May 21, 2024  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [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:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Agriculture
  • Business Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing Assistant Certified

For more information on the I-BEST programs, visit or call 509-574-4745.

I-BEST Early Childhood Education (ECE)

YVC offers a two quarter I-BEST ECE-Initial and Short Certificates that prepares students interested in the Early Childhood Education field. This I-BEST focuses on applying principles of Early Childhood Development and responding to community and workplace needs while reinforcing basic reading, writing, and math. Completion of the Washington State ECE Initial and Short Certificates will enable students to seek employment in childcare centers, with Head Start agencies, or as licensed childcare providers. This I-BEST program 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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