Skill Certificate in Child Development - Associate Teacher

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire basic skills and knowledge necessary for employment in early childhood programs. This certificate meets the core class requirements for the state of California child development associate teacher permit. 

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the major theories and/or principles of child development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the child development learning domains.
  • Explain the requirements for CA Title 22 Licensing Regulations regarding health, safety, nutrition and the mandated reporting law.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a variety of settings. The educational component of the California associate teacher permit will be met, and when obtained will allow them to supervise an aide or assistant permit holder. 

 Program Requirements

CHLD 039Child Development-DS 13
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS23
CHLD 140Principles of Early Childhood Education - DS33
CHLD 148Child Health, Safety, Nutrition - DS73

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.