Summary

The State Early Initial Childhood Education certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Early Childhood Education. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Early Childhood Education/Paraeducator.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
12 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Location
Online, On Campus

  1. Work positively with young children and staff in a group setting
  2. Provide a safe and healthy learning environment for young children
  3. Use ethical guidelines and professional standards related to early childhood practice
  4. Identify and employ developmentally appropriate practices when working with children between the ages of birth and eight years

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Teacher and teacher assistant positions in licensed child care centers and after-school programs are in high demand. With this certificate, the student will have credentials for entry level positions, at a minimum, in licensed child care facilities in the State of Washington.

Potential employers include: Licensed child care centers, private preschool programs, child care family homes, after-school recreation programs.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00


¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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