The Early Childhood & Family Studies major is accepting applications for those students interested in starting in the Autumn Quarter 2013. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 15th 2013.
The College of Education now offers two options for the ECFS degree:
These are two different programs with different enrollment times, applications and websites. The ECFS online degree program emphasizes degree completion for distance learners. Learn more about the ECFS online degree program»
If you are interested in the ECFS on campus program for current UW students and transfer students, please see our admissions page for information on how to apply to the ECFS major»
Facilitating the healthy development of children and ensuring their readiness for school is a national priority. Too many children are at risk for failure in school, and too many families are not receiving the support they need to help their children develop optimally. The UW College of Education's BA in Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) prepares students to use the most recent research to understand how to facilitate optimal child development and how to become agents for institutional and societal change.
The ECFS major is designed to give students the opportunity to study early childhood development, early learning, and family studies from a variety of perspectives across a range of disciplines. Students will take course work that is specifically developed for the major, along with relevant courses from other University departments. They will participate in fieldwork and/or research each quarter during their junior and senior years.
A BA in early child development will prepare students for positions in social services/mental health, education, childcare, or research. Job opportunities are expanding in the area of early childhood development.
National efforts (e.g., Head Start, National Association for the Education of Young Children) are underway to ensure that early childhood teachers have a bachelor’s degree.
An undergraduate major in ECFS may also serve as a pathway for students interested in graduate studies in education, speech and hearing sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, and social work.
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Drop-ins are 15 minutes in length and do not require an appointment! They are held this quarter on Mondays, 10:30 - 12:00, Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00.
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Please note - Lisa will be out of the office on the following days - June 12th, 13th & 14th.
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