Early Childhood Education and Development Minor

Male teacher reads to young children


Our early childhood education and development minor offers you the opportunity to develop an understanding of how children develop from birth to age five. You will get an introductory experience with early child care and infant and toddler care. The minor provides you with knowledge about development concerns with young children and how to best work with the families of children. The required courses provide you with a beginning overview of child development and components of early learning environments. Our minor in early childhood education and development benefits careers in social work, pediatric medical fields, and counseling, psychology and child life specialties.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • Have been introduced to the concept of play as an important part of a child’s early learning and development
  • Learn about the basics of developing creative instructional environments for young children
  • Develop strong time management skills


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are

School of Education

615 Teachers-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

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