Associate of Applied Science in Child Development
West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Program Details

An online Childhood Development associate degree provides an entry point for anyone with interest in working with young children. Equip yourself with skills for assessment and curriculum development in early childhood education, ages birth through five years. Explore topics ranging from language arts and literacy to administration and children with special needs. Courses include clinical components which allow for hands-on applications. Round out your studies with a final capstone course.

For students who want to further their education, this associate’s degree can be seamlessly transferred into WVU Parkersburg’s bachelor’s program in Childhood Development.

Career opportunities may include:

  • Head start teacher
  • Daycare director
  • Child care resource and referral specialist
  • Classroom aide
  • And more family and child services positions

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score