Early Childhood & Family Studies - Course Planning

We’re all products of our environment. That’s why Seattle Central takes a “whole child” approach to Early Childhood and Family Studies, helping you understand how to set children up for long-term success. You’ll have the opportunity to round out your education with courses on teaching, family dynamics, nutrition, psychology, language development and more.

ECE Initial Certificate (12 credits)
Prefix Course Credits
ECED& 105 Intro to Early Childhood Education 5
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
ECED& 107 Health, Safety, Nutrition 5
ECED& 120 Practicum: Focus on Relationships & Communication 2
Short Certificate of Specialization (8 credits)
Prefix Course Credits
EDUC& 115 Child Development 5
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3
EDUC& 132 Infants/Toddler Care 3
EDUC& 134 Family Child Care 3
EDUC& 136 School-Age Care 3
EDUC& 139 Admin Early Learning 3
State ECE Certificate (47 credits)
Prefix Course Credits
ENGL& 100, 101 or above   5
MATH 100 or above Quantitative or Computational or designated Q/SR 5
EDUC& 150 Child/Family/Community 3
EDUC& 180 Language/Literacy Development 3
EDUC& 190 Observation/Assessment 3
EDUC& 160 Curriculum Development 5
EDUC& 170 Environments, Young Child 3
EDUC& 130 Guiding Behavior 3

Questions about course planning? Contact the Education and Human Services counselor, Kimberly McRae, at Kimberly.McRae@seattlecolleges.edu. In addition, you can contact the Education and Human Services staff and faculty for help.

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