Begin a meaningful career guiding the education and development of young children. Early Childhood education focuses on positive learning and developmental experiences for infants, toddlers, preschool and primary age children. Students are involved in observation, participation and practical experience in a variety of classroom settings. A broad, liberal arts curriculum with emphasis on human relations is also an integral part of the program.

The Elementary Education DTA is designed for future elementary teachers. It provides a broad foundation in liberal arts and includes beginning course work in education, with hands-on work in elementary school classrooms.

Program Benefits

  • Flexible class schedules for part-time and full-time students
  • Classes offered during the day, evening, and online
  • For new and returning college students (new career or change of career)
  • Transfer previous credits to Bellevue College to complete your degree
  • Current work with young children can apply to your courses at Bellevue College
  • Practical experience in early education classrooms teaching young children
  • Financial aid available through the Bellevue College enrollment services

2014 Fall Quarter Seminar: ECED 198 Creativity and Invention for Young Children

Date posted: June 17, 2014

2014 FALL QUARTER SEMINAR ECED 198 Creativity and Invention for Young Children Item #2080      INSTRUCTOR: Starla Bailey   (1 credit, 10 hours STARS) 10/11/14 and 10/25/14 (Two Saturdays), 9:00-3:30pm, Room R311 How can teachers support children’s creative thinking skills, so that they see themselves as inventors and problem-solvers? We hear a lot about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & …more about 2014 Fall Quarter Seminar: ECED 198 Creativity and Invention for Young Children


Early Achievers Opportunity Grant

Date posted: January 22, 2014

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Free Tuition and Text Books for students currently teaching in an Early Achievers Center.
For more information contact: Sharon Romppanen


New Certificates and AA Degree

Date posted: November 18, 2013

New Certificates and AA Degree meet the requirements of the Washington Early Achievers program