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Early Childhood Education Schools in Lakewood, Washington

There are 14 schools located by Lakewood, WA offering early childhood education programs. 315 students graduated with degrees from Lakewood early childhood education schools in 2010. 235 of all these students graduated with certificates and 80 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

301 students graduate from programs in this municipality in early childhood education, on average, each year. This accounts for 62% of early childhood education students who schools in the state of Washington graduate. Out of those, 235 students graduated with certificates in early childhood education and 80 with an associate's level degree.

14 early childhood education schools are in Lakewood. And out of these, 14 schools are public. Tuition at a public early childhood education school varies from $2,785 to $4,419.

Average tuition for programs in early childhood education is $3,392. While the lowest tuition in Lakewood is at Shoreline Community College, the highest tuition for early childhood education programs, which is $4,419 every year, is at Clover Park Technical College.

Schools in Lakewood offer certificates and associates degrees in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Lakewood, Washington

301 students graduate from programs in this municipality in early childhood education, on average, each year. This accounts for 62% of early childhood education students who schools in the state of Washington graduate. Out of those, 235 students graduated with certificates in early childhood education and 80 with an associate's level degree.

Early Childhood Education Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Lakewood, Washington

  • Certificate 2006: 165
  • Certificate 2007: 188
  • Certificate 2008: 195
  • Certificate 2009: 204
  • Certificate 2010: 235
  • Associate 2006: 94
  • Associate 2007: 102
  • Associate 2008: 92
  • Associate 2009: 83
  • Associate 2010: 80

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Lakewood, Washington

Lakewood schools offer a total of 24 programs in early childhood education. Of these programs, 54.2% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Early Childhood Education Program Availability in Lakewood, Washington

  • Certificate: 11
  • Associate: 13

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18620
  • 25th Percentile: 19860
  • Median: 22340
  • 75th Percentile: 28300
  • 90th Percentile: 38760

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

Childcare Workers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18320
  • 25th Percentile: 18890
  • Median: 20880
  • 75th Percentile: 26380
  • 90th Percentile: 29690

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41800
  • 25th Percentile: 47750
  • Median: 59530
  • 75th Percentile: 69890
  • 90th Percentile: 76750

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 36950
  • 25th Percentile: 43180
  • Median: 55460
  • 75th Percentile: 67550
  • 90th Percentile: 75030

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 20160
  • Median Salary 2007: 21440
  • Median Salary 2008: 21820
  • Median Salary 2009: 22580
  • Median Salary 2010: 22340
  • Total Employed 2006: 290
  • Total Employed 2007: 420
  • Total Employed 2008: 670
  • Total Employed 2009: 880
  • Total Employed 2010: 860

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

Childcare Workers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 18030
  • Median Salary 2007: 18840
  • Median Salary 2008: 19460
  • Median Salary 2009: 19930
  • Median Salary 2010: 20880
  • Total Employed 2006: 1760
  • Total Employed 2007: 1440
  • Total Employed 2008: 1100
  • Total Employed 2009: 820
  • Total Employed 2010: 990

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48580
  • Median Salary 2007: 51980
  • Median Salary 2008: 54180
  • Median Salary 2009: 56810
  • Median Salary 2010: 59530
  • Total Employed 2006: 330
  • Total Employed 2007: 330
  • Total Employed 2008: 250
  • Total Employed 2009: 230
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52240
  • Median Salary 2007: 53600
  • Median Salary 2008: 53420
  • Median Salary 2009: 53960
  • Median Salary 2010: 55460
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 400
  • Total Employed 2008: 420
  • Total Employed 2009: 350
  • Total Employed 2010: 380

Lakewood vs Washington State Early Childhood Education Employment

Lakewood vs Washington State Early Childhood Education Employment

  • Employed in Lakewood: 10.471% (2470)

Early Childhood Education Schools in Lakewood, Washington

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1. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

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

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, which is located just 8.2 miles from neighboring Tacoma, is within commuting distance of central Lakewood. It offers two programs in early childhood education. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in early childhood education and one degree at the associate's level in early childhood education. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in Lakewood, WA.

2. Clover Park Technical College

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

Clover Park Technical College, which is located just 37.6 miles from Sammamish, is a short commute away from within Lakewood. It offers two early childhood education programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in early childhood education and one associate's level early childhood education degree. It is a public 2-year institution and this school is one out of two Lakewood institutions offering early childhood education.