The mission of the early childhood program at Vanguard University is to guide, mentor, and train highly qualified early childhood educators to serve in private and public early learning centers. Our goal is to equip students with the professional and spiritual tools needed to live a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.
Early childhood courses are taught online in an accelerated seven week format. Each semester consists of two seven-week sessions. Courses are taught by highly qualified instructors with educational and professional backgrounds in early childhood education. Christian philosophy and values are integrated throughout all classes. The early education classes at Vanguard University meet the formal requirements for Title 22 and Title V for the State of California. Additionally, they meet the formal educational training requirements for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Preschool Associate Credential (PAC), and director’s certificate.
The B.A. in Early Childhood provides students with the foundation to teach in early childhood education centers. This program also offers an emphasis in special education.
The Certificate in Early Childhood includes courses such as child growth and development, child, family and community, and early education practicum.
For non-degree seeking students. Individual courses are available to students in need of continuing education units or specific coursework.