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Early Childhood Education Schools in Washington State

There are 32 schools in the state of Washington offering early childhood education programs. 576 students graduated from programs at Washington early childhood education schools in 2010. 352 of all these students graduated with certificates and 154 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

510 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of early childhood education students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 352 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 154 with a degree at the associate's level, 69 with a bachelor's level degree, and one with a degree at the master's level.

32 early childhood education schools are located in Washington. Of these, while 31 schools are public, one school is private. Private early childhood education school tuition is $20,370, while tuition at a public early childhood education school varies from $3,006 to $7,110.

Average tuition for programs in early childhood education is $5,509. While the lowest tuition in Washington, which is $3,006 per year, is at Lake Washington Technical College, the highest tuition for early childhood education programs, which is $20,370 per year, is at Trinity Lutheran College.

Washington schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

510 students graduate from programs in this state in early childhood education, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of early childhood education students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 352 students graduated with early childhood education certificates, 154 with a degree at the associate's level, 69 with a bachelor's level degree, and one with a degree at the master's level.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 220
  • Certificate 2007: 245
  • Certificate 2008: 232
  • Certificate 2009: 287
  • Certificate 2010: 352
  • Associate 2006: 170
  • Associate 2007: 184
  • Associate 2008: 155
  • Associate 2009: 159
  • Associate 2010: 154
  • Bachelor 2006: 78
  • Bachelor 2007: 95
  • Bachelor 2008: 58
  • Bachelor 2009: 66
  • Bachelor 2010: 69
  • Master 2006: 2
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 0
  • Master 2009: 0
  • Master 2010: 1

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Washington State

Washington schools offer a total of 52 early childhood education programs. Of these programs, approximately 46.2% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Washington State

  • Certificate: 23
  • Associate: 24
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 1

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19450
  • 25th Percentile: 22140
  • Median: 26990
  • 75th Percentile: 33830
  • 90th Percentile: 40700

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18420
  • 25th Percentile: 19110
  • Median: 21220
  • 75th Percentile: 25590
  • 90th Percentile: 30730

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25700
  • 25th Percentile: 38410
  • Median: 50150
  • 75th Percentile: 62740
  • 90th Percentile: 71500

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39600
  • 25th Percentile: 46530
  • Median: 56820
  • 75th Percentile: 66930
  • 90th Percentile: 73990

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25040
  • Median Salary 2007: 25100
  • Median Salary 2008: 25130
  • Median Salary 2009: 25980
  • Median Salary 2010: 26990
  • Total Employed 2006: 3920
  • Total Employed 2007: 5080
  • Total Employed 2008: 5550
  • Total Employed 2009: 6540
  • Total Employed 2010: 6010

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18300
  • Median Salary 2007: 19650
  • Median Salary 2008: 20150
  • Median Salary 2009: 20700
  • Median Salary 2010: 21220
  • Total Employed 2006: 14010
  • Total Employed 2007: 13700
  • Total Employed 2008: 13230
  • Total Employed 2009: 12500
  • Total Employed 2010: 12490

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44550
  • Median Salary 2007: 47260
  • Median Salary 2008: 49800
  • Median Salary 2009: 48640
  • Median Salary 2010: 50150
  • Total Employed 2006: 3100
  • Total Employed 2007: 2930
  • Total Employed 2008: 2050
  • Total Employed 2009: 2400
  • Total Employed 2010: 2350

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48500
  • Median Salary 2007: 50370
  • Median Salary 2008: 52370
  • Median Salary 2009: 54690
  • Median Salary 2010: 56820
  • Total Employed 2006: 2990
  • Total Employed 2007: 3190
  • Total Employed 2008: 2800
  • Total Employed 2009: 2610
  • Total Employed 2010: 2740

Washington State vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

Washington State vs National Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Washington State: 1.708% (23590)

Early Childhood Education Schools in Washington State

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1. Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226-9217
(360) 676-2772

Northwest Indian College is a tribal, public, 4-year institution, founded in 1973. This school, which is several miles from Bellingham, is in a rural area. This school offers students 11 certificates, nine degrees at the associates level, and one bachelors level degree. 626 students pursued degrees from the 17 programs at NWIC in 2010. NWIC offers subjects such as liberal arts, counseling, and business administration. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits this very small school. This school is the only tribal college in Washington.

2. Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA 98520-7599
(360) 532-9020

Grays Harbor College offers one program in early childhood education and this college is in Aberdeen, Washington, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 2,526 students seek degrees in 44 programs at this college, overall. This college is the third oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in early childhood education.

3. Western Washington University

516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
(360) 650-3000

Western Washington University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Bellingham, WA and it offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Washington.

4. Seattle Community College - North

9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
(206) 527-3600

Seattle Community College-North is 6.5 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, NSCC offers students one early childhood education certificate and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. North Seattle Community College is a public 2-year institution.

5. Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute St
Moses Lake, WA 98837-3299
(509) 793-2222

Big Bend Community College offers one early childhood education program and this college is located in Moses Lake, Washington, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This community college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington.

6. Centralia College

600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531-4099
(360) 736-9391x428

Centralia College offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. It is the oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in early childhood education.

7. Trinity Lutheran College

2802 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 249-4800

Trinity Lutheran College offers one program in early childhood education and it is located in the center of Everett. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Washington offering early childhood education.

