With Walden’s B.S. in Child Development program, you can gain the skills you need to pursue a career working with children—and change their world for the better.

Discover how to identify important milestones for children from birth through age 19 and create effective learning environments that promote children’s healthy development. Gain child development training as you learn to observe and assess children and create interventions appropriate to age and developmental level.

You’ll also explore the importance of advocacy for children of all ages and the complexities of working with families to promote children’s mental and physical well-being.

Whether you plan to work with young children or adolescents, this online child development degree program offers you a wide range of concentrations to help tailor your curriculum to your specific career goals. Learn how to foster the success of young children during their pivotal time of discovery, learning, and growth. Explore the roles and responsibilities of the preschool professional, including ways to foster and engage learning. Gain the skills you need to improve attitudes toward learning, understand and manage the emotions of children and adolescents, and help adolescents develop their self-esteem.

The B.S. in Child Development courses are designed to reflect professional standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). These standards are critical indicators of program quality, and their inclusion reflects the integrity of the Walden learning experience.

Change your world—and the world of those around you.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • NCATE Accreditation

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

    The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education.

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  • Tuition Savings for NAEYC Members

    National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

    Walden offers tuition savings to NAEYC members.

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  • Assess Your Prior Learning

    Walden offers you the chance to assess your prior learning experiences for credit toward your undergraduate degree.

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