A Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in family, infant and toddler studies (non-licensure) opens the door to a great career for you if you are committed to providing excellence in early care, early education and family support. Our family, infant and toddler studies program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to create an optimal learning environment for children, birth through age 3, resulting in a deep understanding of human development, the whole child, and the contexts in which a child develops. In this degree, you will complete 9 credit hours of practicum experiences, which gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from professionals already working in the field. In your final semester of the program, you will complete 8 credit hours of internship in an approved placement.

A degree in early childhood education with an emphasis in family, infant and toddler studies (non-licensure) can lead you to a career in which you provide direct services to young children (from birth through age three) and their families. You can also find a career in which you administer these programs and or where you provide professional development for these individuals.

Program Highlights

Career Pathways

Early childhood professionals who provide direct services to children and families include

  • Teachers
    • Child care programs
    • Early Head Start
  • Family child care providers
  • Early intervention specialists
  • Home visitors
  • Child life specialists
  • Nannies

Early childhood professionals who administer programs include

  • Program directors in programs listed above
  • Education managers in programs listed above
  • Curriculum specialists in programs listed above
  • Public and private agencies that administer family child care networks

Professional development providers for these individuals include

  • Adult educators/trainers in private and public organizations
  • Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency staff
  • Providers of training and technical assistance

In addition, other early childhood professionals provide monitoring and support services to program administrators and direct service providers through local, state and federal agencies.

Organizations and Opportunities

As an early childhood education major, you'll have the opportunity to assist faculty with research projects, work in labs, and participate in other related activities. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related student organizations.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans, and work-study offered University-wide, the College of Education and Technology offers scholarships for current students. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education. Additionally, you may be eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.

ENMU Scholarships

High School Courses

If you're interested in majoring in early childhood education at ENMU, try to take courses in the areas of child development and psychology.

Additional Degree Information

On the degree programs section of our site, you can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree, including the courses you will take when you're majoring in family, infant and toddler studies at Eastern.


Tsitsi Nyabando

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Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 157

Phone: 575.562.2264