Increase Your Impact in Early Childhood Education

Earn your CDA Credential and Early Childhood Education Degree

Rasmussen University strives to make it more affordable to grow your early childhood education skills, so you can make a bigger impact in the lives of children.

Earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, and then transfer it into an ECE Associate's degree program that can be completed fully online. 1

The ECE Bachelor’s degree program is designed for professionals looking for a future as leaders and directors of childcare programs or centers. Fully online, the ECE Bachelor’s can be completed in as few as 18 months. 2

If your employer has a corporate alliance with Rasmussen University, you may be eligible for tuition savings options such as up to a 10-20% Corporate Grant. 3

Our ECE programs do not prepare students for licensed teaching positions in any public school setting, but students will have the opportunity to help shape the futures of young children from birth to age five in a non-public school setting or leadership role.

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“I did it by myself, but Rasmussen was every step of the way with me, and this includes the teaching and grading instructors, my advisor, admission staff and personal support center.”

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Rasmussen University makes it easy to navigate the ins and outs of taking college courses. With support services, you’re connected to the answers, planning and resources you need to be successful. Count on our peer tutors, mentors, librarians, financial aid experts and others on your support team.

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Your admissions advisor can answer any questions and offer more details about program options for all of our Early Childhood Education offerings.

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  1. See Rasmussen University course catalog for transfer policies.

  2. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.

  3. In order to qualify for the grant, all admission requirements must be completed, and enrolling students must provide proof of eligibility. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants. For additional details, visit:
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