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 “C” grade to graduate.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|ECE 135||School Age Math, Science & Technology||3|
|ECED& 190||Observation and Assessment||3|
|ECS 220||Curriculum for School Age||2|
|ECS 225||School Age Environment||2|
|ECS 230||ECE Practicum IV School Age||3|
|ECS 292||Theories of Child Development||3|
|EDUC& 115||Child Development||5|
|EDUC& 130||Guiding Behavior||3|
|EDUC& 150||Child, Family and Community||3|
Explore the different aspects of the school age curriculum in science, math and technology.
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.
Focuses on curriculum suitable for the development of school-age children.
Focuses on suitable environments for the development of school-age children.
Provides students with opportunities for practical field experience with school-age specialization.
Exploration of child development theories and their application to the education of young children.
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.
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.
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.