Early Care & Education: Creating a Green Classroom Certificate

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Designed for beginning and experienced Early Care and Education teachers who are eager to increase their skill in creating and maintaining sustainable (green) practices in their work with children of all abilities.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $2,072.18

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82.

Classes are offered in the evenings with an arranged practicum experience.

Employability Requirement: To become a licensed child care provider in Washington, you must participate in a Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensing orientation and apply for and receive licensure. State law requires DEL to run background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or has unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities.

Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete graduation requirements. All courses must be completed with a minimum of a C grade to graduate.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters

Prerequisites: COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ECE 126 Nature and the Outdoor Classroom 2
ECE 134 Issues & Trends Green 2
ECE 142 ECE Curriculum: Science & Technology 2
ECE 143 Just for the Green of It 1
ECE 156 From Seed to Table: Gardening with Children 2
ECE 157 Just Recycle It 1
ECED& 170 Environments for Young Children 3
ECS 149 ECE Curriculum: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Cooking Lab 4
  Total Credits for Completion 17
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