Affordable. Flexible. Online

  • Seasoned Faculty

    All of our faculty are seasoned early childhood education educators that provide real world guidance.

  • Active Learning

    Learn core concepts and explore ideas that you can integrate immediately into your daily work.

  • 92% Employment Rate

    92% of Kendall Early Childhood Education December 2015 graduates reported being employed in their field within six months of graduation.*

  • Top 25

    Kendall College was ranked among the Top 25 Smart Choice Schools for Online Early Childhood Education Degrees list by SuperScholar Smart Choice in 2016.**

Why Choose Early Childhood Education at Kendall College?

We share your passion for enriching the lives of students through teaching excellence, and understand your drive and desire to meet the academic needs of all your students. That is why we are committed to helping you earn the credentials that will help advance your career in education.

At Kendall, we are proud of our reputation for excellence and believe that students who choose Kendall not only contribute to our success but also earn a respected degree that will benefit them for a lifetime. Our graduates leave Kendall ready for the world of teaching.

Flexibility You Need to Continue Working Full-time

We understand that it can be difficult to balance your family, a job and school all at the same time – that is why we offer convenient pathways for you to earn your degree while still maintaining the other important aspects of your life. We don’t ask that you put your goals on hold- you can begin our program at any stage of your college education.

Three Practical Tracks and Customized Concentrations

Our three tracks are adapted for adults who juggle full-time jobs and even fuller lives. You can choose one of the following:

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Illinois Professional Educator Licensure
  • Illinois Professional Educator Licensure Preparation (postbaccalaureate)

We also offer various concentrations to help you select or focus on your interest or passion. You can specialize in areas like Special Education or English as a Second Language (ESL), or pursue a path toward administrative or director positions to oversee education programs.

Opportunities After Graduation

Once you earn your early childhood education degree and test to receive your Professional Educator License you can begin teaching children from birth through the grade level designated on your certificate. In Illinois, this means birth through grade 2 as of September 1, 2019. By pursuing specialized instruction and courses you can also be endorsed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or become a Special Education teacher. We have a team of professionals who can provide you with current statistics, valuable information and helpful coaching while you try to land your first job after graduating. Our Career Services Department can get the answers you need to succeed.


  • "The student teaching opportunities I was offered through Kendall gave me hands-on classroom experience under the guide of experienced and well-respected teacher-mentors."

    - Cody New, '06, Kindergarten Teacher in Chicago

  • "I highly recommend Kendall's online program to anyone seeking to earn a college degree while balancing their existing roles and commitments."

    - Juli Hammershoy, '15, Teacher at Bright Horizons in Chicago

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