2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate meets the education requirements of the Teacher level Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).  Developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies related to the unique care and education needs of children ages 0-36 months will be studied and applied.  Family collaboration and relationship-based practices will be emphasized.  This certificate prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers in a variety of home and center-based settings.  Additional work with children is required to obtain CTC’s Teacher Permit.

A minimum grade of “C” in each course is required to earn the certificate and/or qualify for the Child Development Permit.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  • Identify environmental, cultural, familial, economic, political, and historical contexts that influence all children’s development.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge related to the unique needs and education of infants and toddlers age 0-36 months.
  • Apply developmental theory, knowledge of child development, DCLAP, and research based teaching strategies to develop curriculum for the unique educational needs of young children individually and in group care settings.
  • Demonstrate developmentally appropriate observation, assessment, and documentation skills that can be applied to interpretations of growth and development, planning, and identification of individual needs.
  • Demonstrate professional skills including ethical practice, reflective practice, written and verbal communication, collaboration, advocacy, and identification of personal qualifications in relationship to state and national requirements for teachers of young children.

Total Units for the Certificate: 51-54

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.


Required Breadth

Students must complete area 1, select one course from each of areas 2, 3, and 4, and select one additional course from area 2, 3, or 4.  16-19 Units

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation;see course description.

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