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Early Childhood Education
Program Guide

Early Childhood Education

Required Courses: Early Childhood Education Associate of Technical Science Degree
Offered at Wenatchee and Omak Campuses

If a student wishes to pursue an early childhood education certificate of completion, please see ECE certificate of completion program guide for different mathematics and English requirements.

Prerequisites: ENGL 090, ENGL 092, and MATH 090 or qualifying assessment scores, and computer literacy skills. 

 


Year 1 Fall Quarter

Credits
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 5
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
ECE 119 Early Childhood Education Cornerstone 1
ECE 131 Field Experience I 2
ECE 101 and 131 must be taken concurrently   
Quarter Total 13

Year 1 Winter Quarter

Credits
ENGL 097* Composition: Paragraph or higher 5
ECE 113 Child Guidance 3
ECE 212       Observation & Assessment 3
ECE 132       Field Experience II
ECE 212 and 132 must be taken concurrently 
2
Quarter Total 13

Year 1 Spring Quarter

Credits
BCT 116 or
  CMST&
Professional Work Relations or
Communications 101, 210, 220
3 or 5
ECE 108 Health, Safety, Nutrition 3
ECE 116       Working with Families 3
ECE 117       Diversity 3
ECE 133       Field Experience II
ECE 116 and 133 must be taken concurrently
 2
Quarter Total 14 or 16

Year 1 Summer Quarter

Credits
MATH 096* or  
MATH 098

Elementary Algebra or higher 5
EDUC& 204 Exceptional Child 5
Quarter Total 10

Year 2 Fall Quarter

Credits
ECE 206 Sharing Literature with Children 3
ECE 216 School-Age Care 3
ECE 220 Math and Science in Early Childhood 3
ECE 221 Movement and Motor Development 3
ECE 231 Field Experience IV 2
ECE 220 and 231 must be taken concurrently  
Quarter Total 14

Year 2 Winter Quarter

Credits
ECE 215 Infant and Toddler Curriculum & Program Development 3
ECE 219 Language and Literacy Development 5
ECE 222  Arts and the Creative Process  3
ECE 232       Field Experience V
ECE 222 and 232 must be taken concurrently 
2
Quarter Total 13

Year 2 Spring Quarter

Credits
ECE 260 Early Childhood Education Capstone 1
ECE 265 Program Management 3
ECE 290      Practicum 4
CMST& or
BCT 116
Communications 101, 210 or 220 or
Professional Work Relations
5 or 3
Quarter Total 13 or 11
   
Early Childhood Education ATS Degree 90-92


*Assessment score required.

Note: Students who have completed ECE 101 and EDUC& 115 and who have received training in CPR/1st aid and bloodborne pathogens may be eligible to test for the Child Development Associate (CDA) national certification. Contact Nancy Spurgeon at 682.6633 or nspurgeon@wvc.edu for further information about the CDA program.


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