Childcare & 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 childcare and development setting, such as in-home childcare or a childcare facility. A childcare development degree is also recommended for those seeking an upper-level position within childcare, such as director of a center.


Upon completion, our Associate of Applied Science in Childcare 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 Childcare 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 logoLearn For Free
Kansas residents can earn scholarship dollars to cover expenses and learn for free by completing an eligible associate degree or certificate under the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship. Contact the Scholarships Department to find out more about the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship.

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