School-Age Out-of- School Program Certificate

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 Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) licensing orientation and apply for and receive licensure. State law requires DCYF to run background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or who has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.

Program Length

This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements and depending on hours of enrollment. All courses must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade to graduate.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 091 or equivalent.

Program Course List

ECE 135School Age Math, Science & Technology

3

ECED& 190Observation and Assessment

3

ECS 220Curriculum for School Age

2

ECS 225School Age Environment

2

ECS 230ECE Practicum IV School Age

3

ECS 292Theories of Child Development

3

EDUC& 115Child Development

5

EDUC& 130Guiding Behavior

3

EDUC& 150Child, Family and Community

3

Total Credit Hours:27