Children’s Program: General - Level III

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Certificate L0409

The Children’s Program Certificate: General Level III increases skills in planning for children by focusing on different areas of curriculum. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specific G.E. Units in Areas A, B, C and D, this certificate meets the Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Completion of the Children's Program Certificate: General - Level I coursework12
PLUS
Completion of the Children's Program Certificate: General - Level II coursework7
PLUS
Completion of the Children's Program Certificate: General - Level III coursework9
Total Units28
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Children's Program Certificate: General - Level I Coursework
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
Total Units12
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Children's Program Certificate: General - Level II Coursework
CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
Total Units7
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Children's Program Certificate: General - Level III Courses
Choose three from the following:9
Teaching in a Diverse Society
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
Total Units9

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. They are life-long, collaborative learners who continue to broaden their knowledge and skills, remain informed about child development issues, and are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • 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.
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