Early Care & Education: School-Age Out-of-School Program

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Designed for staff/teachers of school-age children who are seeking a certificate for quality out-of-school programs.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $2,723.24

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82.

Employability Requirement: To become a licensed child care provider in Washington, you must participate in a Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensing orientation and apply for and receive licensure. State law requires DEL to run background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.

Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum of a ā€œCā€ grade to graduate.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ECE 135 School Age Math, Science and Technology 3
ECED& 190 Observation & Assessment 3
ECS 220 Curriculum for School Age 2
ECS 225 School Age Environment 2
ECS 230 ECE Practicum IV School Age 3
ECS 292 Theories of Child Development 3
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 150 Child, Family and Community 3
  Total Credits for Completion 27