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This program is designed to build on associate degree competencies to enhance professionals’ ability to design and implement developmentally appropriate learning environments for children ages birth to 5 years. Students are usually practitioners working in preschools and other child-care and educational settings.

Graduates will be able to facilitate positive transitions of children with disabilities and special needs, to nurture early language development and early reading and writing and other growth in other domains, to build early resiliency and self-regulation and to develop as early childhood stakeholder leaders.

Program Sheet


Admission Requirements

All transfer students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all college work attempted. Application deadlines are as follow for transfers: fall semester – July 1; spring semester – November 1; summer semester – March 1.

UC operates on a semester system, with 14-week grading periods.  Fall semester will begin late August and end mid-December;  Spring semester will begin in early January and end in late April; Summer semester will begin in early May and end in early August.

Applications should be submitted online.


For More Information

Students interested in this degree program can contact the University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at:

University of Cincinnati
2110 One Edwards Center
PO Box 210105
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0105
Phone: 513-556-2336
Early Childhood Learning Community   


Tuition and Fee Schedule

Current Fee Schedule