Child Development - School-Age Care

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will develop an understanding of young children, and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning in order to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for all children; understand and value the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities; use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and involve families in their children’s learning and development; articulate and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of observation and assessment, develop competence in the use of observation, documentation and assessment techniques and tools to support teaching and learning in partnership with families and other professionals; plan and implement developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant experiences that promote and/or support development and learning for all young children; and identify as a member of the early childhood profession, understand and use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice.
This curriculum is designed for those students who plan careers in teaching in a pre-school setting. The program requires completion of the 27 units of Child Development curriculum plus 16 units of General Education courses, necessary for the Child Center Permit.
The certificate is outlined in acknowledgment of the California Child Development Permit, which is issued through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The permit enables an educator to move along a career ladder which supports a hierarchy of professional goals and competencies relative to employment and leadership. The required courses listed for this child development certificate meet the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for teachers of Child Development Centers, Extended Day Care Centers, and other publicly funded children’s centers; the requirements of the California Child Development Permits: Preschool and School-Age Matrixes, and Administrative Code, Title XXII for teachers and directors of state licensed infant/toddler, preschool, and school-aged programs; the recommendations of the California Community Colleges Curriculum Alignment Project.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
CHLDV 135 CHLDV 133 Observation and Assessment 3
  CHLDV 135 Child Growth and Development 3
  CHLDV 138 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
CHLDV 133 and verification of TB clearance. CHLDV 140 Principles and Practice of Teaching 3
CHLDV 140 and verification of TB clearance; Corequisite: CHLDV 180, 181 or 182 CHLDV 141 Student Teaching Seminar 2
CHLDV 135 CHLDV 142 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHLDV 140 CHLDV 150 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHLDV 135 CHLDV 156 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
  CHLDV 176 Mentor Teacher Practices 3
Corequisite: CHLDV 141
CHLDV 180 or
CHLDV 181 or
CHLDV 182
Student Teaching Field Practice - Infant/Toddler Focus
Student Teaching Field Practice - Preschool Focus
Student Teaching Field Practice - School Age Focus
1 or
1 or
1
  TOTAL UNITS OF REQUIRED COURSES 27
  Select a minimum of 16 units with at least one course from each of the following G.C.C. AA/AS G.E. areas:
    -9.a. Natural Science or 10.d.(2). Math course and  
    -9.b. Social Science and  
    -9.c. Humanities and  
    -9.d.(1). English Composition  
  TOTAL UNITS OF G.E. REQUIRED 16
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC Catalog 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.