Skill Certificate in Child Development - Assistant

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for employment in early childhood programs. It will also provide the education required to obtain a California Child Development Permit at an Assistant level.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the major theories and/or principles of child development.
  • Analyze the influence of family, community and culture on the developing child. 

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: assistant teacher or teacher's aide in licensed child care or early childhood program (i.e., infant/toddler, preschool, school age), licensed family child care home, foster care provider, in-home care provider, etc.

Program Requirements 

CHLD 039Child Development-DS 13
Select one of the following courses:
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS23
CHLD 134Understanding Child Abuse3
CHLD 147Infant/Toddler Child Care - DS43
CHLD 152School-Age Child Care-DS53

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer Family Studies Division Chair.