The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares students for a rewarding career planning, implementing, and evaluating quality programs for young children. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in the AAS program and prepares students for leadership roles in Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood Education workers help positively shape children's formative years to prepare them for successful futures. The Early Childhood Education program at LWTech follows the standards set for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Experienced instructors work with Early Childhood Education students, both inside and outside the classroom setting, as mentors assisting them in professional application of age-appropriate best practices. The program is designed for students who are interested in working with young children and their families. Early Childhood Education students at LWTech:
When you complete the Early Childhood Education program, you will be ready for employment in a wide range of settings. Graduates find employment in preschools, childcare facilities, Head Start programs, and family child care. The AAS degree and certificate coursework is designed to allow students to meet the requirements for various levels of entry into the field of early childhood education. BAS graduates may pursue careers in management as directors or program supervisors.
Admission to the associate degree is open to all students. Admission to the applied bachelor's degree is competitive. See the below requirements for admissions information and requirements for the associate and applied bachelor's degree programs.
Entry into this program requires completion of the general admission application, as well as the application to the BAS in Early Childhood Education.
If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online admissions application to receive a Student ID number and an LWTech issued email address.You will not be able to fill out the BAS application without completing this step.
To be considered for admission to the BAS ECE program, students must meet the following requirements:
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To apply for the BAS degree, you must create a Self Service Center account. You may preview the BAS application by downloading a PDF of the first page.
Complete the online application, including:
Request official transcripts from every college attended even if you did not earn your associate degree from that college (include agency assessed transcript if from a foreign institution). Transcripts should be mailed to: LWTech BAS ECE Admissions, 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. If you attended or currently attend LWTech, you do not need to request a transcript from the college.
Note: Students who have not completed the required applied associate degree, general education requirements, and/or technical course requirements, and have no more than 30 credits remaining, must submit a written plan for completion. Please list the classes that you will take, where, and when you will take them. This is required for your application to be considered complete. Students who have not met the requirement of an applied associate degree, general education requirements, and/or technical course requirements can be granted conditional admission to the BAS in ECE program. Priority for acceptance will be given to applicants with all requirements completed.
If applications exceed available space, selection will be based on:
Find out more about the new BAS in Early Childhood Education here at Lake Washington Institute of Technology! Sessions include information about:
Enter through the main entrance and turn left at the first stop sign. Go straight past the second stop sign, until you see a children’s playground to your left. Park in that area near the Early Learning Center. Enter through the gates on the right of playground (pull up on knob and pull gate). Portable S-8 will be the first one on your right.
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
Please contact Shanti Connors for more information about Early Achievers Scholarships. To meet the Early Achievers requirements you must:
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