Health & Human Services

Child Care & Development

The child care development program at Cowley College consists of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Child Care & Development and a Child Care Certificate.

The AAS degree is recommended for those who prefer to work with children from birth through age eight in a child care and development setting, such as in-home child care or a child care facility. The AAS degree is also recommended for those who are seeking an upper level position within child care such as director of a center.

The Child Care Certificate offers advanced course work for those seeking employment within a child care center or as a licensed in-home child care provider.

Why Cowley?

  • Dedicated faculty with a passion for teaching and the process of learning
  • Cutting edge program ready to empower you to meet the demands and needs of today’s world 
  • Hands-on curriculum that will allow you to start building the tools needed for the career field
  • State of Kansas Early Learning Standards are embedded in Cowley’s curriculum
  • Professional development opportunities throughout the program, i.e. Cowley C.A.R.E Conference, KAEYC, Early Learning Leaders.
  • High quality online classes with qualified instructors
  • Technology in the classroom: Computer technology
  • A hands-on, interactive, fun, play-based approach to learning with a purpose
  • Every day provides new and different learning opportunities
  • Face to face and online coursework to accommodate working schedules
  • Collaborate with Early Childhood Associate Apprenticeship Program and Industry

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Course Procedures:

Note: For students interested in earning a teacher license in early childhood education and work for a public school system, the Associate of Arts in Elementary/Early Childhood is recommended and can be found under the Education category.

Click here for the Childcare Partnership Brochure

Petition for College Credit for successful completion of BELIEF Institute

For information contact:

Janet Davidson
Director of Child Care and Development / Early Childhood Education