State Short Certificate of Specialization - School Age Care
This early childhood education certificate focuses on school age care. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to meet Washington State licensing requirements for working as an aide or teacher with children between the ages of 5-12. The program emphasizes observation, documentation, assessment, positive relationships, and guidance techniques. Prepare for a career creating nurturing and supportive environments for school-aged children in a variety of settings.
Program Points of Pride
Build Your Credits
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.