Child Development - Level II (Certificate N0656)

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Certificate N0656
The Child Development - Level II Certificate enhances the student’s knowledge beyond Level I, providing additional skills and knowledge working with young children. This certificate advances student towards units needed to become a fully qualified teacher.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Completion of the Child Development - Level I coursework12
Completion of the Child Development- Level II coursework6
Total Units18
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Child Development - Level I Coursework
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 13
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 13
Total Units12
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Child Development - Level II Coursework
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
Total Units6

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 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.

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 TermUnits
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
Advisory: Engl 1A, AMLA1A or ENGL 1AM 1
Spring Term
CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 64 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children 3
Certificate: Child Development L1 M0663 3
Certificate: Child Development, L2 N0656 6
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records
 Total Units18
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