This program provides the student with classes in Early Childhood Education, supporting courses, as well as elective classes in other areas. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students should be able to work in programs involving young children: Head Start, child care, parent cooperatives, private preschools, etc.
The Olympic College Early Childhood Education Program is based on the Washington State Skill Standards for Early Childhood and School Age Care Professions.
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This is a dual-purpose degree program that is intended to prepare students for employment in early care and education settings, as well as for transfer to specific baccalaureate degree programs.**
Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Acquire, interpret, and use information and resources that support industry defined appropriate practice.
- Work as a team member and demonstrate respect for diversity in an early childhood environment to accomplish family, child and program goals.
- Demonstrate professional and personal accountability in decision making and practices relative to children, families, colleagues, and the community.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of early childhood settings.
- Design, maintain, document, and evaluate early childhood environments and programming on a regular basis.
**NOTE: You must consult with an appropriate advisor to obtain information on specific requirements of the receiving baccalaureate institution.