Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion (Certificate T0458)

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Certificate T0458

The Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion certificate supports teachers and paraprofessionals working with children with special needs and/or Early Intervention Programs.  It acts as a pathway to career opportunities in education, California child development permits, Early Intervention Assistant Personnel Competencies for California’s Early Start Program, A.S and A.S-T degrees.   This certificate meets the State’s competencies for early childhood intervention/early childhood special education paraprofessionals and California Title 5 requirements for the Child Development Associate Teacher permit.  It also aligns with the child development permits –Teacher, and Master Teacher (when combined with 16 general education units)- issued by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 23
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
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 73Infant and Toddler Development 23
CHLD 80Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs3
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings3
CHLD 85Infants At Risk3
Choose one of the following course pairs:3
Early Childhood Education Practicum 1
Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1
OR
Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
Total Units30

Program Learning Outcomes

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 3
CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 3 3
CHLD 6 Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3 3
CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development 3 3
Certificate: Child Development L1 M0663 3  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units12
Spring Term 1
CHLD 66 Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 2 2
CHLD 66L Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 1 1
CHLD 73 Infant and Toddler Development 3 3
CHLD 79 Infant and Toddler Care and Education 3 3
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units9
Fall Term 2
CHLD 64 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children 3 3
CHLD 84 Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings 1 3
 Units6
Winter Term 2
CHLD 68 Introduction to Children With Special Needs 3 3
Certificate Child. Prog. Gen. L2 N0476 6  
w/completion of L1 CHLD 64/68/84 4  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units3
Spring Term 2
CHLD 80 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3 3
CHLD 85 Infants At Risk 3 3
Certificate: Child Dev.: Early Int./Inc. T0458 8  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units6
 Total Units36
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