Early Childhood Leadership Certificate

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Designed for experienced Early Care & Education teachers seeking leadership positions in their career field. 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 two-to-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

ECED& 139Administration of Early Learning Programs


ECS 235Issues & Trends


ECS 266Leadership in Early Childhood


ECS 277Professionalism & Ethics


ECE 286Practicum Specialization: Leadership


ECS 290Mentoring In ECE


EDUC& 150Child, Family and Community


Total Credit Hours:18