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The Bachelor of Arts in Early Care & Education is an online undergraduate degree completion program offered by the University of Washington. It launched in fall 2013 as the online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies, extending the reach of the classroom ECFS program at UW Seattle.

With affordable per-credit costs and fully online courses, this degree program is committed to providing equitable access to a quality degree at a premier university, especially for non-traditional learners. The program’s mission also centers on improving the level of education among early-learning professionals and spreading the knowledge of the latest research and best practices in the field.

The program features the same outstanding faculty, course curriculum, advising and other services that on-campus students enjoy. Your degree and diploma are identical to on-campus UW programs.

Top-Ranked College

The program is offered by the UW College of Education, which ranks 5th in the nation among public schools of education according to U.S. News & World Report.

This self-sustaining, fee-based degree was developed in partnership with UW Continuum College, which extends the reach of the UW with a range of online and on-campus programs designed for working professionals and other learners of all ages.