Early Childhood Education, I-BEST

LWTech Accounting Assistant I-BEST programCertificate Information and Schedule

  • Credits: 12 - 47 (support available)
  • Start Dates: All Quarters (Evening and Saturdays)

We offer support in three Early Childhood Education certificates: State Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate, Certificate of Completion (12 credits), State Early Childhood Education, Short Certificate of Specialization - General, Certificate of Completion (20 credits), and the State Early Childhood Education Certificate, Certificate of Proficiency (47 credits). These certificates prepare students for various careers in Early Childhood Education or for promotions in Childcare Centers or Family Home Ownership. Students will learn how to prepare a safe and heathy environment for children to learn, grow, and play. Students can start the program any quarter to complete any or all of the certificates based on their career goals. Students completing I-BEST Early Childhood Education certificates can continue studying at LWTech to complete additional certificate levels or an Early Childhood Education Associate’s (AAS) degree.

Learn more about LWTech's Early Childhood Education program

Initial Certificate Course Sequence and Course Descriptions

Short Certificate Course Sequence and Course Descriptions

Certificate of Proficiency Course Sequence and Course Descriptions

Employment and Wages

What does an Early Childhood Education career look like in the United States? 

The U.S. Department of Labor has an occupational profile for Preschool Teachers with information about projected employment, typical wages, and career growth at CareerOneStop.

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Ready to talk with an advisor about an Early Childhood Education Certificate? Want to learn more about options to help pay for I-BEST college classes? Request an appointment with an I-BEST advisor by submitting an appointment request form and an advisor will contact you as soon as possible.

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