1 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS A CAREER Program Information: Mike Kelly, (360) For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view the Early Childhood Education Gainful Employment Disclosure Updated 1/2/15
2 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS A CAREER Program Description This online program gives students an opportunity to gain to work appropriately with children from birth to age eight in a variety of school and community settings. Historical and theoretical knowledge, combined with practical experience, offer students a realistic view of early learners and their families. A strong emphasis in developmentally appropriate practice is incorporated in all aspects of the course content which will afford students the ability to create a healthy environment and curriculum for young children. Gender, culture, and special needs are integrated throughout the coursework so students can grow personally, identify their own values, and become sensitive to all children and families. The Certificate of Completion includes the Initial State Certificate, Core courses, Support and General Education courses along with a Career Lattice Specialization of your choice. The five Certificates of Achievement each have 20 credits and combine the Initial Certificate and a Career Lattice Specialization. State ECE Endorsement Although not included in the Certificate of Completion, ECED& 100, Child Care Basics, meets the STARS requirement for State of Washington ECE endorsement. Salary Expectations For job opportunities and salary expectations, please see: For More Information Mike Kelly Workforce Education Admission and Records Financial Aid Office Student Services Student Support Center What Do I Need To Do First? Apply for Admission (https://admissions.ctc.edu/applicant/welcome.cfm) Request Official Transcripts from high school, previous colleges or GED certificate. Have them sent directly to GHC. Take the College Placement Test (CPT). Make an appointment at GHC Student Support Center ( or toll-free ). The CPT is not required if 100 level English and math were completed at another college. Meet with the program advisor.
3 STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE Certificate of Completion This program is designed to be completed almost entirely online. Completion of the program meets the requirements of the Early Childhood Education State Certification. All online courses are delivered using the Canvas Learning Management System. Students complete the Initial Certificate, the Core courses, Support and General education courses, plus select a Career Lattice Specialization to obtain the credits required for the Certificate of Completion. Although not required to receive this Certificate of Completion, ECED& 100, Child Care Basics, meets the STARS requirement for State of Washington ECE endorsement. Initial State Certificate (12 credits) Credits Core Courses (17 credits) EDUC& 150 Child, Family, Community 3 ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5 ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3 or or ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3 ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3 Support and General Education Courses (10 credits) ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5 MATH& 107 Math and Society* 5 Career Lattice Specializations (8 credits each choose one) State Short Certificate of Specialization General State Short Certificate of Specialization Infants and Toddlers ECED& 132 Infants and Toddlers Nurturing Care 3 State Short Certificate of Specialization School-Age Care EDUC& 136 School Age Care Management 3 State Short Certificate of Specialization Family Child Care ECED& 134 Family Child Care Management 3 State Short Certificate of Specialization Administration ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3 Minimum Credits Required 47 *NOTE: Students may substitute MATH 100 or MATH 101, which are not offered online. Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.
4 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Certificates of Achievement State Initial Early Childhood Education Certificate (12 credits) Credits State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization General (20 credits) State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization Infants and Toddlers (20 credits) ECED& 132 Infants and Toddler 3 State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization School-Age Care (20 credits) EDUC& 136 School-Age Care Management 3 State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization Family Child Care (20 credits) ECED& 134 Family Child Care Management 3 State Short Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization Administration (20 credits) ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3 Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.
