Child Development Administration (Certificate T0654)

Business Division
Certificate T0654

The Child Development Administration certificate is designed for the student who desires general knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills in administering programs for young children. This certificate meets or exceeds Title 22 education requirements for Center Director. Direct experience with children is highly recommended to complete preparation to be an effective administrator.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development3
or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
CHLD 71AAdministration of Child Development Programs3
CHLD 71BPersonnel and Leadership in Child Development Programs3
CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings2
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
Choose three courses from the following:9
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Math and Science for Young Children
Infant and Toddler Development 1
Choose four units from the following:4
Small Business Management
Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships
Infant and Toddler Development 1
Current Issues in Child Development
Total Units43

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • 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 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.
  • Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching. Various classroom strategies are employed.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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