Child Development Certificate Online Program

Learn how children grow and develop in the early years of life, and improve your professional knowledge by connecting child development theories to practice.

This online child development certificate program prepares you to support a child’s optimal development. Learn how to respond effectively to the needs, challenges, and strengths of young children and their families. You will gain a research-based understanding of early childhood development and family functioning.

Explore key ideas from a variety of early child development disciplines, including:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Neurobiology
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Health
  • Social work

Application Deadlines:
Erikson Institute accepts applications on a rolling basis. This means we accept applications throughout the year for all academic terms and programs, and applications are evaluated as they are completed. However, applications received by our Priority Submission Dates for each term will receive primary consideration for scholarship awards.

Priority Rolling Application Deadlines:
Fall Term: March 15
Spring and Summer Terms: November 15