Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs In Early Childhood Education

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Online Bachelor’s in Childhood Education Rankings, Salaries & Courses

Early childhood educators prepare young children to succeed in kindergarten classrooms by leading activities that promote children’s mental, social, and emotional development. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the number of preschool teachers will grow by 10% between 2016 and 2026, outpacing the median growth for all positions in the U.S.

Many of the higher paying careers for early childhood education majors, such as kindergarten teachers, typically require a bachelor’s degree. Future preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and childcare workers can choose from many options when it comes to earning their degree, including online programs. Online programming offers increased flexibility for students who work full or part time, and earning an online bachelor’s degree can lead to new job opportunities and teacher licensure.

The following sections cover many important topics related to enrolling in an early childhood education bachelor’s degree online, including the best online programs in the U.S., common coursework, scholarship opportunities, and potential careers.

Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Early Childhood Education


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    Best Online Early Childhood Education Programs 2018-2019

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    • Each college must have at least one online program 1
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This section discusses the best online bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education for the 2018 academic year. Many criteria were considered when developing this list, such as a program’s graduation rate, cost and tuition, and availability of online courses. Rankings rely on official statistics obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Top 10 Online Bachelor’s Programs in Early Childhood Education

Rank School Location
1 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
2 The University of Montana-Western Dillon , MT
3 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
4 Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN
5 Mayville State University Mayville, ND
6 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
7 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
8 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC
9 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
10 Judson College Marion, AL
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  1. Liberty University
    Location

    Lynchburg, VA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Liberty University's Bachelor of Science in early childhood education is offered in a 100% online format. Students have the option, however, of including a field experience capstone course. If they choose to do so, they'll gain hands-on experience and will be able to pursue certification through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Graduates interested in pursuing careers as teachers can continue on to earn a Master of Arts degree in teaching; this degree is required to obtain teaching licensure. Liberty University is a private, Christian-affiliated institution with its main campus in Lynchburg, Virginia.

  2. The University of Montana-Western
    Location

    Dillon , MT

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The Bachelor of Science in early childhood education offered by the University of Montana Western is a hybrid program combining online coursework with in-person field experience. Successful completion of 120 credit hours is required to earn this degree, including 70 credits related specifically to the major subject. Students can pursue an area of emphasis and have a dozen options from which to choose. Degree requirements also include completion of a practicum consisting of supervised field experience in the student's area of emphasis. Example career options for graduates of this program include early childhood teacher, early childhood program administrator, parent educator and early childhood trainer.

  3. South Dakota State University
    Location

    Brookings, SD

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    South Dakota State University's Bachelor of Science in Early Education and Care is a hybrid program that combines online courses and in-class observation and evaluation experiences. The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, or Great Plains IDEA, a partnership of 20 public universities that gives students access to online courses from a wide range of partner institutions. The degree can qualify graduates to work in a variety of early childhood education settings, such as child care homes and centers, Head Start programs, infant/toddler and pre-school programs and before- and after-school programs for children ages 8 and younger.

  4. Bemidji State University
    Location

    Bemidji, MN

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    For students interested in earning their degrees online and working in the field of early childhood education, Bemidji offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. The degree program is available in a hybrid format, combining online courses with 3 face-to-face meetings in the Minneapolis metro area. An associate degree or completed MN transfer curriculum with a cumulative 3.0 GPA is required for admission. Bemidji's elementary education bachelor's degree prepares graduates for careers in a range of early-childhood-education-related positions, including preschool and kindergarten or elementary school.

  5. Mayville State University
    Location

    Mayville, ND

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Mayville State University offers two early childhood education-focused bachelor's degrees that can be earned partially through online study. Mayville's Bachelor of Science Education in early childhood education degree is a composite of both early childhood education and elementary education and qualifies graduates to apply for birth-through-3rd-grade teacher licensure. Mayville's Bachelor of Arts in early childhood degree is designed to prepare students to work in a number of early childhood education-related leadership occupations, including preschool teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists and more. Both degrees feature a combination of online coursework and in-person activities (field experiences, internships, student teaching).