5 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ECED& 100 Child Care Basics This course is designed to meet licensing requirements for early learning lead teachers and family home child care providers, STARS 30 hour basics course recognized in the MERIT system. Topics: child growth/development, cultural competency, community resources, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practice. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ECED& 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Students will explore the foundations of early childhood education, examine theories defining the field, issues and trends, best practices, and program models. Observe children, professionals, and programs in action. 5 lecture hours. ECED& 107 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Students will develop knowledge and skills to ensure good health, nutrition, and safety of children in group care and education programs. They will learn to recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, responsibilities for mandated reporting, and available community resources. 5 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree. ECED& credits Practicum: Nurturing Relationships In an early learning setting students will apply best practice for engaging in nurturing relationships with children. The focus is on keeping children healthy and safe while promoting growth and development. 2 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ECED& 132 Infants and Toddlers Nurturing Care Students will examine the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. Focus will be to study the role of the caregiver, relationships with families, developmentally appropriate practices, nurturing environments for infants and toddlers, and culturally relevant care. 3 lecture hours. ECED& 134 Family Child Care Management Students will learn the basics of home/family child care program management. Topics include: Licensing requirements; business management; relationship building; health, safety, & nutrition; guiding behavior and; promoting growth & development. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs Students will develop administrative skills required to develop, open, operate, manage, and assess early childhood education and care programs. Focus will be to explore techniques and resources available for Washington State licensing and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standard compliance. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ECED& 160 Curriculum Development Students will investigate learning theory, program planning, and the tools for curriculum development promoting language, find/gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive and creative skills and growth in your children (birth-age8). 5 lecture hours. ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children Students will design, evaluate, and improve indoor and outdoor environments to ensure quality learning, nurturing, experiences, and to optimize the development of young children. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development Students will develop teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development at each developments stage (birth age 8) through the four interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. 3 lecture hours. ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment Students will collect and record observations of and assessment data in order to plan for and support the child, the family, the group, and the community. Students will practice reflection techniques, summarize conclusions, and communicate findings. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective EDUC& 115 Child Development Students will focus on how to build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. The will observe and document physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives. 5 lecture hours.
6 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior Students will examine the principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Focus will be on how to develop skills promoting effective interactions providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences. 3 lecture hours. EDUC& 136 School Age Care Management Students will develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach. 3 lecture hours. EDUC& 150 Child, Family, and Community Students working with children ages birth to eight years 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. 3 lecture hours.. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective ENGL& 101 English Composition I Prerequisite: Appropriate English placement test score or a grade of C- or better in ENGL 095. ENGL& 101 emphasizes the basic rhetorical principles and development of expository and argumentative prose. Included is an introduction to the research methods necessary for evidencebacked writing. Skills gained in this course should help students improve their performance of such tasks as writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, as well as writing informative and persuasive essays and research-backed reports, projects and papers. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies writing skills requirement for the AA degree. MATH& 107 Math in Society Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MATH 098 or appropriate placement score or instructor permission. MATH& 107 covers sets, counting, basic probability, descriptive statistics, exponential growth and decay, and financial models. Given time, sampling techniques and the normal distribution are discussed. The material is presented at a level accessible to students who have successfully completed a course in intermediate algebra or the equivalent. MATH& 107 is intended for students who wish to complete the quantitative reasoning requirement of the AA degree. It is taught at approximately the same level as college algebra and finite mathematics, but the material is intended to be more practical for the liberal arts student. MATH& 107 does not satisfy the prerequisites for either MATH 112 or MATH lecture hours. Satisfies the quantitative skills requirement for the AA degree.
7 GRAYS HARB COLLEGE - TYPICAL STUDENT SCHEDULE STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CERTIFICATE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FALL QUARTER ECED& 132 Infants and Toddlers Nurturing Care 3 TOTAL QUARTER CREDITS 16 WINTER QUARTER ECED& 160 Curriculum Development 5 ECED& 180 Language and Literacy Development 3 EDUC& 136 School Age Care Management 3 TOTAL QUARTER CREDITS 16 SPRING QUARTER ECED& 134 Family Child Care Management 3 ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3 ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment 3 EDUC& 150 Child, Family, and Community 3 TOTAL QUARTER CREDITS 14 SUMMER QUARTER ECED& 139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3 ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5 MATH& 107 Math in Society 5 TOTAL QUARTER CREDITS 13 NOTE: All of these courses are offered online. Students may substitute MATH 100 or MATH 101 for MATH& 107. MATH 100 and MATH 101 are NOT online courses. OVERVIEW OF EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSE OFFERINGS Summer Quarters Fall Quarters Winter Quarters Spring Quarters ECED& 105, 108, 139, 160, 190 EDUC& 130, 136 ECED& 105, 107, 120, 132, 134, 139, 170, 180, 190 EDUC& 115, 130, 150 ECED& , 120, 139, 160, 180, 190 EDUC& 115, 130, 136 ECED& 105, 107, 120, 132, 134, 139, 170, 190 EDUC& 115, 130, 150 ENGL& 101 ENGL& 101 ENGL& 101 ENGL& 101 MATH& 107 MATH& 107 MATH& 107 or MATH 101 MATH& 107 or MATH 100 or MATH 101
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