Online Bachelor of Science in Child Development

During the early years of child development, interactive education creates the foundation for lifelong success. Our child development program equips students to work with young children in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.


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Our online Bachelor of Science in Child Development program equips students to work with young children (birth through third grade) in a variety of settings, preparing activities and environments that foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.

Graduates of the child development program are equipped to work in preschools, camps, daycare centers, private schools, churches, non-profits, community organizations, and other settings that serve children and their families. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate (birth through pre-kindergarten) from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).


1. Demonstrate familiarity with the milestones of physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development children are expected to display from birth through age 8.

2. Create organized lesson plans that include goals, materials, procedures, and assessments appropriate for young learners.

3. Employ a Christ-like attitude and respond appropriately and non-judgmentally to the diverse needs of the children and families being served.


The online bachelor in child development program’s broad curriculum provides a foundation in early child development, education, and sociocultural contexts. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Educational Foundations
  • Culture and Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Psychology


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Program Length

The online bachelor’s degree in child development is offered in a fully online format, allowing students to access coursework whenever and wherever they are. While the online child development program requires weekly online meeting participation, students have the flexibility to study and learn at their own pace. Program length depends on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in child development degree in four years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in child development online program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers CCU and Cincinnati-area online students almost 40% off Point's regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Our online bachelor’s degree in child development will equip you with the knowledge and tools to serve children and their families in a variety of settings in roles such as:


  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Employee
  • Community Worker
  • Children’s Ministry Director
  • Child Advocacy


Through CCU's partnership with Point University, the child development program is offered in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 80 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half or more.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have created a model that works and challenges.”

– Terri B. LaGrange, online student