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BA Early Childhood Education - Infant and Toddler Care

Launch your career as an expert in education and child development with your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University®. You will discover all the wonder of Early Childhood Education as you learn ways to apply your knowledge and skills to your career. A Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education often makes a good fit if you are interested in pursuing a career working with young children and families.


You may also choose to delve into another area of early childhood education when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. This program offers the following specialization:

  • Infant and Toddler Care
    Learn to provide quality care for infants and small children. You will contribute to the healthy growth of children by earning your specialization in Infant and Toddler Care.

Your classes in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 99 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.

Continue Your Education

If you're an aspiring teacher, you can take advantage of a dynamic partnership between Ashford University and Rio Salado College. Your pathway to becoming an educator starts at Ashford University — where you'll earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education online. Then, you may choose to start your online Teacher Preparation Program through Rio Salado College* where 12 of your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education credits could be applied toward your post-baccalaureate program.

State Specific Teaching Information

Ashford University's campus is located in Clinton, Iowa, but the Rio Salado program leads to certification only in the state of Arizona. Ashford University's program is a bridge to the Rio Salado Program, not a certification program in and of itself. Completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts degree will not qualify you for Iowa or any other state certification. You will earn Arizona certification through the completion of the Rio Salado program after you have completed your Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at Ashford University.

Special Terms and Conditions

Successful completion and graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education is not intended to lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine any individual state's certification or licensure requirements. Ashford University does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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