Skagit Valley College

Early Childhood Education

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Do you love working with young children and their families? Enroll today in Skagit Valley College's Early Childhood Education program and prepare for a fulfilling career doing work that you enjoy.

  • Program Options

    This program prepares students for positions working with young children and families in a variety of early care and education settings. Courses meet the criteria addressed in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation.

  • Degree Paths

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Early Childhood Education program will be able to:

    • Develop, design and implement creative, innovative, develop­mentally and culturally appropriate educational practices that positively impact the development, creativity and self-esteem of young children.
    • Establish and maintain an environment that ensures children’s safety, health and nourishment.
    • Understand how children acquire language and creative expres­sion and develop physically, cognitively and socially.
    • Observe and assess what children know and can do in order to plan and provide curriculum that meets their developmental needs.
    • Work appropriately with exceptional children and those with special needs.
    • Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to plan a curriculum and classroom program based upon observational data, professionally defined standards, current research findings, and theories of learn­ing during the early childhood stage of development.
    • Create an anti-biased, culturally relevant environment/curriculum, embracing the multifaceted term diversity, which includes, but is not exclusive to race, ethnicity, family diversity, and learning styles.
    • Communicate effectively through the spoken and written word and through visual materials for varied audiences and purposes, in the context of early childhood settings.
    • Serve children and families in a professional manner and participate in the community as a representative of early care and education.
    • Develop strong relationships with families and work collabora­tively with agencies/organizations to meet children’s needs and to encourage the community’s involvement with early care and education.
    • Develop personally and professionally, maintaining current knowledge in the field and participating in on-going professional development.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, tech­nical and information literacy skills.
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