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Certificate in Child Development

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Degree AS – Child Development

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Certificate of Achievement in Child Development
Child Development Associate Degree and Certificate
Courses required for the major*, with suggested 2-year sequence:

First semester Units
CHDEV 1 Introduction to the Study of Early Childhood Education 3 Units

CHDEV 10 Child Growth and Development 3 Units

Second semester
CHDEV 11 Techniques and Methods of Child Observation 3 Units

CHDEV 62 Curriculum Foundations for the Young Child 3 Units
Elective(s)* 2-3 Units

Third semester
CHDEV 50 Anti-bias and Multicultural Education for the Young Child 3 Units

CHDEV 83 Units** Field Experience at Community Programs 3 Units

Fourth semester

CHDEV 20 Child Family and Community 3 Units

CHDEV 15 or 90 Teaching Practicum 4 Units

Total Required Units in Major Courses 24-28
* Electives include:

CHDEV 12 Parenting Seminar 2.5 Units
CHDEV 22 Behavior Management 2 Units
CHDEV 23 Units Positive Discipline for Young Child 1 Units
CHDEV 25 Creative Arts for the Young Child 2 Units
CHDEV 3 Units5 Science and Math for the Young Child 2 Units
CHDEV 45 Music and Movement for the Young Child 2 Units
CHDEV 53 Units Child Care Licensing Guidelines .5 Units
CHDEV 54 Computer Technology in ECE 1 Units
CHDEV 58 Exploring Early Childhood Environment 1 Units
CHDEV 60 Language and Literacy for the Young Child 2 Units
CHDEV 64 Outdoor Games & Activities for Children Ages 3 12, 1 Units
CHDEV 65 Health, Safety and Nutrition 2 Units
CHDEV 77 Working with Drug-Exposed Children
from Birth to 5 years of Age 2 Units
CHDEV 92 Adult Supervision/Mentor Teacher Training 2 CHDEV 100 Fall Harvest Conference .5 Units

Note: Additional college proficiencies are required for computer literacy, reading/writing, and math. Exam options are available for Child Development majors to fulfill the reading/writing and math competency requirements.

** This class requirement may be waived if you have been employed in a child care program for at least 6 months.

Teaching Certificates of Completion:

These certificates of completion requirements meet requirements for the Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor levels of the Child Development Permit Matrix issued by the State of California Commission of Teacher Preparation.

Child Development Permit: Assistant Teacher Certificate
CHDEV 1 Introduction to Early Childhood Studies 3 Units
CHDEV 10 Child Growth and Development 3 Units
Total units required 6


Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher Certificate

CHDEV 1 Introduction to Early Childhood Studies 3 Units
CHDEV 10 Child Growth and Development 3 Units
CHDEV 20 Child, Family, and Community 3 Units
CHDEV 62 Curriculum Foundations for the Young Child 3 Units
CHDEV Electives 2 Units
CHDEV 83* Field Experience at Community Programs 3 Units*
* or completion of 175 days of paid or volunteer experience in a licensed child care program. 16 units of general education in college level English, Humanities, Social Studies, plus Math and/or Science 16.
Total units required 12-15

Specialization Certificates of Completion:
These certificates of completion requirements meet specialization requirements of the Child Development Permit Matrix issued by the State of California Commission of Teacher Preparation.
Infant/Toddler Care Specialization Certificate
CHDEV 40 Infant and Toddler Development 3 Units
CHDEV 41 Infant and Toddler Practicum 3 Units
Total units required 6

Curriculum in Early Childhood Specialization Certificate
CHDEV 62 Curriculum Foundations 3 Units
Plus 4 units from the electives listed above 4
Total units required 7

Special Needs Care & Education Specialization Certificate
CHDEV 55 The Special Needs Child 3 Units
CHDEV 57 Methods and Materials for the Special Needs Child 3 Units
Total units required 6

Administration of Early Childhood Programs Specialization Certificate
CHDEV 95 Supervision and Administration Part 1 3 Units
CHDEV 96 Supervision and Administration Part 11 3 Units
CHDEV 92 Adult Supervision/Mentor Teaching 2
Total units required 8

School Age Child Care Specialization
CHDEV 3 Units2 The School Age Child 3 Units
CHDEV 3 Units3 Units School Age Practicum 3 Units
Total units required 6

For State of California Child Development Permit requirements, visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html

 

 

 

 

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