Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization, Award of Completion

This award is recognized on the Education Matrix of Washington State’s Department of Early Learning (DEL) as meeting the requirement for the State-awarded Short ECE Certificate of Specialization for (a) Early Childhood Education or (b) Infant/Toddler Care. This is a “Stackable” Award. Building upon the Initial ECE Certificate, it further provides the student with strong foundations in child development as well as appropriate practices for listening to, caring for, guiding, and engaging in developmentally appropriate educational and cultural practices with Infants/Toddlers or Preschoolers. This Award may exceed the federal Head Start requirement for a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The Infant/Toddler Specialization may meet the Early Head Start requirement for lead teachers. Students should check with their Head Start administration to ensure that this Short Certificate of Specialization meets their individual Tribe’s education requirement.

Requirements

Required (13 Credits)

ECED 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

5

ECED 114Health, Safety, and Nutrition

5

ECED 197Practicum I: Expressing Warmth Chld

3

Requirements, Choose Between Two Short Early Childhood Education Options (9 Credits)

ECED 106Guidance in Early Childhood

4

ECED 210Child Development

5

ECED 160Infant-Toddler Caregiving

4

ECED 210Child Development

5

Total Credit Hours: 22