State Short Certificate of Specialization – Administration of ECE

Ready to take the next step in your early childhood education career? This certificate allows you to advance your skills and meet the licensing requirements for becoming an administrator of licensed early learning programs in Washington State. The program focuses on observation, documentation, assessment, and positive relationships with children and families.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Practicum-Nurturing Relationships
  • Child Development

Program Catalog Page

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Featured Faculty

  • DeeDee Orcajo, Ph.D.

    • Program Chair

    Dr. Orcajo’s professional roles include infant development specialist, foster care social worker, parenting instructor, parent advocate, and community college/university faculty in the fields of early childhood education and child/family development. She specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma and developmental delay.

  • Alicia Brender

    • Faculty

    Alicia Brender has worked as a professor, early learning director, STARS trainer, integrated pre-K administrator, and early childhood education and assistance program director. She has served on the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee at Renton Community College, the Governor’s Early Learning Advisory Council, and testified on early learning before Washington State legislators.