Early Care & Education

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, our Early Care & Education Program can prepare you to work in the early childhood development field as a child care director, teacher or child care provider.

You can start the Early Care & Education Degree Program any quarter. 

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Potential Careers

Child Care Worker
Child Care Worker Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for child care workers is $10.24 an hour or $21,300 per year.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Child Care Worker Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of child care worker jobs in Washington will grow by 18% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Child Care Worker Job Duties

Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households and child care institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing and overseeing play.

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This is not a guarantee of employment.

Child Care Worker Tuition & Fees

Estimated tuition and fees for our Early Care & Education Degree — the recommended degree for this career path — are $8,570.84.

Visit the tuition and fees page for full details.

Child Care Director
Child Care Director Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for childcare directors is $21.37 an hour or $44,400 per year.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of a certain wage.

Child Care Director Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of child care director jobs in Washington will grow by 12% between 2010 and 2020.

Full details are available at careerinfonet.org.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Child Care Director Job Duties

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and non-academic activities of preschool and child care centers or programs.

Visit careerinfonet.org for details.

This is not a guarantee of employment.

Child Care Worker Tuition & Fees

Estimated tuition and fees for our Early Care & Education Degree — the recommended degree for this career path — are $8,570.84.

Visit the tuition and fees page for full details.

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Meet the Instructors

Rebecca Edmondson

Rebecca has a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University in Elementary Education/Social Work, a Child Development Associate Credential, and is almost finished with her master's in Intergrative Curriculum in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She's been at CPTC for 12 years and teaches classes on campus in our evening Early Care & Education Program. She also works in the community at state-licensed child care centers teaching our Foundation Early Care & Education Certificate.

Contact Rebecca
rebecca.edmondson@cptc.edu
253-589-5611
Debi Chase

Debi has a B.S. from Southern Illinois University in Vocational Education and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. She has been an Early Care and Education instructor at Clover Park Technical College for more than 25 years. She spend most of her time as an off-campus faculty member at child care centers doing training, observations and coaching. She has developed four courses that she teaches in the evening for our Early Care & Education Degree, where she serves as an adjunct faculty member. She loves visiting all her child care sites and helping each work toward providing a higher level of quality care.

Contact Debi
debi.chase@cptc.edu
253-589-6083

Degrees & Certificates

Within our Early Care & Education Program we offer a full degree (either AAT or AAS-T) and a number of specialty certificates. Click the links to find specific details on each one and to decide which is right for you!