Welcome to Early Childhood Education

Vanguard’s Early Childhood Education Program

Vanguard University provides nationally recognized rigorous degrees and certificates designed for professional Early Childhood Educators. Taught in an accelerated  format, you can study anywhere, anytime online. All the ECE courses are taught from a Christian worldview by experienced early childhood educators who provide individual teacher support.

The degrees and courses are aligned to meet the formal training requirements for Head Start, State Preschools, Association of Christian Schools International’s (ACSI), CDA Credential and for those who work in private centers and as family child care providers.

Vanguard University is accredited by WASC and the Early Childhood Education Program is aligned with the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Professional standards.

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