8. Walla Walla Community College

500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362-9267
(509) 522-2500

Walla Walla Community College, which is very close to Walla Walla, Washington, is in a rural setting. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by it and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

9. Yakima Valley Community College

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

Yakima Valley Community College offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This college is near the center of the city. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

10. Spokane Falls Community College

3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
(509) 533-3500

Spokane Falls Community College offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one associate's level early childhood education degree. This college is in Spokane, Washington, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 9,767 students seek degrees in 49 programs at this college.

11. Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
(425) 564-1000

Bellevue College is 3.2 miles from the heart of downtown. BC offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by BC and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington.

12. South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
(360) 596-5241

South Puget Sound Community College is in the suburbs of Olympia, Washington and this college offers one program in early childhood education. This college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington.

13. Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
(360) 752-7000

Bellingham Technical College is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in early childhood education. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

14. Wenatchee Valley College

1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1799
(509) 682-6800

Wenatchee Valley College is 1.2 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two early childhood education programs. Of those, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. It is one of 22 community colleges in Washington.

15. Green River Community College

12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
(253) 833-9111

Green River Community College, which is 2.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Auburn, WA. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, it offers students one early childhood education certificate and one associate's level early childhood education degree. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Washington offering early childhood education.

16. Lake Washington Technical College

11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034-8506
(425) 739-8100

Lake Washington Technical College is located in the suburbs of Kirkland, Washington. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in early childhood education and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. This technical college is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

17. Seattle Community College - Central

1701 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 587-3800

Seattle Community College-Central offers one program in early childhood education and Seattle Central is near the center of the city. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks ninth in the state of Washington.

18. Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632-0310
(360) 442-2311

Lower Columbia College is in the center of Longview. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, this college offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. 4,252 students pursue degrees in 55 programs at this college, overall.

19. Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-3000

Whatcom Community College offers one early childhood education program and it is located in Bellingham, Washington, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution.

20. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
(253) 964-6500

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom is located in the suburbs of Lakewood, Washington. This school offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington.

21. Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
(206) 546-4101

Shoreline Community College is located in the suburbs of Shoreline, Washington and it offers one early childhood education program. This college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington.

22. Columbia Basin College

2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Columbia Basin College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Pasco, WA. CBC offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, it offers one certificate in early childhood education to students and one associate's level early childhood education degree. Overall, 6,684 students pursue degrees in 50 programs at this mid-sized school. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Washington offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

23. Heritage University

3240 Fort Rd
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-8500

Heritage University is a 4-year institution, founded in 2004. Heritage, which is near Toppenish, is located in a rural area. It offers subjects such as forestry, art, and language. This school offers students seven certificates, 18 degrees at the associates level, 29 degrees at the bachelors level, and 15 degrees at the masters level. In 2010, 1,254 students pursued degrees from the 39 programs at Heritage. This school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

24. Everett Community College

2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-9100

Everett Community College offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, it offers students one early childhood education certificate and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. It is near the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Washington offering early childhood education in terms of programs.

25. Peninsula College

1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9277

Peninsula College is located in Port Angeles, WA and this school offers one early childhood education program. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington.

26. Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-4004
(253) 589-5800

Clover Park Technical College is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Washington. It offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, it offers one early childhood education certificate to students and one associate's level degree in early childhood education. This public school is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

27. Edmonds Community College

20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5912
(425) 640-1459

Edmonds Community College offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by it and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. This community college is in the suburbs of Lynnwood, Washington. This college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington. This college ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Washington.

28. Central Washington University

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
(509) 963-1111

Central Washington University is in Ellensburg, WA and it offers one program in early childhood education. This medium-sized school is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in early childhood education.

29. Highline Community College

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710

Highline Community College offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, this college offers one certificate in early childhood education to students and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. It is in the suburbs of Des Moines, Washington. 6,866 students pursue degrees in 58 Highline Community College programs, overall.

30. Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
(360) 792-6050

Olympic College, which is near the center of the city, is in Bremerton, WA. It offers two programs in early childhood education. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in early childhood education by OC and one associate's level early childhood education degree. This small school is a public 4-year institution.

31. Renton Technical College

3000 NE Fourth St
Renton, WA 98056-4123
(425) 235-2352

Renton Technical College is 2.0 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two early childhood education programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in early childhood education and one associate's level early childhood education degree. Overall, 3,885 students pursue degrees in 63 Renton Technical College programs.

32. Skagit Valley College

2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600

Skagit Valley College, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Mount Vernon, WA. This college offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, students are offered one early childhood education certificate by this public college and one associate's level early childhood education degree. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Washington offering programs in early childhood education.

33. Eastern Washington University

526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004-2496
(509) 359-6200

Eastern Washington University is in town of Cheney, Washington. EWU offers two programs in early childhood education. Of those, Eastern offers students one bachelor's level early childhood education degree and one early childhood education degree at the master's level. Eastern is a public 4-year institution. This school is the third largest institution in the state of Washington offering early childhood education.

34. Clark College

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
(360) 992-2000

Clark College is located in the center of Vancouver. It offers two early childhood education programs. Specifically, it offers students one early childhood education certificate and one early childhood education degree at the associate's level. This school is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. This school ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Washington.

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