Child Development: Early Intervention Assistant

Child Development: Early Intervention Assistant Certificate of Achievement 2020-2021

(MAJOR #C.561R.CA)

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
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
CHDEV 11 The Young Child with Special Needs 3
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3
CHDEV 17A Infant and Toddler Practicum 3
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 32 Early Intervention 3
CHDEV 39 Child Development 3
CHDEV 49 Guidance for Young Children 3

Additional Information

As a result of completing this program, students will be prepared and qualified to work in after school programs for school-age children.

*Recommended courses: American Sign Language 1 and 2

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 Advisor(s): Romero & Turpen


2020-2021 Child Development: Early Intervention Assistant Certificate of Achievement