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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education (I-BEST Opportunities)

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Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST opportunities enable students to develop both their literacy and job skills as they prepare for the workforce and continued study in college. I-BEST offerings pair a professional/technical content instructor with an adult basic education instructor to help students progress in reading, writing, and math while also training for a career. I-BEST students can work on improving their basic educational skills while also earning college-level credit. Students participating in I-BEST can receive specialized financial aid and academic support services.

YVC offers the following I-BEST opportunities:

  • Agriculture
  • Business Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing Assistant Certification

For more information on the I-BEST programs, visit www.yvcc.edu/CCC or call 509-574-4911.

I-BEST Early Childhood Education (ECE)

YVC offers a two quarter I-BEST ECE-Short Certificate that prepares students interested in the Early Childhood Education field. This I-BEST focuses on applying principals of Early Childhood Development and responding to community and workplace needs while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. Completion of the Washington State ECE short certificate will enable students to seek employment as an ECE teacher, assistant teacher or become an owner of a family childcare facility. This I-BEST is available at YVC’s Grandview Campus and helps students pursue ECE certificates and degrees in the Social Sciences & Education Pathway.

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