This Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate is the first step to building a career working with children and families. Introductory coursework will provide students with knowledge about the comprehensive development of young children. Students will have the opportunity to observe preschool children, as well as learn about the important resources that are available to children and families.
This certificate is available for early childhood educators, parents, administrators and health care professionals. In order to earn the certificate, students must complete the Steps for Success Orientation provided by the Department of Child Development and Education Studies and is offered in the 10th week of every fall and spring semester. Students will be provided with times and locations and will complete this orientation during their semester attending CDEV108:
Observation and Assessment.
These courses and requirements will also qualify students to apply for the California Assistant Teacher Permit, which is used in federal and state early childhood programs as well as licensing regulations for private and faith based programs.
After completing this certificate, students should consider completing the general education requirements for the AA Degree in Child Development with an Emphasis in Preschool-Age Care and Development.
- Demonstrate skill and mastery of child development theories and proficiency in application in a simulated/real infant/toddler setting or scenario.
- Develop a portfolio of developmentally appropriate activities, programming, and assess-ment strategies for infants and toddlers in the cognitive, psychosocial, and biosocial domains.
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
|Child Development 107||Child Growth and Development (DS1)||3||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 108||Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development (DS3)||3||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 110||Child, Family, and Community (DS2)||3||Fall, Spring|