  6. Northern Arizona University
    Location

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The online Bachelor of Applied Science in early childhood education offered by Northern Arizona University is a blended online/in-person degree-completion program designed for individuals who have previously earned associate degrees from community colleges and wish to expand their knowledge and skills in early childhood education. Students must complete 120 total credit units, which include 64 units in an associate degree transfer block (75 units accepted from Arizona community colleges), and 21 units in specialized early childhood education coursework. This degree does not lead to teacher certification, but graduates should be able to pursue career opportunities with preschools, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and other similar venues where specialized skills in early childhood education are utilized.

  7. University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Location

    Kearney, NE

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Nebraska Kearney's online Bachelor of Arts in early childhood inclusive program was created to allow assistants in preschools, in-house teachers, Head Start staff members and other students unable to attend regular classes on college campuses to earn their degrees and become eligible for their teaching certificates. The degree is offered in a hybrid format that combines online coursework with school-based experiences and student teaching. The degree takes 120 credit hours to complete and prepares students to work with children from birth to age 5 in special education or from birth to age 8 in regular education classrooms.

  8. Western Carolina University
    Location

    Cullowhee, NC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Western Carolina University's birth to kindergarten (BK) program offers two distinct online bachelor's degree concentrations. The first option is a professional education concentration is designed for those interested in teaching in public school pre-K, North Carolina pre-K and/or kindergarten settings. Coursework is completed online and students are required to complete in-person internships. Internship placement is limited to North Carolina pre-K, Head Start and kindergarten classrooms. The second option is the early childhood concentration, which is geared to those students interested in working with young children and their families in settings other than public schools, as students are not certified to teach in these settings. Coursework is completed online for this concentration, but there is no internship requirement. Students must, however, complete 18 credit hours of action research, in which they must participate in person in an early childhood setting. An alternative licensure option is also available. This option allows students who have previously earned 4-year degrees to participate in internships and other experiences in order to qualify for teaching licensure.

  9. University of Toledo
    Location

    Toledo, OH

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Toledo's bachelor's degree in early childhood education is a non-licensure, degree-completion program that combines online coursework with field experiences. Students must have an associate degree in early childhood education or child development with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 to be admitted into this program. An applicant must also be employed at an early care or education program for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Graduates with this degree typically pursue early childhood education-related employment in support and administrative positions in schools, public and private agencies and similar organizations, or go on to pursue master's degrees in the field, leading to professional licensure and positions as preschool and kindergarten teachers.

  10. Judson College
    Location

    Marion, AL

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Judson College is a private, Baptist-affiliated, all women's college located in Marion, Georgia. Women interested in working with young children, including those at the preschool level and younger, may want to consider Judson College's online Bachelor of Science in elementary education. This hybrid degree-completion program combines online coursework with in-person field work experiences. Courses follow a cohort model, which requires students to start and complete classes on the same schedule as their on-campus counterparts. This degree prepares graduates for employment as teachers at the K-6 grade levels, but may also be applicable to early childhood education settings. Judson College certifies Alabama degree candidates only, and field experience and clinical practice observation placements for this degree program are made exclusively with Alabama schools.

How Much Can You Make in an Early Childhood Education Career?

Your program, concentration, and location can all influence your future career and earning potential. When researching potential jobs and their accompanying salaries, keep in mind that your first job after graduation may pay a lower salary than many of the numbers you read online. Official salary numbers, such as those reported by the BLS, usually represent a median figure. However, earning a bachelor’s degree teaches important skills and provides educational experiences that typically lead to a higher starting salary compared to candidates who only hold an associate degree or high school diploma.

The table below includes the salaries, projected job growth, and typical duties associated with five common careers held by graduates with a bachelor’s in early childhood education.


