Early Childhood Education Teacher, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate, the student demonstrates the knowledge, training, and skills of a teacher in a private child care center or a publicly funded child care center in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Skills demonstrated and practiced by a student include developmentally appropriate lesson planning and implementation for infant/toddlers, preschool and school-age children in subject areas including science, mathematics, creative and language arts; utilization of positive guidance techniques and child assessments; planning safe and developmentally appropriate environments for children; and applying child development theory to all facets of practice with young children.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will describe and design a developmentally appropriate room and yard environments.
  2. Students will plan and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum for young children.
  3. Students will apply positive guidance techniques in guiding children's behavior.
  4. Students will apply child development theory and principles in working with young children.

Core Requirements

Complete 21 units

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

CDEV 025

Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV 026

Child, Family and Community

3

CDEV 028

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV 031A

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

3

CDEV 031B

Introduction to ECE Curriculum

3

CDEV 032A

ECE Practicum-Field Experience

3

Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 7 units selected from:

CDEV 015

Selected Topics: Child Development

1-2

CDEV 029

Early Childhood Experiences: Arts and Sciences

3

CDEV 030

Early Childhood Experiences: Language Arts

3

CDEV 034

Children With Special Needs

3

CDEV 063

Child Discipline

1

CDEV 071

Children, Imagination, and Books

1

CDEV 072

Play and Learning

1

CDEV 073

Preschool Art

1

CDEV 074

Preschool Science

1

Area B - Complete 16 units selected from the Associate Degree General Education pattern Areas including one course from each group:

Group 1: Area 1, Language and Rationality

Group 2: Area 2, Natural Sciences or Area 3, Humanities

Minimum Units Required: 44

Complete each course with a grade of "C" or better.