Children’s Program: Teaching

Business Division
Certificate T0405

The Children’s Program Certificate: Teaching specialization is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children. This certificate contains two laboratory and one fieldwork component emphasizing working with children. This certificate exceeds Title 22 education requirements for fully qualified teachers. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specified G.E. Areas A, B, C, and D, this certificate meets Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

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 the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design implement, and evaluate meaningful challenging curricula and environments that promotes comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for every child.
  • Understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  • Acquire strategies and developmentally appropriate techniques for effective teaching and classroom management.
  • Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies to deal with bias are developed.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Core Courses
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 3
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 64Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children 3
CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 2
CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
CHLD 67Early Childhood Education Practicum 2
CHLD 67LEarly Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 11
CHLD 68Children With Special Needs 3
CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar 2
CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings 2
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings 1
CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
Required Electives
Choose two from the following:6
Early Literacy in Child Development
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Creative Sciencing and Math for Young Children
Total Units39
1

Students must provide documentation of influenza, pertussis (TDap), and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance, as required by SB792 prior to being permitted to enroll in this class. Instructions on submitting documentation are available at Child Development Center.

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