Early Childhood Education Schools In Washington State

Early Childhood Education classes faculty can choose to work at one of 32 accredited early childhood education schools in Washington State. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of early childhood education and early childhood education training in Washington State, which includes early childhood education training at the following levels:

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Education


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

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  3. Big Bend Community College

    7662 Chanute St, Moses Lake, Washington 98837-3299

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  4. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  5. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  6. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  7. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  8. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  9. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  10. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  11. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  12. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  13. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  14. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  15. Heritage University

    3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, Washington 98948

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  16. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  17. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  18. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  19. Trinity Lutheran College

    2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, Washington 98201

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  20. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  21. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  22. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123

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  23. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  24. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  25. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  26. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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  27. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  28. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  29. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  30. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  31. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  32. Northwest Indian College

    2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226-9217

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Early Childhood Education Employment

Washington State 35,750
National 2,079,010

Approximately 2% of the country's early childhood education professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Early childhood education professionals In Washington State

31,380 32,530 33,420 34,840 35,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of early childhood education professionals is growing in Washington State. 4,370 more early childhood education professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of early childhood education has grown by 14% in Washington State. This growth is faster than the change in the number of early childhood education professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of early childhood education professionals has shrunk by 0% from 2006 to 2010.

Early Childhood Education VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$43,730 $44,388 $45,465 $44,223 $45,323
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In Washington State, as the number of early childhood education professionals is growing, the salaries earned by early childhood education professionals are increasing. The mean salary for early childhood education professionals in 2006 was $43,730 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,323 per year.

Salary percentiles for Early childhood education professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$28,590
25th percentile
$36,230
50th percentile
$45,250
75th percentile
$55,017
90th percentile
$62,370

Thus, early childhood education professionals' salaries grew by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 118% pay differential between the highest paid early childhood education professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of early childhood education in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Early childhood education professionals and related professions in Washington State

Early Childhood Education
$45,323
Educational Leadership
$87,687
Elementary Education
$65,312
Special Education
$56,987

In Washington State, early childhood education professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Early Childhood Education programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
26
bachelor
8
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
22
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The number of students graduating from the 32 accredited early childhood education schools in Washington State is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 628 graduates in 2006. And there were 524 graduates from early childhood education courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of early childhood education school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 17%. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with a associate's degree in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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