Designed for beginning and experienced Early Care and Education teachers who are eager to increase their skill in creating and maintaining sustainable (green) practices in their work with children of all abilities.
Classes are offered in the evenings with an arranged practicum experience.
Employability Requirements: 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 who has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.
Note: All courses must be completed with a minimum of a C grade to graduate.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ECE 126||Nature & Outdoors||2|
|ECE 134||Issues & Trends Green||2|
|ECE 142||ECE Curriculum: Science & Technology||2|
|ECE 143||Just for the Green of It||1|
|ECE 156||From Seed to Table: Gardening with Children||2|
|ECE 157||Just Recycle It!||1|
|ECED& 170||Environments for Young Children||3|
|ECS 149||ECE Curriculum — Health, Safety, Nutrition & Cooking Lab||4|
Gain skills and knowledge on the components of an outdoor classroom. Includes ways to incorporate creativity while supporting children as they explore nature in the environment, as well as sustainable practices for young children.
Research topics that cover some of the current sustainable practices and trends in the ECE field.
Explore the different aspects of early childhood curriculum in science and technology.
Student will explore the use of developing sustainable “green” curriculum ideas, including age-appropriate creative projects and activities to use in your work with young children. This is a fun hands-on class that will inspire you and enrich the lives of children in your program.
Discover how important connecting with nature and caring for living plants can be for children. Students will learn techniques to create plantings and cooking items grown to serve at the snack table.
Students will explore the use of developing sustainable “green” curriculum ideas that use recyclable materials to make creative projects and activities to use in your work with young children.
Design, evaluate and improve indoor and outdoor environments that ensure quality learning and nurturing experiences and optimize the development of young children.
Explore the different aspects of early childhood curriculum in health, safety and nutrition, as well as cooking with young children.