Education Pathway

The State Early Childhood Education Certificate is designed to meet the Washington State Career Lattice guidelines for people interested in becoming teacher assistants in early childhood, early elementary, special education or other settings caring for and educating young children. Emphasis is placed on active student involvement, observation, participation, and practical experience. These classes helpĀ students increase their understanding of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of young children and to apply developmentally appropriate guidance and curriculum methods to meet the individual and group needs of children and their families. Credits earned may be applied to additional studies at a four year university and teaching credential degrees.