Stackable certificates facilitate rapid progression to higher credentials

The state-approved early childhood education (ECE) certificates offered by Whatcom allow students to earn progressive credentials as they work toward a full two-year associate degree, if desired, and to specialize in a key area of interest. All ECE certificates and the degree align with progression on the Washington State Early Achievers ratings. If you love working with young children and have a passion for helping them develop the foundational skills and knowledge that will enhance their abilities to flourish throughout their K-12 education and beyond, this is the right program for you.

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*State short early childhood education certificates of specialization are available in General, Administration, Family Child Care, Infants and Toddlers, and School Age Care.
**The Washington State Department of Early Learning allows family home child care providers with the state initial early childhood education certificate in lieu of a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) to remain in good standing.

 

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