Early Childhood Education - with government recognition*


In recent years, professional training for early childhood teachers in Germany has become increasingly academic, creating the need for new state-certified undergraduate degrees such as Early Childhood Education B.A. with government recognition at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

This degree programme is designed in particular to impart the extensive range of theoretical and practical skills needed for pedagogical work with children aged 0 to 14 years. This expertise enables students to adopt nuanced pedagogical approaches based on children’s specific needs, fostering and guiding each child’s individual development with expertise, empathy and sensitivity.

Moreover, graduates are trained to read and reflect on pedagogical situations on the basis of education theories and philosophies in order to develop recommended courses of action, particularly for parents and education organisations. To that end, methods and theories from pedagogy, the humanities, social science and psychology are core pillars of this degree programme. Practically-oriented instruction, group discussions and video analysis sessions in the KLEX Tutorial Workshop, and a continuous emphasis on developing analytical and communication skills combine to create a degree programme that prepares and qualifies graduates for promising careers in a growing market, or for a master’s degree track at a university in Germany or elsewhere in Europe.


Course Structure

Career Path

KLEX Lernwerkstatt




Your Team Early Childhood Education B.A.

Prof. Dr. Corinna Titze
Head of degree programm, Professor of Applied Psychology

Prof. Dr. Heike Weinbach
Prof. Dr. Marjan Alemzadeh
Dr. Thomas Swiderek


Programme Coordinator:

Rosa Nieke
Scientific assistant for Central Course Coordination Management with focus on Early Childhood Education


* The degree programmes offered are suitable for part-time study in accordance with §62a HG NRW.


Place of study

Campus Kleve

Start date

Winter semester



Duration of study

7 semesters of full-time study

Study model

Full-time studies

Degree awarded

Bachelor of Arts


Mandatory 8-week preparatory internship/work placement. This must be completed no later than the 4th semester enrolment deadline.

Restricted admission


Graduates will acquire not only the Bachelor Degree but also the governmental recognition as "Kindheitspädagoginnen" and "Kindheitspädagogen".


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Information on admission requirements

Actual information on the application process can be found under Application and Admission.

Online-Application via uni-assist

Contact for questions about the application process, admission requirements and enrollment via contact form

Contact for questions about the organization of the study program, study-related counseling and academic guidance: kp-fgo@hochschule-rhein-waal.de


General Information for students KP

General information site on moodle (internal)

Study Schedule KP (new)
valid from the start of studies in the winter semester 2020/21

Study Schedule KP (old)
valid for all students who started their studies before the winter semester 2020/21