The Children’s Program Certificate: General Level II enhances the student’s knowledge beyond Level I, providing additional skills and knowledge working with children. This certificate focuses on safe and healthy environments, working appropriately with children with special needs and the use of appropriate discipline techniques. Completion may lead to salary increase based on Units earned.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning.
- Be able to evaluate Early Care and Education Program regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California.
- Be grounded in Child Development knowledge (theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
- Understand that child observation, documentation and other forms of assessment are central to the practices of all early childhood professionals. Students use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence the development of every child.
- Understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationship that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
- Understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful curriculum.
- Be able to identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood education.
- Be able to apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-confidence.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
|CHLD 1||Child, Family, School and Community
|CHLD 5||Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs
|CHLD 6||Introduction to Child Development Curriculum
|CHLD 11||Child and Adolescent Development
|CHLD 64||Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children
|CHLD 68||Children With Special Needs
|CHLD 84||Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings