Finish Your Degree and Achieve Your Dreams

Complete your college degree and open the door to a brighter future with the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies at the University of Washington. This innovative program will broaden your career horizons and enable you to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children and families.

You can do it — you can accomplish your goals and earn a degree from a world-class university.

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Make a Difference

Early learning educators can have a powerful influence on the lives of young children. You’ll study the latest educational strategies and research, honing your skills and deepening your knowledge of this important field.

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Earn a Respected Degree, Affordably

A bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington represents a special mark of achievement. And the ECFS program is an excellent value, with lower per-credit costs than many competing programs.

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Advance in Your Career

Early childhood education is a growing field, driven by increasing recognition of the importance of early learning and child development. Earning your degree can expand your career opportunities and prepare you for higher-level positions and leadership roles.

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Enjoy Online Flexibility

As a fully online degree program, ECFS is designed to fit in with your busy schedule and other commitments. You’ll have the full support of UW instructors, academic advisers and technology professionals to help ensure your success.

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“The program was perfect for me, because I had the ability to complete my degree at a highly respected institution and I could do it online. Finishing my degree at the UW was a dream come true.”

Grace Ingram, ECFS Graduate

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