Early Childhood Education
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA 99224-5298
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Degrees and Certificates
AAS - SFCC
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The Early Childhood Education program provides experiences in educational theory in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, physical/motor and creative development for children from birth through age 8. Courses also are available for caregivers of school-age children, ages 5 through 14 years. Now that ongoing research reveals the significance of early development, professional preparation has become essential to anyone pursuing a career in the education and care of young children. Courses are through eLearning and/or days and evenings.
SFCC Early Childhood Education program options:
Early Childhood Education Certificate (60 credits) - contains the ECED core content courses.
WA State ECED Stackable Certificates (12-47 credits) - Three "stackable" certificates meet State requirements and allow progression without course repetition for students who wish to earn higher level certificates or degrees.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree (90 credits) - contains the same course work as the ECED certificate above, plus supporting courses and electives which may be modified for transfer to four-year schools.
Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree (90 credits) -contains ECED core content with the option to transfer to accepting four-year schools.
Associate in Arts (AA) degree (90 credits) - includes 15 credits of electives in ECED that transfers to four-year schools.
Articulation with area high schools articulates college credits for completion of specified high school ECED courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the seven Critical Work Functions for the Washington State Skill Standards for the Lead Early Childhood Teacher.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication.
Students will demonstrate the ability to manage resources relevant to the Early Childhood Education profession.