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Early Childhood Education

A Teaching Guide: Extending the Whale into YOUR Classroom



Pre-K
WhaleLessonandActivityIdeas.docx 

Kindergarten - 3rd 
Big as a Baby Whale

Grades 4th - 6th
Gray Whales on the Move

Plan your own beach clean up! 
Ocean Conservancy's Guide to Coastal Cleanups




Student work must be picked up within the first two weeks of the new quarter or it will be shredded. Thank you.



Interested in the Early Childhood Education program? Read the following Welcome letter to get all your questions answered:
 Welcome Letter


We are now on Facebook!! Check us out under "Olympic College Early Childhood Education".


Do you have questions about Early Childhood Education that you can't find on our website? If so, please send an email to
infoECE@olympic.edu.



Questions about the new ECE certificates? Get the answers in the attached FAQ's sheet.
FAQ page for ECE changes


For our ECE students who need a little extra help with the ECE math class or the math placement test, we have Mike Brennan, math tutor, on hand to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact Mike Brennan at mbrennan@olympic.edu or 360-475-7449.

Contacts

Early Childhood Education
Direct line 360-475-7358

Gayle Dilling
Early Childhood Education Faculty and Coordinator
360-475-7289
gdilling@olympic.edu


Kara Sexton
Early Childhood Education Program Assistant
360-475-7359
ksexton@olympic.edu

 
Vickie MacKenzie
S.T.A.R.S./Parent Education Program Coordinator
360-475-7625
 vmackenzie@olympic.edu

Holly Lanoue
Early Achievers Program Coordinator
360-475-7195
hlanoue@olympic.edu

Erin Chriswell
Early Achievers Program Assistant
360-475-7358
echriswell@olympic.edu

Early Childhood Education may be right for you if:

  • You enjoy working with both children and adults.
  • You are interested in the way children grow and develop.
  • You'd like to make a positive difference in the lives of families and children.

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide experiences in educational theory in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, physical/motor and creative development for children from birth through age eight.  Courses also are available for caregivers of schoolage children, ages five through 14.  Now that ongoing research reveals the significance of early development, professional preparation has become essential for anyone pursuing a career in the education and care of young children.


Working with young children is a challenging, rewarding and physically demanding experience.  Academic expectations for these courses require collegial study and communication skills. To succeed in this profession, it helps to have a good self-image, outgoing personality, sense of humor and a commit to nurturing children's growth and development. 


Reviewed 1/2014