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State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization - Infants & Toddlers Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

This program is designed to prepare students in caring for and educating children from infancy to age three in a variety of settings, with a focus on licensed settings in the State of Washington.

Program Advisor:

Betty Peace-Gladstone
206-546-4729 bpeace-g@shoreline.edu Rm 5384
Tasleem Qaasim
206-546-4787 tqaasim@shoreline.edu Rm 5350

Certificate of Completion (20 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 20 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $0
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/education/


Program Requirements (20 Credits)

Note: Courses can be taken in any order; they need not be in sequence according to the course numbering.
*The human relations requirement is embedded in these courses.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

State Short ECE Certificate-Infants and Toddlers-What is it?

This certificate provides evidence that a student has developed an understanding of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children who are three years of age and younger, and can apply developmentally appropriate practices in their work with children and their families. This certificate is designed to meet licensing requirements for a variety of positions working with young children. It is designed to meet the Washington State Career Lattice guidelines for programs that are part of the Early Achievers Initiative in Washington. All of the classes in this certificate are also required for completion of more advanced certificates and the AAAS degree in Early Childhood Education.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire certificate- should be able to:

  1. Identify, explain and apply appropriate practices that support the growth and development of children who are three years of age and younger.
  2. Utilize knowledge of child development to guide decisions regarding interaction with and response to very young children as individuals and in group settings.
  3. Respond to children and families with insight regarding cultural diversity and individual variations in development.
  4. Work positively with young children and staff in a group setting.
  5. Provide a safe and healthy learning environment for young children.
  6. Use ethical guidelines and professionals standards related to early childhood practices.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a State Education Certificate of Specialization-Infants and Toddlers Professional?

The demand for Child Care Professionals remains strong. Graduates work as child care teachers, Head Start or ECEAP classroom assistants. State child care licensing requires lead teachers have 45cr in Early Childhood Education; this program meets that requirement.

Potential employers include: Licensed Child Care Centers, child care family homes. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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