Founded in 1920, Vanguard University began as a training school for Christian workers in Costa Mesa, CA, but today is a comprehensive university affiliated with the Assemblies of God. As a part of the Pentacostal movement, Vanguard has always been inclusive of many cultures, races, and genders, and considers racial reconciliation one of its primary values. Vangaurd University has been named one of the top universitie in the West by US News and World Report.

Vanguard offers an accredited online Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. This 124-unit program is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience, allowing students to choose any time of the day or night for classes. Vanguard’s online Early Childhood Education program uses an accelerated 5-week class schedule to help students complete their BA quickly.

Applicants will need:

• Online Application.
• Non-refundable application fee of $50
• Official Transcripts
• One personal reference and one professional reference
• Critical thinking essay.
• A survey to demonstrate readiness

Tuition for the online Early Childhood Education program is $375 per credit hour, with discounts for students currently employed in some Early Childhood Education capacity. Students may apply for federal students loans and grants, and students who are employed in California as Early Childhood educators may also be eligible for additional grants.