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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Site Supervisor Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate is designed for students who will be single-site supervisors under Title 5 regulations or directors for centers regulated by Title 22.  Students have opportunities to learn and apply developmentally appropriate and relationship based curriculum based on observations of children and various settings.  They will implement and evaluate various teaching strategies in supervised settings, and learn administration and leadership skills.  Students who earn this certificate and meet experience requirements as identified by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) are eligible to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development.  Additional work with children and adults is required to obtain the CTC Site Supervisor Permit.

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

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 a range of skills and knowledge related to the unique needs of children ages 0-8 years.
  • 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 the skills and knowledge used in supervising program staff, financial management, licensing regulations and program management in settings for young children.
  • 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 of teachers of young children.


Course ID Title Units
CDE 101  * Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CDE 15  * Child, Family, and Community 3
CDE 7  * Child Growth and Development 3
CDE 110  * Introduction to Curriculum 3
CDE 111  * Child Guidance and Communication 3
CDE 112  * Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
CDE 117  * Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CDE 120  * Observation and Assessment 3
CDE 121  * Practicum-The Student Teaching Experience 5
CDE 127  * Adult Supervision and Mentoring 3
CDE 128  * Administration I - Programs in Early Childhood Education 3
CDE 129  * Administration II-Personnel & Leadership Early Childhood Ed 3



General Education (16-19 units):
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.  
Area 1    
ENG 1A  * or Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of Composition I 4
Area 2    
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 14  * or Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 5
PSYC 44  * or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
MATH 103  * or Mathematical Ideas 3
GEOL 1  or Introduction to Physical Geology 4
PHYS 30  or Physics and Chemistry for Elementary Educators 4
HORT 20   Introduction to Horticultural Science 4
Area 3    
ANTH 2  or Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H  or Honors Cultural Anthropology 3
GEOG 2  or Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 2H  or Honors Cultural Geography 3
SOC 30  or Social Psychology 3
PS 1  or American Government 3
PS 1H   Honors American Government 3
Area 4   3
ENG 142  * or Children’s Literature  
ARTH 20  or Art Appreciation 3
MUS 1  or The Basics of Music 3
MUS 20  or Music Appreciation 3
HORT 115  or History of Landscape Design 3
ID 110   Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
*Course has a prerequisite, co-requisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in catalog.


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