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Early Childhood Education Program

Early Childhood Education Degree

Our School of Education shares your passion for enriching the lives of students through teaching excellence, and we understand your drive and desire to meet the academic needs of all your students. We’re committed to helping you earn credentials that will help advance your career  in education.

Kendall College is ranked among the top 25 online Early Childhood Education programs, thanks to our flexible online format, along with an offering of select evening courses on campus. We also have affordable tuition and offer many financial assistance opportunities. In addition, we help maximize the number of credits that can be transferred into the bachelor’s program to help you achieve your goal. The Early Childhood Education Bachelor degree options are adapted for adults who juggle full-time jobs and even fuller lives. We don’t ask that you put your goals on hold- you can begin our program at any stage of your college education.

Our curriculum covers research-based practices that are aligned with the standards set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Consortium (INTASC) to make sure that you’re well-versed in a variety of standards.

Fieldwork is a critical part of the program and helps our students strengthen their skills and  forge a valuable network of connections that is so important for a job search. Recent graduates secured a variety of positions, such as Case Manager, Child Development Specialist and Day Care Director/Teacher, and work at respected institutions such as the British School of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, suburban private school districts and more.

Kendall offers the option to follow your passion  with several concentrations in the Early Childhood Education program:

By taking on one of these concentrations, a Kendall graduate will be taught both the foundational knowledge and the specialty skills necessary to succeed in their preferred field.



B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Earn your degree at your convenience with this non-licensure track that offers multiple concentrations of study

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B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Illinois Teacher Licensure

Earn your degree and prepare for Certificate examination.

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Endorsements and Approvals

Gain credential to teach bilingual or special education students.

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Field Experiences and Internships

Our program offers fieldwork and internship experiences with schools and early education centers in the Chicago area.

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Degrees Degrees

Our program combines educational rigor with flexible learning options and practical experience through internships and fieldwork.

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Faculty Faculty

Our instructors are current and former practitioners who are passionate about Early Childhood Education.

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Concentrations Concentrations

Customize your education degree by specializing in one of seven industry-relevant concentrations.

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