  • Preschool Teachers

    MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY: $28,990
    JOB GROWTH 2016-2026: +10%

    Job Description

    Preschool teachers work at public and private schools. Their primary job duties include leading skill-building exercises to prepare children for kindergarten. They may also identify behavioral issues and learning disabilities, as well as meet with parents to recommend outside services, such as special education teachers. The highest paid preschool teachers typically hold both a bachelor’s degree and a state-issued teaching license.

    Preschool Teachers


  • Childcare Workers

    MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY: $22,290
    JOB GROWTH 2016-2026: +7%

    Job Description

    Childcare workers take care of small children below the ages of five or six, depending on when a child enters preschool or kindergarten. These workers promote children’s development by providing a safe environment where children can express their curiosity. Childcare workers may also feed and bathe children. Similar to preschool teachers, childcare workers who hold a bachelor’s degree typically earn higher salaries and may qualify for promotion.

    Childcare Workers


  • Kindergarten Teachers

    MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY: $56,900
    JOB GROWTH 2016-2026: +7%

    Job Description

    These professionals work at public and private elementary schools, teaching young children fundamental reading and math skills. They also expose children to science and social studies topics and introduce important academic skills, such as how to study and communicate with peers. Other job duties include ensuring that students enter and leave school safely. In most states, a bachelor’s in early childhood education qualifies graduates to pursue teacher licensure.

    Kindergarten Teachers


  • Teacher Assistants

    MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY: $26,260
    JOB GROWTH 2016-2026: +8%

    Job Description

    In large classrooms with many students, teacher assistants help the primary teacher maintain discipline, answer questions, and help keep the classroom clean. They also assist teachers with recordkeeping tasks, such as taking attendance, grading papers, and organizing handouts. Early childhood education graduates can use a teacher assistant position as a stepping stone to a full-time kindergarten teacher position.

    Teacher Assistants


  • Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

    MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY:$59,310 (ASSISTANTS)
    $29,200 (AIDES)

    JOB GROWTH 2016-2026: +29% (ASSISTANTS)
    +25% (AIDES)

    Job Description

    Occupational therapy assistants and aides work with clients of all ages to develop independent living and mobility skills. These assistants and aides often help young children with physical and/or mental disabilities learn to socialize with their peers and develop better learning habits. Early childhood education majors interested in this career path can also earn a graduate-level degree and pursue work as an occupational therapist.

    Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides


Sources: BLS

The next section details salary and job growth information for preschool teachers in every state. Because each state’s population density, birth rate, and cost of living vary widely, different areas require a different number of preschool teachers, which impacts growth projections. As of May 2017, California, Texas, and New York employed the largest number of preschool teachers. New York also offers the highest salaries, with the District of Columbia and Connecticut coming in at second and third, respectively.


