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Early Childhood Studies - NEW! Available Online

Early Childhood Studies - NEW! Available Online

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Chestnut Hill College’s Accelerated Adult Degree Program is designed for the adult learner. The Early Childhood Studies program combines a sound liberal arts background with specific training in educational and child psychology, curriculum methods and materials, and extensive fieldwork. This program is intended for those working with young children who are not seeking teacher certification in the state of Pennsylvania.

Students interested in pursuing this degree may choose to study in traditional, in-person classroom settings, or select an all-online class option--OR utilize a combination of both traditional and online coursework--to complete this degree.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students in these programs may be eligible for PA T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships and/or PHMC ECE PDO Scholarships.

Here is the link to apply to T.E.A.C.H.


Please contact Elaine R. Green, Ed.D. PHMC Grant/SCPS Administrator at green@chc.edu for information about PHMC ECE PDO Scholarships.

These support funds are available to students who are:

  • Currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in one of these programs ( Childcare Management, Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies with a Montessori Infant Toddler Credential, and Early Childhood Studies with a Montessori Early Childhood Credential)
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For your convenience, Chestnut Hill College offers accelerated degree courses in two locations:

  • Chestnut Hill College Main Campus
  • University Center at Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown

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Transferring Credits

Students can transfer up to 75 credits from another accredited college or university. Prior Learning Assessment options can also help you earn credits for on-the-job experience and training programs.

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For more information or to schedule a personal visit with an Admissions Representative:

Call - 215-248-7063 | Email - adultdegree@chc.edu | Schedule a virtual appointment