Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy

The online Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy certificate explores the theoretical background and practical tools you will need to advocate effectively for young children, families, and the field of early childhood education.

Expand your expertise as you study theories of child development, essential components for effective early childhood programs, and emerging trends and issues. Develop practical strategies for influencing public policy and public opinion, including family and political advocacy, coalition building, and communications.


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

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • 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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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership


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