Child Development

Certificate of Achievement In Child Development 2017-2018

(Major #C.5610.CA)

The Certificate of Achievement in Child Development is designed to prepare students to work with young children in a variety of early care and education settings. Upon completion of the Child Development Certificate of Achievement, the student possesses the coursework required to work as a teacher in both a private or public early care and education setting serving preschool-age children. Additionally, with appropriately documented work experience, the student is eligible to apply for the California Child Development Permit through the Commission of Teacher Credentialing at the Associate Teacher Level.

Major requirements (24 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 37A Early Childhood Practicum 3
CHDEV 39 Child Development 3


Prerequisite: Effective Fall 2016 for the following Child Development (CHDEV) courses: CHDEV 3, CHDEV 17A, CHDEV 20, CHDEV 32, CHDEV 37A, CHDEV 37B

*Students will need to provide: Verification of Immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles, and freedom from tuberculosis.

Faculty Advisors: Romero & Turpen

2017-2018 Certificate of Achievement in Child Development