Canterbury Christ Church University was one of the first universities to offer the Early Childhood Studies degree. We continue to pioneer an innovative, creative and exciting approach to the study of children and their childhoods. This captivating area of study draws on multiple perspectives of early childhood from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, health, law and science. In doing the degree the complexities of child development and growth, children’s earliest experiences from the moment of conception to the end of their early childhood are captured and explored. At Canterbury Christ Church University we invite our students to enter the diverse worlds of children’s lives as they are lived and experienced by children themselves and to consider the influences that shape their development and learning, their personalities and the critical periods that will ultimately shape their journeys to adulthood.