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Early Childhood Education

The Child Care Manager AAS degree prepares students to develop competencies necessary to plan, implement and evaluate a quality program for children, following National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.


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This Early Childhood Education program prepares graduates to seek new employment or update professional skills and knowledge as a family care provider; program supervisor of a child care center; child care manager; and lead teacher in child care, preschool, and Head Start programs. Theoretical knowledge is gained through evening classroom lectures; practical experience takes place in college labs and in family- and center-based programs where students are employed.

For the Early Childhood Education certificates, the Initial State Certificate completes Step 5 of level 2 on the Washington State ECE Career Lattice. It is the first step of the State of Washington Stackable Certificates that can ultimately lead to a two-year degree in Early Childhood Education. This 12 credit certificate teaches to and assess for the competencies comparable to the Child Development Associate. The initial certificate may be a point of entry or a continuation of professional development from Level 1.

The State Early Childhood Education Certificate completes Step 7 of Level 2 on the Washington State ECE Career Lattice. This is the 3rd and final step of the Stackable Certificates. Completion of this credential provides the opportunity for the student to move to Level 3 of the Career Lattice. Level 3 can be achieved through completion of an AAS in Early Childhood Education. All course work in the Stackable certificates is a component of the AAS in Early Childhood Education at LWTech.

 

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Early Childhood Education, AAS

Early Childhood Education, Certificate of Proficiency

State Early Childhood Education Certificate, Certificate of Proficiency

State Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate, Certificate of Completion

State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - Administration, Certificate of Completion

State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - Family Child Care, Certificate of Completion

State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - General, Certificate of Completion

State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - Infants and Toddlers, Certificate of Completion

State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - School Age Care, Certificate of Completion

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Shanti Connors
ECE Instructor and Advising
(425) 739-8177

TDD: (425) 739-8109

Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

 

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