Child Development

Program Length:
1.8 Semesters
Department:
Child Development
Program Level:
Certificate of Achievement

Child Development Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children.

Core Requirements* Units

CDV 100
CDV 101
CDV 180
CDV 200

Principles in Preschool Programs
Practices and Curriculum in Preschool Programs
Child, Family, and Community
Psychology of Development: Infancy through Adolescence

3
3
3
3

Plus 3 additional units selected from the following:

CDV 202
CDV 106
CDV 109

Multi-Cultural Perspective
Children with Special Learning Needs
Child Health, Nutrition, and Safety

3
3
3

Plus 9 additional units selected from courses not used above or from the following:

CDV 120
CDV 121
CDV 125
CDV 126
CDV 130
CDV 134
CDV 135
CDV 140
CDV 161

Infants and Toddlers
Infant/Toddler Curriculum
Creative Activities
Music and Movement
Administration of Preschool/Child Care Centers
Advanced Administration of Preschool/Child Care Centers
Supervision of Adults in a Child Development Program
Working with School-Aged Children and Youth 
Active Learning and Play

3
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
1

Plus 3-4 additional units selected from the following:

CDV 107
CDV 108

Practicum in Child Development 
Observation and Assessment

4
3

Total Units 27-28

*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.  This training is also available through local community agencies.