Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program teaches students about working with young children. The program covers the developmental stages of preschool-aged children and how to create engaging lessons. The Tri-Tech Preschool is the only laboratory preschool in the Tri-Cities. Students gain hands-on experience with preschoolers in individual and group settings. Students can earn college credits towards Early Childhood degree at Columbia Basin College.

Career Opportunities

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teachers Aide
  • Social Worker
  • Child Psychologist
  • Nanny

Certification Opportunities: Progress towards Associates of Applied Arts and Science at CBC in Early Childhood Education / STARS Certification

Pre-requisites: Junior/Senior Standing; Successful screening by the Washington State Patrol. Returning students must have a B or better their 1st year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F

Length of program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: 26 college credits


Bobbie Lotz

(509) 222-7311

Bonnie Hansen

(509) 222-7311