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Degrees & Certificates

The Child Development program is designed for students desiring to transfer to a four-year college or to meet requirements to work in public or private childcare facilities. The program conforms to regulatory agency guidelines and offers several options as specified below.  Refer to the catalog for additional detail.

 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECE) FOR TRANSFER (AS-T) DEGREE

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
CHDEV 50 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 51 Child Growth and Development 3
CHDEV 52 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 53 The Child, the Family and the Community 3
CHDEV 54B Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 55A Practicum-Field Experience 5
CHDEV 74 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
CHDEV 80 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
 Total Required Units: 26

Note: 54A Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is a prerequisite for 55A

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEGREE

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
CHDEV 50 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 51 Child Growth and Development 3
CHDEV 52 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 53 The Child, the Family, and the Community 3
CHDEV 54A Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 3
CHDEV 54B Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 55A Practicum – Field Experience 5
CHDEV 74 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
CHDEV 80 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
Select one elective course from the following:
CHDEV 55C Advanced Practicum – Field Experience 3
CHDEV 60  Emergent Literacy and Children’s Literature 3
CHDEV 61  Advanced Curriculum Development 3
CHDEV 62  Overview of Operations of Family Child Care 3
CHDEV 68  Play-Base Curriculum 3
CHDEV 84  Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3
Total Required Units: 32

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:*

Dept/No. Title Units
CHDEV 51 Child Growth and Development 3
CHDEV 53 The Child, the Family and the Community 3
CHDEV 54A Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 3
CHDEV 54B Introduction to Curriculum 3
Total 12
Select 12 units from the following:
CHDEV 50 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 52 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 55C Advanced Practicum-Field Experience  (3) 3
CHDEV 60 Emergent Literacy Children’s Literature (3) 3
CHDEV 61 Advanced Curriculum Development 3
CHDEV 62 Overview of Operations of Family Child Care 3
CHDEV 68 Play-Based Curriculum (3) 3
CHDEV 74 Health, Safety, and Nutrition (3) 3
CHDEV 80 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHDEV 84 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3
CHDEV 246* Emergent Topics: Best Practices for Working with Children .5-2
 Total Elective units 12
Subtotal: 24
Select 16 General Education units to include: 
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
ENGL 1A** Composition and Reading 4
Plus: Other  General Education Units 9
Total  General Education units 16
Total Required Units: 40

*These courses match the course requirements on the Child Development Permit Matrix for Teacher.

 

ASSOCIATE TEACHER CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:*

Dept/No. Title Units
CHDEV 50 or 54A Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children or Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 3
CHDEV 51 Child Growth and Development 3
CHDEV 53 The Child, the Family and the Community 3
CHDEV 54B Introduction to Curriculum 3
Total Required Units: 12

*These courses match the course requirements on the Child Development Permit Matrix for Associate Teacher.

 

ASSISTANT TEACHER CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements*:

Dept/No. Title Units
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following:
CHDEV* Any Child Development course numbered 1 through 248 6
Total Required Units: 6

*These courses match the course requirements on the Child Development Permit Matrix for Assistant Teacher.

 

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept / No. Title Units
CHDEV 54B or 56B Introduction to Curriculum or Curriculum and Environments for Infants and Toddlers 3
CHDEV 51 Child Growth and Development 3
CHDEV 53 The Child, the Family, and the Community 3
CHDEV 62 Overview of Operations of Family Child Care 3
Total Required Units: 12

 

INFANT/TODDLER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements

Dept/No. Title Units
CHDEV 56A Infant / Toddler  Development and Care 3
CHDEV 56B Curriculum and Environments for Infants and Toddlers 3
Total Required Units: 6

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