Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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 the 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.
The State Early Childhood Education Certificate graduates will:
be prepared for a lead teacher or entry-level management position in the child care field
be prepared to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
be prepared to monitor and make appropriate changes for safety in both the indoor and outdoor learning environment
plan and monitor the children’s menu and all food service
be prepared to apply learning theory and best practices in all interactions with children
be prepared to follow all guidelines as outlined by DEL
be prepared to establish positive and clear lines of communication with families and staff
be prepared to plan, implement and evaluate the children’s curriculum
be prepared to document children’s’ growth and development and use those documented observations to make program modifications to meet the needs of the individual child and to share with parents
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.