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Early Childhood Education

Grades: 11-12
Length: 1 or 2 years
Credit: .5 Technical English, 2.5 Occupational Elective
Prerequisite: None
Location: Tri-Tech Skills Center

Description: Have you thought about being a teacher? Do you like working with children? You would be perfect for Tri-Tech’s Early Education program.  You will gain application- based experience with preschoolers in individual and group settings. You will be a teacher in our preschool and prepare our young students for their future. Internships available for qualified students.   In this program you will:


  • Learn the developmental stages of pre-school children.
  • Learn how to create age-appropriate lessons and how to work with young children.
  • Work in the only laboratory preschool in the Tri-Cities area.

Career opportunities:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Social Worker
  • Child Psychologist

Certification opportunities:

  • STARS Certification
  • Food Worker’s Card
  • First Aid & CPR
  • 7 Hour HIV/AIDS certification

College credits available: 24 credits

Year-long course must be completed to be eligible for the Technical English credit.


Instructional Staff

Sarah Blasdel
Early Childhood Education Instructor

Wendy Shepherd
Preschool Director/ECE Instructional Assistant