Child Development - Early Childhood Teacher (Certificate T0865)

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Certificate T0865

The Child Development - Early Childhood Teacher certificate prepares students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and dispositions needed for perspective job roles in a childcare and development program.  This certificate contains two laboratory and one-fieldwork experiences to learn and practice working with children. This certificate meet both Title 22 and Title V State licensing requirements as well as the ECE unit requirement for California Child Development Teacher Permit when paired with the completion of 16 specified GE Areas A, B, C, and D.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 23
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 23
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 12
CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs 23
CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings2
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings3
CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
Choose one of the following course pairs: 3
Early Childhood Education Practicum 1
Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1
Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
Required Electives
Choose two courses from the following:6
Early Literacy in Child Development
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Math and Science for Young Children
Total Units41

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.


Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.

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, and 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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.  This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 3
CHLD 6 Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3
CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development 3
Certificate: Child Development LI M0663 3
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records
Spring Term 1
CHLD 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 66 Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 2
CHLD 66L Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 1
Immunizations Req'd: CHLD 66 6
visit: visit:
If CHLD 66/66L is not taken Spring, must enroll in 6
CHLD 61 63 in Spr CHLD 62/66, 66L Fall 2023. 3
Fall Term 2
CHLD 64 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children 3
CHLD 68 Introduction to Children With Special Needs 3
CHLD 84 Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings 3
Certificate: Child Development LII - N0656 6
Certificate: Child Development LIII - N0655 5
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records
visit: visit:
Immunizations Req'd: CHLD 66, 67, 86, 87 7
CHLD 86, 87, 79 are corequisites 9
Spring Term 2
CHLD 69 Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar 2
CHLD 75 Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings 2
CHLD 91 Early Childhood Development Field Work 1
Certificate: T0865 5
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records
Immunizations Req'd: CHLD 91 1
 Total Units32
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