Early Childhood Education

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The Early Childhood Education Program prepares students to work with children ages birth to eight as childcare providers, preschool teachers, assistant teachers, para educators or child care administrators in professional settings such as:

  • Early Head Start, Head Start, Migrant Head Start
  • ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program)
  • Preschool Programs
  • Public Schools
  • Childcare Centers
  • Family Homes

ECE classes are offered in the late afternoon, evening and online to allow students to work and attend school.  

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Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED (if applying for Financial Aid) 
  • Pass Washington State Patrol background check
  • Pass a Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families background check (fingerprints may be required)
  • Complete Tuberculin skin test
  • Obtain Washington Education Liability Insurance (if applicable)
  • Maintain an overall 2.0 GPA (if receiving Financial Aid and to obtain degree)


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