Early Childhood Education (CC)

This program is designed to be completed almost entirely online. Completion of the program meets the requirements of the Early Childhood Education State Certification. All online courses are delivered using the Canvas Learning Management System.

Students complete the Initial Certificate courses, core courses and support and general education courses, plus a career lattice specialization to obtain the credits required for the Certificate of Completion. Although not required to receive this Certificate of Completion, ECED& 100, Child Care Basics, meets the STARS requirement for State of Washington ECE endorsement.

Courses (47 Credits Minimum)

Initial State Certificate (12 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ECED&105 Intro to Early Childhood Education 5.0
ECED&107 Health Safety and Nutrition 5.0
ECED&120 Practicum-Nurturing Relationships 2.0

Core Courses (17 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
EDUC&150 Child, Family and Community 3.0
ECED&160 Curriculum Development 5.0
ECED&170 Environments for Young Children or 3.0
EDUC&130 Guiding Behavior 3.0
ECED&180 Language and Literacy Development 3.0
ECED&190 Observation and Assessment 3.0

Support and General Education Courses (10 Credits)

Course Course Title Credits
ENGL&101 English Composition I 5.0
MATH&107 Math in Society 5.0

Career Lattice Specializations (8 Credits)

State Short Certificate of Specialization - General / Infant-Toddler Care / School-Age Care / Family Child Care / or Administration. (Choose one Specialization)

Course Course Title Credits
EDUC&115 Child Development and 5.0
EDUC&130 Guiding Behavior or 3.0
EDUC&115 Child Development and 5.0
ECED&132 Infants & Toddlers-Nurturing Care or 3.0
EDUC&115 Child Development and 5.0
EDUC&136 School Age Care or 3.0
EDUC&115 Child Development and 5.0
ECED&134 Family Child Care or 3.0
EDUC&115 Child Development and 5.0
ECED&139 Administration of Early Learning Programs 3.0

Grays Harbor College complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran.

This page is intended to summarize the requirements for degrees and certificates at Grays Harbor College. For complete requirements, please see the Academic Catalog.

This program is designed for licensure/certification in the State of Washington. Grays Harbor College cannot guarantee the transferability of licensure, certificate, or credential to another state.