Programs > Child Development Certificate of Achievement

Term Effective Spring 2004
Required Courses
Course Title Units
CDV 100 Principles in Preschool Programs 3.0
CDV 101 Practices & Curriculum in Preschool Programs (or CDV 125 Creative Activities - see below) 3.0
CDV 125 Creative Activities (or CDV 101 Practices & Curriculum in Preschool Programs - see above) - also 3 units 0.0
CDV 180 Child, Family & Community 3.0
CDV 200 Psy. of Development: Infancy through Adolescence (or CDV 90 below) 3.0
CDV 90 Intro. to Growth & Development of Children (or CDV 200 above) - also 3 units 0.0
Plus 3 additional units selected from the following:
CDV 105 Multi-Cultural Perspectives (or CDV 106) 3.0
CDV 106 Children with Special Learning Needs (or CDV 105) 3.0
Plus 9 additional units selected from the following:
CDV 105 Multi-Cultural Perspectives (or CDV 106) 3.0
CDV 106 Children with Special Learning Needs (or CDV 105) - if not used above 3.0
CDV 117 Practicum in Community Setting 3.0
CDV 120 Infants & Toddlers 3.0
CDV 121 Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers 3.0
CDV 122 Inclusion of Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs 1.0
CDV 125 Creative Activities 3.0
CDV 126 Music & Movement 1.0
CDV 127 Early Literacy 1.0
CDV 128 Math & Science 1.0
CDV 130 Supervision & Administration of Preschool & Day Care Centers 3.0
CDV 135 Supervision of Adults in a Child Development Program 3.0
CDV 140 Working with the School Aged Child 3.0
CDV 151 Assessment of Preschool Children 1.0
CDV 152 Working with Parents 1.0
CDV 153 Behavior Support Strategies 1.0
CDV 161 Active Learning and Play 1.0
CDV 162 Curriculum Planning 1.0
CDV 163 Reflective Teaching 1.0
HLH 110 Child Health, Nutrition & Safety* 3.0
Plus 2-3 additional units selected from the following:
CDV 111 Observation & Participation - Lab I 2.0 - 4.0
CDV 196 Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0

Total Required Units 26.0 - 27.0

*These courses are required for Title 22 Department of Social Services licensing and are the minimum required to teach in non-state subsidized, private programs. In addition, 15 hours of training in pediatric first aid, CPR and children?s health is required by licensing agencies (HLH 110 fulfills this requirement). This training is also available through local community agencies.The following permits apply to students who may seek employment in Title 5 or federally funded programs such as Head Start, State Preschool or Migrant Preschool Programs. Students must meet all requirements and apply for the permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. ASSOCIATE TEACHER PERMITThis permit will authorize the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and to supervise a Child Development Assistant.Requirements for the permit:A. 12 units of core courses*Child Dev. 100 Principles in Preschool Programs 3Child Dev. 101 Practices & Curriculum in Preschool Programsor 125 or Creative Activites 3Child Dev. 180 Child Family, and Community 3Child Dev. 200 Psy. of Development: Infancy through Adolescenceor 90 or Intro. to Growth & Development of Children 3B. 50 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program working at least three hours per day within the last two years. (May include paid or volunteer experience or student teaching in lab classes such as:Child Dev. 111 Observ. & Participation-Lab IChild Dev. 112 Supervised Practicum-Lab IIChild Dev. 113 Classroom Exp.-Lab IIITEACHER PERMITThis permit level authorizes the holder to provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program and supervise a Child Development Associate Teacher, a Child Development Assistant, and an aide.Requirements for the permit:A. 24 units in child development courses including 12 units of core courses*. These units may be met by completing the Child Development Certificate of Achievement.B. 16 units of General Education including English, math or science, social science and humanitiesC.175 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program working at least three hours per day within the last four years. May include paid or volunteer experience or student teaching in lab classes such as:Child Dev. 111 Observ. & Participation-Lab IChild Dev. 112 Supervised Practicum-Lab IIChild Dev. 113 Classroom Exp.-Lab III MASTER TEACHER PERMITThis permit level authorizes the holder to provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program and supervise a Child Development Associate Teacher, a Child Development Assistant, an aide, and serve as Coordinator of Curriculum and staff development.Requirements for the permit:A. 24 units in Child Development courses including 12 units of core courses*.These units can be met by completing the Child Development Certificate of Achievement.B. 16 units of General Education including English, math or science, social Science and humanitiesC. 2-unit course in adult supervision (CDV 135-3 units)D. 6 specialization units in one of these areas (a, b, c or d):(must be units not counted in the 24 to meet teacher requirement) a. Special EducationChild Dev. 106 Children with Special Learning Needs 3 Sign Lang. 200 Elem. American Sign Language -Level I or 201 or Elem. American Sign Language-Level IIor 202 or Inter. American Sign Language-Level IIIor 203 or Inter. American Sign Language-Level IV 3b. Cross CulturalChild Dev. 105 Multi-Cultural Perspectives 3 Education 130 Intro to Bilingual/Bicultural Education 3c. CurriculumChild Dev. 125 Creative Activities 3Child Dev. 161 Active Learning and Play 1Child Dev. 162 Curriculum Planning 1Child Dev. 163 Reflective Teaching 1d. Infants & Toddlers Child Dev. 120 Infants and Toddlers 3Child Dev. 98 Special Topics 3E. 350 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program working at least three hours per day within the last four years, including 100 days of supervising adults.SITE SUPERVISOR PERMITThis level authorizes the holder to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site, provide care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development in a child care and development program.Requirements for the permit:A. 24 units in Child Development courses including 12 units of core courses*. These units maybe met by completing the Child Development Certificate of Achievement.B. 16 units of General Education including English, math or science, social science and humanitiesC. 2-unit course in adult supervision (CDV 135-3 units)D. 6 units of administration(must be units not counted in the 24 to meet teacher requirement) Child Dev. 131 Administration of Preschool Program: Financial Management 1 Child Dev. 132 Administration of Preschool Program: Leadership 1Child Dev. 133 Administration of Preschool Program: Advocacy 1E. 350 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program working at least three hours per day within the last four years, including 100 days of supervising adults.


 





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