State Short Certificate of Specialization – Family Childcare Management
Are you interested in owning your own family childcare program? This certificate is designed to meet WA State licensing requirements. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to create a nurturing and supportive environment for young children. Most course credits can also apply to additonal certifications or an associate degree.
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.
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition
- Family Child Care Management
- Child Development
Program Points of Pride
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Immediate employment with your first stackable certificate.
Work Towards a Degree
Stackable certificates can apply to an associate of applied science degree.
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 and 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 in both home and center-based programs.
- Program Faculty
Alicia Brender has worked for more than two decades as a teacher, early learning director, early childhood education and assistance program director, STARS trainer, integrated pre-K administrator, and professor. She has served on the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee at Renton Community College and the Governor’s Early Learning Advisory Council, and testified before Washington State legislators on early learning initiatives.