Studying an early childhood degree will put learning about young children at the heart of your studies. You’ll gain an insight into how children experience their childhoods and how that affects their development by engaging with infants, toddlers, young children and their families. You’ll likely look at the development and education of children in the context of the modern world, drawing from academic fields like sociology, psychology, law and health. Many early childhood courses include placements in settings like primary schools, nurseries and early childhood centres, giving students practical experience and transferable skills alongside the theoretical knowledge they learn. As a graduate, you could play a vital role in the education and support of young children, helping change and shape lives by doing jobs in areas like education, charity, child development and child therapy.