ECED& 100 Child Care Basics • 3 Cr.


Designed to meet licensing requirements for early learning lead teachers and family home child care providers, STARS 30 hour basics course recognized in the MERIT system. Topics: child growth/development, cultural competency, community resource, guidance, health/safety/nutrition and professional practice. Previously ECED 170. Either ECED 170 or ECED& 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify ways to create partnerships and provide resources for all families.
  • Observe and describe developmental characteristics and behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
  • Plan for learning through play and active involvement for children in care programs.
  • Demonstrate techniques for keeping children healthy and safe in preparing food, hand washing, diapering/toileting, cleaning, managing medication, preventing accidents, and identifying incidences of child abuse and neglect.
  • Describe techniques for meeting the nutritional and exercise needs of children.
  • Identify appropriate guidance techniques.
  • Relate how the Washington Administrative Code governs child care programs and support staff in safely caring for children.
  • List examples of professional practice in Early Childhood Education.