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Child and Youth Development

Foster physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development in young children.

Associate of Arts 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.

At Point University, our Associate of Arts in Child Development degree provides foundational coursework in early child development, education, and sociocultural contexts. Our child development program equips students to provide age-appropriate, Christ-centered care and nurturing to young children (birth through third grade). Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for an Early Education Teacher Certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Program Highlights


  1. Articulate a basic knowledge of the proper growth and development principles as they apply to young children from birth through age 8.
  2. Plan developmentally-appropriate activities and environments to promote young children’s cognitive development.
  3. Recognize the needs expressed by families with young children who have diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Curriculum

The Associate of Arts in in child development program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational knowledge in early child development. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Child Development
  • The Family
  • Principles & Methods of Teaching

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Program Length

The associate degree in child development at Point University 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 60 credits required for the online associate in child development degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in child development program at Point University 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 online students almost 40% off 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

Point’s associate degree in child development will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers working with young children in roles such as:

  • Day Care Employee
  • Community Worker
  • Preschool Worker
  • Child Advocacy

Blended Learning

  • FLEXIBLE

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

  • TRANSFER FRIENDLY

    Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.

  • FAITH BASED

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

  • QUALITY EDUCATION

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

  • SUPPORTIVE

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

  • SMALL CLASS SIZE

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

Bachelor of Science in Child Development

At Point University, 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).

Program Highlights


  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.

Curriculum

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

View Complete List of Courses

Program Length

The bachelor’s degree in child development at Point University 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 60 credits required for the online bachelor’s in child development degree in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in child development program at Point University 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 online students almost 40% off 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

Point’s 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

Blended Learning

  • FLEXIBLE

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

  • TRANSFER FRIENDLY

    Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time.

  • FAITH BASED

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

  • QUALITY EDUCATION

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

  • SUPPORTIVE

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

  • SMALL CLASS SIZE

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

Contact Information

admissions@point.edu
706.385.1000
855.37.POINT
Office Hours: 8am–5pm

Mailing Address

Point University
Attn: Enrollment
507 West 10th Street
West Point, GA 31833

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