Early Care & Education | Clover Park Technical College
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Early Care & Education

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, our Early Care & Education Program can prepare you to work in the early childhood development field as a child care director, teacher or child care provider.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Early Care & Education is December 13 at 3 p.m. in Building 10, Room 125 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the Early Care & Education Degree Program any quarter.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Early Care & Education Degree: 8-10 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as child care workers. In Washington, median pay for child care workers is

$22,100 per year.

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Graduates may also find employment as child care directors. In Washington, median pay for child care directors.

$38,800 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

  • How to promote child development and learning.
  • How to build family and community relationships.
  • How to observe, document, and assess child development.

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Degrees & Certificates

Meet the Instructors

Lisa Colombini-Hyke
Program Coordinator
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Rebecca Edmondson
Rebecca has a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University in Elementary Education/Social Work, a Child Development Associate Credential, and a master's in Intergrative Curriculum in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She's been at CPTC for 12 years and is a tenured instructor, and she teaches classes on campus in our evening Early Care & Education Program. She also works in the community at state-licensed child care centers teaching our Foundation Early Care & Education Certificate.
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Debi Chase
Debi has a B.S. from Southern Illinois University in Vocational Education and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. She has been an Early Care and Education instructor at Clover Park Technical College for more than 25 years. She spend most of her time as an off-campus faculty member at child care centers doing training, observations and coaching. She has developed four courses that she teaches in the evening for our Early Care & Education Degree, where she serves as an adjunct faculty member. She loves visiting all her child care sites and helping each work toward providing a higher level of quality care.
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Linda Felch
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Carol Holland O'Hern
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