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.

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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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Completion Requirements

  • 15 total semester credits

This certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy.


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Curriculum Component  Requirements  Cost 
Courses 15 total semester credit hours  $660 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials) 
Technology Fee per semester  $160

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