To be eligible for either of the associate degrees or the certificate, students must earn at least a “C” grade (2.0) in all Early Childhood Education core courses and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average.
Suggested Course Sequence: Associate of Technical Science Degree Program
Offered at Wenatchee and Omak campuses
First Year - Fall Quarter
Note: students completing ECED& 105, ECED& 120 and ECED& 107 and who have received training in CPR/first aid and bloodborne pathogens may be eligible to test for the Child Development Associate national certification. Contact ECE program adviser at 509-682-6633 for further information.
Students who complete a degree in Early Childhood Education should be able to:
- Document foundational competency in the Washington State’s eleven Early Childhood Education Professional Core Competencies.
- Demonstrate evidence of the ability to plan experiences and provide materials for young children in the four different Early Childhood settings – Infant/toddler program, Family/Home Child Care Program, Preschool Program and a Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade classroom.
- Identify and use credible professional resources from multiple sources, allowing them to better serve children and families with a wide range of cultures, languages, needs and abilities.
- Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in the field of Early Childhood Education.
- Develop a foundation to continue their studies in Early Childhood Education.