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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Parenting Skills Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

Program Description:

The certificate is designed for students who have demonstrated effective parenting skills through participation in a college-affiliated cooperative preschool. This certificate provides training for parents (or parent figures) in laboratory setting. It enhances skills in child development, family relationships, and related topics that lead to effective parenting.

Parenting Education Program Coordinator:

Frances Coppa
206-546-4593 Rm 5364

Certificate of Completion (12 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: 12 Credits and minimum of 2 years participation in cooperative preschool
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $15 per credit
(in addition to preschool laboratory fees which vary from preschool to preschool)


Program Requirements

.5 Credit 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 or 206-546-4719.

Parenting Skills-What is it?

Students who earn this certificate will be able to demonstrate parenting skills that include knowledge of child development, effective communication with young children, positive guidance techniques, ability to foster socio-emotional and cognitive skills, and creation of a positive environment for early learning.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this certificate should be able to:

  1. Describe young children in terms of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
  2. Demonstrate cooperative strategies for working with young children and adults in a group setting.
  3. Use developmentally appropriate and supportive language when communicating with young children.
  4. Evaluate and apply appropriate guidance techniques with young children.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of how children learn through play.
  6. Plan and implement curriculum for young children.
  7. Identify a variety of viewpoints on parenting and child development issues.
  8. Understand the influence of culture, language, gender, birth order, and other factors in child development and parenting practices.
  9. Access parenting information and resources from a variety of sources.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Parenting Skills Certificate?

Students who earn this certificate may find it helpful in obtaining employment as child care providers, nannies, or caregivers

Potential employers include: Certificate holders can be employed by government and private industry. The field also provides opportunities for temporary employment, and part-time work. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Additional Information:

Transferability of Skills & Credits: The skills learned in obtaining this certificate are transferable to other settings, including the workplace, school, and community. Parenting Education credits are restricted elective credits, which means that up to 15 credits may be applied towards certificate of degrees in related program area. All Parenting Education courses may be applied to this certificate.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101