  • Alabama
    Median Annual Salary: $25,930

    Number Currently Employed: 3,590

    Projected Job Growth: +7.4 percent


  • Alaska
    Median Annual Salary: $35,660

    Number Currently Employed: 670

    Projected Job Growth: +4.9 percent


  • Arizona
    Median Annual Salary: $30,500

    Number Currently Employed: N/A

    Projected Job Growth: N/A


  • Arkansas
    Median Annual Salary: $32,290

    Number Currently Employed: 3,250

    Projected Job Growth: +15.5 percent


  • California
    Median Annual Salary: $36,760

    Number Currently Employed: 55,600

    Projected Job Growth: +9.7 percent


  • Colorado
    Median Annual Salary: $31,070

    Number Currently Employed: 8,680

    Projected Job Growth: +33.4 percent


  • District of Columbia (DC)
    Median Annual Salary: N/A

    Number Currently Employed: 1,020

    Projected Job Growth: +16.9 percent


  • Connecticut
    Median Annual Salary: $40,150

    Number Currently Employed: 6,940

    Projected Job Growth: +3.5 percent


  • Delaware
    Median Annual Salary: $28,670

    Number Currently Employed: 2,220

    Projected Job Growth: +5.9 percent


  • Florida
    Median Annual Salary: $27,340

    Number Currently Employed: 22,710

    Projected Job Growth: +13.9 percent


  • Georgia
    Median Annual Salary: $29,600

    Number Currently Employed: 14,620

    Projected Job Growth: +13.6 percent


  • Hawaii
    Median Annual Salary: $39,180

    Number Currently Employed: 1,680

    Projected Job Growth: +5.5 percent


  • Idaho
    Median Annual Salary: $24,540

    Number Currently Employed: 890

    Projected Job Growth: +8.8 percent


  • Illinois
    Median Annual Salary: $31,750

    Number Currently Employed: 19,960

    Projected Job Growth: +10.2 percent


  • Indiana
    Median Annual Salary: $26,840

    Number Currently Employed: 5,370

    Projected Job Growth: +8.6 percent


  • Iowa
    Median Annual Salary: $25,880

    Number Currently Employed: 4,220

    Projected Job Growth: +11.4 percent


  • Kansas
    Median Annual Salary: $29,990

    Number Currently Employed: 2,440

    Projected Job Growth: +9.7 percent


  • Kentucky
    Median Annual Salary: $35,360

    Number Currently Employed: 3,170

    Projected Job Growth: +11.2 percent


  • Lousiana
    Median Annual Salary: $36,180

    Number Currently Employed: 3,210

    Projected Job Growth: +6.4 percent


  • Maine
    Median Annual Salary: $33,590

    Number Currently Employed: 1,390

    Projected Job Growth: -3.4 percent


  • Maryland
    Median Annual Salary: $35,810

    Number Currently Employed: 9,150

    Projected Job Growth: +7.9 percent


  • Massachusuetts
    Median Annual Salary: $37,510

    Number Currently Employed: 16,150

    Projected Job Growth: +1.8 percent


  • Michigan
    Median Annual Salary: $32,770

    Number Currently Employed: 8,250

    Projected Job Growth: +12.1 percent


  • Minnesota
    Median Annual Salary: $35,360

    Number Currently Employed: 6,990

    Projected Job Growth: +14.9 percent


  • Mississippi
    Median Annual Salary: $28,940

    Number Currently Employed: 2,520

    Projected Job Growth: +5.1 percent


  • Missouri
    Median Annual Salary: $27,360

    Number Currently Employed: 5,260

    Projected Job Growth: +10 percent


  • Montana
    Median Annual Salary: $28,860

    Number Currently Employed: 1,040

    Projected Job Growth: +9.2 percent


  • Nebraska
    Median Annual Salary: $39,270

    Number Currently Employed: 940

    Projected Job Growth: +9.1 percent


  • Nevada
    Median Annual Salary: $31,410

    Number Currently Employed: 1,680

    Projected Job Growth: +8.1 percent


  • New Hampsire
    Median Annual Salary: $30,990

    Number Currently Employed: 3,060

    Projected Job Growth: +8.7 percent


  • New Jersey
    Median Annual Salary: $40,110

    Number Currently Employed: 16,210

    Projected Job Growth: +12.9 percent


  • New Mexico
    Median Annual Salary: $33,450

    Number Currently Employed: 2,260

    Projected Job Growth: +7.3 percent


  • New York
    Median Annual Salary: $44,310

    Number Currently Employed: 44,440

    Projected Job Growth: +12.2 percent


  • North Carolina
    Median Annual Salary: $28,070

    Number Currently Employed: 13,700

    Projected Job Growth: +12.7 percent


  • North Dakota
    Median Annual Salary: $33,160

    Number Currently Employed: 990

    Projected Job Growth: +18.1 percent


  • Ohio
    Median Annual Salary: $27,720

    Number Currently Employed: 12,790

    Projected Job Growth: +17.9 percent


  • Oklahoma
    Median Annual Salary: $29,900

    Number Currently Employed: 5,190

    Projected Job Growth: +11.3 percent


  • Oregon
    Median Annual Salary: $29,620

