2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Olympic College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECE Initial Certificate, CR

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The ECE initial certificate exposes teacher assistants to key concepts in developmentally appropriate practices in Early Childhood Education. Students receive knowledge on how children learn in 0-8 age groups and the focus will be on building nurturing relationships with children. Upon completion, students will be placed on level 5 of the Washington State Department of Early Learning Career lattice.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. describe current and historical theories and ongoing research in early childhood education
  2. demonstrate understanding of child development by developing age appropriate activities and evaluating environments that are appropriate and nurturing for children ages 0-8
  3. discuss the importance of addressing the whole child
  4. observe and document children’s learning behavior in a classroom setting
  5. assist in planning appropriate health, safety, and nutrition practices in programs serving children 0-8
  6. understand the principles of ethical behavior in early childhood settings
  7. demonstrate cultural competence and responsiveness with in and across cultures and provide an inclusive and respectful environment for all children

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