2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Site Supervisor Certificate

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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.  It allows holders to supervise Master Teachers, Teachers, Associate Teachers and assistants as well as manage single site programs, provide instruction and serve as coordinators of curriculum and staff development. To be eligible for this level of the California Children’s Center Permit, work experience of 350 days of 3 hours per day within 4 years (100 hours of which must include supervision of adults) must be completed.

A minimum grade of “C” in each course is required to receive the certificate.

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 need of children ages 0-5 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 in supervising program staff, financial management, licensing requirements, 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 for teachers of young children.

Core Courses

Supervised Field Experience Course

Adult Supervision and Administration Courses (8 units)

  • 3 Units *

General Education (16 units)

A course in each of the following 4 areas must be included.
See Associate Degree, CSU or IGETC General Education lists found in class schedule or student handbook for acceptable courses.

  • English/Language Arts
  • Science or Math
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities/Fine Arts        16 Units

Total Units for the Certificate: 53

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


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