Online Early Childhood Degrees

Quick Degree Finder is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

For people whose location or work schedule makes it difficult to pursue a campus-based, full-time degree program, there are online Early Childhood degree program options at all levels (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.) available from accredited schools across the country.



Grand Canyon University
20 + Online Bachelor's and Master’s in ECE, Elementary, Special Ed and Secondary Concentrations

Liberty University
A.A. in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) - or -BS in Early Childhood Education

Purdue University Global
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

Walden University
Online Early Childhood Studies Programs

Rasmussen College
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate or Diploma
  • Associate’s in ECE or Child Development
  • Bachelor’s completion program in ECE Leadership

Capella University
Online Master's in Early Childhood Education

Even some “completely online” programs may require you to visit campus a handful of times, so it’s always a good idea to ask the school personnel specifically how much on-campus time is required.

Real Students Talk About Online ECE Degrees

Current students are the best source of unbiased information on what it’s like to earn an early childhood education degree online. That’s why we interviewed real students from notable online programs about their experiences. Below, ValindaJo Barkley of Arizona State University and Courtney Cruz of Youngstown State University break down the structure of their online degree programs, and advise you on how to balance working full-time with earning a degree online.

Arizona State University

Youngstown State University

The list below represents the result of our exhaustive research across hundreds of college and university websites. We hope that it gives you a good head start in researching your options!

Back to top