Children’s Program: Administration

Business Division
Certificate T0403

The Children’s Program Certificate: Administration Specialization is designed for the student who desires general knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills in administering programs for young children. This certificate meets or exceeds Title 22 education requirements for Center Director. Direct experience with children is highly recommended to complete preparation to be an effective administrator.

Required 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 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development 3
or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 64Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children 3
CHLD 68Children With Special Needs 3
CHLD 71AAdministration of Child Development Programs 3
CHLD 71BManagement/Marketing/Personnel for ECD Programs 3
CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings 2
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings 1
Choose three courses from the following: 29
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Creative Sciencing and Math for Young Children
Infant and Toddler Development 1
Choose four units from the following:4
Small Business Management
Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships
Infant and Toddler Development 1
Current Issues in Child Development
Total Units43
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.

2

Note: Your unit selection should not include any course you have previously taken.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • 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 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.
  • Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies are employed.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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