    Number Currently Employed: 6,760

    Projected Job Growth: +16.1 percent


  • Pennsylvania
    Median Annual Salary: $28,650

    Number Currently Employed: 17,590

    Projected Job Growth: +6.8 percent


  • Rhode Island
    Median Annual Salary: $32,570

    Number Currently Employed: 1,450

    Projected Job Growth: -0.4 percent


  • South Carolina
    Median Annual Salary: $27,840

    Number Currently Employed: 5,010

    Projected Job Growth: +11.6 percent


  • South Dakota
    Median Annual Salary: $29,840

    Number Currently Employed: 1,600

    Projected Job Growth: +12.9 percent


  • Tennessee
    Median Annual Salary: $30,280

    Number Currently Employed: 8,580

    Projected Job Growth: +9.1 percent


  • Texas
    Median Annual Salary: $34,800

    Number Currently Employed: N/A

    Projected Job Growth: N/A


  • Utah
    Median Annual Salary: $27,820

    Number Currently Employed: 1,260

    Projected Job Growth: +38.7 percent


  • Vermont
    Median Annual Salary: $33,620

    Number Currently Employed: 1,140

    Projected Job Growth: +1.3 percent


  • Virginia
    Median Annual Salary: $39,180

    Number Currently Employed: 9,630

    Projected Job Growth: +8.1 percent


  • Washington
    Median Annual Salary: $32,120

    Number Currently Employed: 10,060

    Projected Job Growth: +17.2 percent


  • West Virginia
    Median Annual Salary: $31,460

    Number Currently Employed: 2,130

    Projected Job Growth: +5.9 percent


  • Wisconsin
    Median Annual Salary: $26,440

    Number Currently Employed: 12,580

    Projected Job Growth: +2 percent


  • Wyoming
    Median Annual Salary: $32,530

    Number Currently Employed: 710

    Projected Job Growth: -2.1 percent


What Courses Can be Taken for an Online Early Childhood Education Degree?

Although the specific curriculum covered by students pursuing an online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education varies depending on the school, many programs emphasize a core curriculum that includes foundational teaching skills, subject-specific techniques, and social and behavioral sciences. If your program offers concentrations or minors, you can also select specialized electives to better match your career goals. The list below represents a mix of general and specialized courses commonly taken by students earning an early childhood education degree online.

Skills for Early Childhood Teachers

In this introductory course, students learn teaching basics and how to interact with and instruct young children. This course also stresses information relating to children’s biological and psychological development.

Curriculum Development

Teachers at all levels must understand how to develop curricula that helps students learn to the best of their abilities. Specific course topics include how to take advantage of children’s natural curiosity when planning lessons.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

In this course, teachers learn how to keep their students healthy throughout the school year and promote healthy eating choices. Course topics include preventing the spread of sickness during flu and cold season.

Child Observation and Assessment

As children prepare to enter kindergarten, early childhood education teachers assess their readiness by observing their emotional, social, and mental development. This course stresses techniques teachers can use to help children overcome obstacles that might prevent them from succeeding in kindergarten and beyond.

Teaching Exceptional Children in Early Childhood

This course prepares teachers to spot atypical behavior in children, which might indicate either giftedness or a learning disability. Coursework addresses various academic characteristics and how to accommodate them in the classroom.

How to Choose the Best Online Early Childhood Education Program

To find the best early childhood education online program, consider your interests, career goals, and budget. The sample questions listed below can help with this process. Also, remember that the best way to find answers often involves contacting a program directly. A school’s education department or admissions office can provide detailed answers to your questions.

What is the tuition for an early childhood education degree online program?

Online bachelor’s programs charge different tuition rates, which vary depending on a school’s type (e.g., public vs. private) and a student’s residency status (in-state vs. out-of-state). However, many online programs charge all distance learners the same rate, regardless of where they live. Given the variable cost of tuition, you should spend ample time researching different programs to find one that meets your educational needs at a competitive price.

