Academic Catalog

School-Age Out-of-School Program Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 4 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Designed for staff/teachers of school-age children who are seeking a certificate for quality out-of-school programs.

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 ā€œCā€ grade to graduate.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
ECE 135School Age Math, Science & Technology3
ECED& 190Observation and Assessment3
ECS 220Curriculum for School Age2
ECS 225School Age Environment2
ECS 230ECE Practicum IV School Age3
ECS 292Theories of Child Development3
EDUC& 115Child Development5
EDUC& 130Guiding Behavior3
EDUC& 150Child, Family and Community3
 Technical Credits27

School Age Math, Science & Technology

Item #
ECE 135
Total Credits
3

Explore the different aspects of the school age curriculum in science, math and technology. 

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Observation and Assessment

Item #
ECED& 190
Total Credits
3

Collect and record observation and assessment data in order to plan for and support the child, the family, the group and the community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings.

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Curriculum for School Age

Item #
ECS 220
Total Credits
2

Focuses on curriculum suitable for the development of school-age children. 

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School Age Environment

Item #
ECS 225
Total Credits
2

Focuses on suitable environments for the development of school-age children. 

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ECE Practicum IV School Age

Item #
ECS 230
Total Credits
3

Provides students with opportunities for practical field experience with school-age specialization. 

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Theories of Child Development

Item #
ECS 292
Total Credits
3

Exploration of child development theories and their application to the education of young children. 

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Child Development

Item #
EDUC& 115
Total Credits
5

Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross-cultural and global perspectives.

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Guiding Behavior

Item #
EDUC& 130
Total Credits
3

Examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance and enhancing group experiences. 

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Child, Family and Community

Item #
EDUC& 150
Total Credits
3

Students working with children ages birth through school age and their families will learn how to integrate the family and community contexts in which a child develops. The students will learn how to explore cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child and tools for effective communication.

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This page was last updated on July 23, 2015.