills you need to succeed in your career. This unique approach ensures that you are prepared to thrive on an intellectual, professional and spiritual level.

Careers in Child Development

Graduates of Point University’s online child development programs are ready to begin their professional journey in a variety of fulfilling positions including:

  • Day Care Employee
  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Childcare Director
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Children’s Ministry Administrator

In these roles, you would encourage the healthy development of children through age-appropriate play, learning and social activities.

Rewarding Child Development Positions

With a degree in child development, graduates can pursue a variety of careers that allow them to make a difference in the lives of children.

  1. Parent Educator
  2. Youth Counselor
  3. Early Childhood Teacher
  4. Pediatric Nutritionist
  5. Child Welfare Specialist
  6. Reading Specialist
  7. Children’s Museum Curator
  8. Librarian

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