Early Childhood Education (ECE)

In one quarter, 10 weeks, ECE I-BEST students will obtain the Washington State Initial ECE Certificate. Upon completion, students will be able to work in programs for young children (infant to 5 years old) providing care and education to children and families. ECE I-BEST pairs Transitional Studies instructors with career and technical education instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education while gaining workforce skills.  In this offering, a support class (CAP 091) is included to also provide students with academic skills (such as college-level reading and writing,) study strategies, and computer skills.

Degree and Certificate Options:

These credits can also apply towards an Associate of Applied Science in ECE Transfer degree, or additional certificates such as:

Entry Requirements:

Summer 2018 (Quarter Starts July 9)

ECED& 105          

Intro to Early Childhood Education

M, 6:30 - 8:50 PM

ECED& 107

Health, Safety, Nutrition

T, 6:30 - 8:50 PM

W, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

ECED& 120

Practicum - Nurturing Relationships


CAP 091

I-BEST Support

MT, 5:00 - 6:20 PM

W, 5:00 - 6:50


Janette Clay, Transitional Studies Learning Communities Manager, 360-992-2618, jclay@clark.edu, TBG 201 (T-Building)
Nicole Hopkins, Transitional Studies Coach, 360-992-2717, nhopkins@clark.edu, TBG 201 (T-Building)