Early Intervention Assistant

Certificate of Achievement In Child Development - Early Intervention Assistant 2017-2018

(Major #C.561R.CA)

As a result of completing this program, students will be prepared and qualified to work in after school programs for school-age children.
Current legislation mandates that infants and young children with disabilities and other special needs, be served in the“natural environment”, starting at birth. This certificate of achievement is designed to prepare students to work with infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and other special needs in early intervention settings and inclusive early care and education settings. A student who completes the certificate is qualified to work at the Early Intervention Assistant I level of the California Early Start Personnel Model.*

Major requirements (30 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3 ECE 220
CHDEV 11 The Young Child with Special Needs 3
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3 ECE 230
CHDEV 17A Infant and Toddler Practicum 3 ECE 210
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3 ECE 200
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 32 Early Intervention 3
CHDEV 39 Child Development 3
CHDEV 49 Guidance for Yound Children 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