Child Development - School-Age Child (Certificate N0862)

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Certificate N0862

Designing, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate child development programs, and working with school-age children in before- and after-school care settings. Techniques for discipline, guidance, conflict resolution, and relationships. Planning and conducting of interactive activities and games. This class meets the Title 22 licensing requirements for personnel in school-age programs. TB test required for observations.

Required Courses
Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 13
CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development 13
or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
or CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 51Early Literacy in Child Development3
CHLD 61Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children3
or CHLD 62 Music and Motor Development for Young Children
or CHLD 63 Math and Science for Young Children
or LIT 40 Children's Literature
CHLD 74Program Planning for the School Age Child 13
EDUC 10Introduction to Education3
Total Units27

Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches within the school-age care setting and understand the effects on the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and cultural development of the school-age child.
  • Be able to evaluate School Age Program regulations, standards, and policies.
  • Understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with school-age children and support their school assignments.
  • Analyze principles of human development theories as they specifically relate to the school-age child's growth and development.
  • Understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students will use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate schools age activities and curriculum.
  • 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 school-age child.
  • Be able to explore and evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to families, develop referral skills that help children and families access empowering community resources, and analyze effective advocacy skills that establish effectual public policies pertaining to children and families.
  • Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching. Various classroom strategies.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.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 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 3
CHLD 6 Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3
Completion of CHLD 11 will complete 1  
CHLD 10 OR CHLD 10H OR CHLD 11 3  
Spring Term 1
CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 51 Early Literacy in Child Development 3
CHLD 74 Program Planning for the School Age Child 3
Certificate: Child Development, L1 M0663 3  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
Fall Term 2
EDUC 10 Introduction to Education 3
Meet with Child Development Chair Meet with Child Development Chair  
Certificate: Ch Dev - School-Age Child, N0862 2  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
Engl 1A required for LIT 40 (elective) 0  
CHLD 61 OR CHLD 62 OR LIT 40 3  
 Total Units21
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