How should my career goals influence which program I attend?

Generally speaking, you can earn your early childhood education bachelor’s degree online through two different types of programs: licensure and nonlicensure programs. Undergraduates who plan to teach young children in public schools need to earn a teaching license in their state. If you decide to attend an online program that confers licensure, make sure that the program meets your state’s licensure requirements for early childhood education teachers. Alternatively, non-licensure programs prepare students to work at private daycare centers and similar facilities.

How do I know if online learning is right for me?

Online learning features many benefits, such as increased flexibility. However, some students may find distance learning relatively impersonal, especially if they enjoy face-to-face instruction or learning in a group setting. However, thanks to technological advancements, most universities offer a host of useful resources to help students from all backgrounds succeed online. Once you decide that online learning meets your educational needs, you should review whether your computer and internet connection can handle your school’s technology requirements.

How can I find out if an early childhood education career is right for me?

Early childhood educators foster young children’s curiosity, social development, and academic skills to help them become active learners and productive members of society. To find out if this career path fits your interests and goals, consider volunteering at an organization — such as a daycare center — where adults interact with young children. To work or volunteer with children, you may need to pass a criminal background check, TB test, and/or drug screening.

What is the Montessori Method of education?

When researching bachelor’s in early childhood education programs, you may come across schools that offer a concentration in the Montessori Method. In the early 20th century, Dr. Maria Montessori proposed a revolutionary early childhood education method; this method stresses the relationship between child, teacher, and learning environment. Students studying to become Montessori teachers undergo intense training, learning to create optimal learning environments to encourage students’ self-discovery. This training helps sets them apart from other general education teachers.

Scholarships & Financial Aid for Early Childhood Education Programs

Many funding options exist that can help you pay for your online bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, including research scholarships and grants; these two types of aid do not require students to pay back money after graduation. Learners can also apply for loans, although these should only be considered as a last resort. Student loan debt negatively impacts millions of Americans’ professional and personal lives. To try and avoid debt, apply for many scholarships, including the award opportunities listed below.

American Montessori Society – Teacher Education Scholarships

Undergraduates who join AMS can apply for exclusive annual scholarships. In 2018, 74 students in the U.S. studying Montessori education received scholarships totalling $71,200. Award amounts vary, and the application window opens each spring. The AMS scholarship committee considers two factors when awarding funds: financial need and a personal statement. Students can use this one-time scholarship to help pay for tuition or other education-related expenses, such as housing or books.

Bright Horizons – Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Exclusive to students earning degrees in early childhood education, this scholarship program hands out awards of up to $1,000. Applicants must plan to work with children ages six and under and have already completed at least 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants submit a 500-to-800-word essay and transcripts that reflect a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Former Bright Horizons interns receive preference for these scholarships.

Educational Advancement Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year, the Alpha Kappa Educational Advancement Forum Foundation awards both merit-based and need-based scholarships to undergraduates in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The merit-based scholarship requires applicants to possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and document community service hours. For need-based applicants, the minimum GPA requirement drops to 2.5. Need-based applicants also need to submit relevant financial information. This one-time scholarship is nonrenewable.

Phi Delta Kappa – Prospective Educator Scholarships

PDK — a professional association for teachers — awards multiple scholarships to rising educators earning their bachelor’s degrees. Applicants must be members of PDK and submit transcripts, a statement of purpose, and descriptions of their extracurricular and volunteer activities. The scholarship committee analyzes each application and pairs applicants with appropriate scholarships. Veterans, the children of veterans, and students attending historically Black colleges or universities may qualify for additional scholarship opportunities.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

This scholarship targets undergraduates who aspire to imbue their future students with a love of science and technology. Eligible applicants typically double major in early childhood education and a STEM-related field, such as biology or mathematics. The scholarship committee presents 55-70 awards each year, and scholarship amounts vary. The program also selects some students to receive additional funding if students agree to teach in underperforming schools for five or more years after they graduate.

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