Child Development

Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education

A student can earn a Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education by taking the following 8 required courses.

  • CHDEV 1: Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children 3 units
  • CHDEV 10: Child Growth & Development 3 units
  • CHDEV 20: Child, Family & Community 3 units
  • CHDEV 62: Introduction to Curriculum 3 units
  • CHDEV 50: Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
  • CHDEV 11: Observation & Assessment 3 units
  • CHDEV 65: Health, Safety & Nutrition in Early Childhood Programs 3 units
  • *CHDEV 83: Field Experience in an Early Childhood Program 3 units
    NOTE-Required if you haven't met the experience requirement of 6 months of working in a licensed early childhood education program.
  • CHDEV 90: Student Teaching Practicum in Early Childhood 4 units.

For greater career advancement a student can obtain a transferrable degree following a recommended course path to an AS-T.

Options for Skills Certificates
in Early Childhood Education Specialization

A student can earn a certificate with specific skills by taking the required courses below for the specialization.

  • Trauma Informed Practitioner
    • CHDEV 30: Trauma Informed Practitioner: Foundations, 3 units
    • CHDEV 31: Trauma Informed Practitioner: Practices & Strategies, 3 units
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood
    • CHDEV 34: Creative Art and Movement for Young Children, 3 units
    • CHDEV 35: Science and Math for Young Children, 3 units
  • Infant/Toddler Care and Education
    • CHDEV 40: Infant/Toddler Development, 3 units
    • CHDEV 41: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infants/Toddlers, 3 units
  • Children with Special Needs Early Care and Education
    • CHDEV 55: The Young Special Needs Child, 3 units
    • CHDEV 57: Methods and Materials for the Special Needs Child, 3 units
  • Administration and Leadership of Early Childhood Programs
    • CHDEV 95: Administrations of Early Childhood Programs, 3 units
    • CHDEV 96: Staff Development and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs, 3 units
  • Assistant Teacher
    • CHDEV 1: Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children, 3 units
    • CHDEV 10: Child Growth and Development, 3 units
  • Associate Teacher
    • CHDEV 1: Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children, 3units
    • CHDEV 10: Child Growth and Development, 3 units
    • CHDEV 20: Child, Family, and Community, 3 units
    • CHDEV 62: Introduction to Curriculum, 3 units