Creating a Green Classroom Certificate

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Designed for beginning and experienced Early Care & Education teachers who are eager to increase their skill in creating and maintaining sustainable (green) practices in their work with children of all abilities.

Classes are offered in the evenings with arranged practicum experience.

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


Successful completion of ENG 091 or equivalent.

Program Course List

ECE 126Nature & Outdoor Classroom


ECE 134Issues & Trends Green


ECE 156From Seed to Table: Gardening with Children


ECE 158Just Recycle It!


ECED& 107Health, Safety & Nutrition


ECED& 170Environments for Young Children


ECS 151ECE Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology


Total Credit Hours:19