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

Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate meets the coursework requirements of the Teacher level Child Development Permit and prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers in infant and toddler classrooms.

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 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.

Core Courses

Infant and Toddler Courses

Supervised Field Experience Courses

General Education

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: 51

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


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