Finish Your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies

Complete your college degree in the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies program at the University of Washington, and open the door to a future of greater opportunity. This innovative program will prepare you to start or advance your career in this rapidly growing field and enable you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children and families.

Expand Your Career Possibilities

Ensuring the healthy development of young children and readying them for school success is a nationally recognized priority. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020. With cutting-edge courses and curriculum based on proven research, this program gives you the skills and credentials to succeed in a variety of career tracks.

Get a World-Class UW Education, Affordably

Youíll learn from top faculty and instructors in the UW College of Education, which is ranked second among public universities and eighth overall in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey. The outstanding reputation of the college and of the University of Washington gives your degree added prestige and value.

This quality education is also affordable, with low per-credit fees that allow you to save on college costs.

Enjoy the Flexibility and Convenience of Online Learning

This program is designed for your success. A flexible degree completion program thatís fully online, it allows you to fit school around your work and family commitments. Watch lectures and complete most classwork on your own schedule using engaging online learning technology. Academic advisers and technical support are available when you need them.

Achieve the degree youíve always wanted and open up new opportunities with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies.



March 1, 2017
Applications Open

June 1, 2017
Application Deadline

September 27, 2017
Classes Begin


Attend a webinar or community event to learn more about the ECFS degree completion program. See the event schedule for details.


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Finishing my degree at the UW was a dream come true.

Grace Ingram, Class of 2015
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