Childhood Development & Family Relations

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With our Childhood Development and Family Relations associate degree, you will learn how to make a positive change in the lives of children, families, and communities. Lay the foundation for your bachelor’s degree with courses that can transfer to a four-year university after graduation. With an associate degree, you will be eligible for a career as a childcare professional in a licensed childcare center, a teaching assistant in a public school or a teacher in an early childhood education program.

Associate of Science

The Childhood Development and Family Relations program will prepare you for a successful career in childhood development and education.


Two years


About $9,452 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

Design the Child Development and Family Relations A.S. degree at Nashville State with the transfer university program of your choice in mind. Consult your Nashville State program advisor and the catalog from the transfer university throughout the advising/registration process to avoid a loss of credits in the transfer process.


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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Ruth Green

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Room C-237C, White Bridge Campus

Karen Stevenson

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Melissa Fleck

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Jennifer Goncalves

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

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Kassidy Schmidt

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

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