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Child Development-Certificate


Certificate of achievement

This curriculum is designed to meet the minimum educational requirements of the California Department of Social Services (DSS) to secure employment in state licensed private preschools and childcare centers as Infant/Toddler, Preschool or School-Age Teachers or as Program Director. The curriculum will also meet requirements for acquiring Assistant and Associate Teacher level Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in order to secure employment in state and federally funded programs for children. All courses listed in Child Development electives regardless of the catalog year or year taken, may be used as Child Development electives for the Certificate of Achievement under any catalog year.

The State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has several Child Development Permits available to students completing Child Development courses. See www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html for details.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  • Student will explain and demonstrate the principles of developmentally appropriate practice while planning for and interacting with children in the early childhood classroom.

To acquire a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development it is necessary to complete the following courses:

Advising Sheet: Child Development COA 20-21

+DS indicates Department of Social Services Title 22 classification requirements for teacher training in licensed private preschools and childcare programs
** Observation hours only available in day-time