Bates Technical College
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Students prepare for careers in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for such positions as early learning program teacher, assistant teacher, program supervisor, and/or center director.
THE ECE curriculum prepares students to work with children birth to 8 years of age in diverse early childhood environments. The competencies are aligned with Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and national standards (National Association for the Education of Young Children), and identify eight (8) content areas organized into five (5) levels of proficiency.
Early Childhood students will combine learned theories and practical laboratory experiences with young children in the college's early childhood learning center, under supervision with qualified educators.
1. Passed the Department of Early Learning Portable Background Check
2. Negative Mantoux TB test in the 12 months prior to the 1st day of class
3. Must meet pre-determined COMPASS levels in reading and writing
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