Catalog 2014-2015 
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State Early Childhood Education Certificate, Certificate of Proficiency

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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

Select one of the following specialization areas

Academic Core Requirements - 10 Credits

  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits (taught within curriculum)

Total Program Credits: 47

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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