Child Care & Development

daycare classroom

Degree and Certificate program
This 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. A child care development degree is also recommended for those seeking an upper-level position within child care, such as director of a center.


Upon completion, our Associate of Applied Science in Child Care and Development will qualify you to direct a center of 100 children as well as teach or administrate in childcare centers. With an associate degree in Child Care and Development, you can start a career as a childcare director, childcare teacher, or special education paraprofessional.

  • 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
  • echnology 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

Kansas Promise Act logoKansas Promise Act Eligible
Kansas residents can earn scholarship dollars to cover expenses associated with completing an eligible associate degree or certificate. Contact Admissions to find out more about the Kansas Promise Act scholarship.

Meet Faculty & Staff

Faculty Chair, Health & Human Services, EMS Director
Faculty, Director of Childcare and Development / Early Childhood Education
Academic Department Specialist, Health & Human Services