Support children and families

Family advocates provide comprehensive educational and case management services to children and families in their homes, helping them develop the skills to ultimately advocate for themselves and their own children. Through this online program, you will be equipped to work within educational settings with families and young children in non-teaching positions, an emerging need in Nebraska and nationwide. Positions relating to early childhood and family advocacy include formal public agency programs, private childcare centers and early childhood education centers.

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

Completing a bachelor’s degree qualifies you for additional job positions and careers. The median salary for those with bachelor’s degrees is 39% higher than for those with a high school diploma (no college experience) and 34% higher for those with some college but no degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Program Manager
  • Family Resources Coordinator
  • Family Advocate
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Education Manager
  • Early Head Start Home Visitor

"The ability that you have to receive a degree from a university in your time, on your schedule is amazing, and I think the convenience is the best thing. And that's kind of immeasurable."

Rachel Berreckman

ECFA Program Graduate