Child Development - School Age Certificate of Achievement
The School-Age Certificate is designed to be the first step toward entry level employment specializing in the care of children from 6-12 years. It prepares students for working in before and after-school programs or child care facilities that serve older children.
This Certificate meets the course and unit requirements for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with a School-Age Emphasis and the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Applications can be obtained through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Office. More days of experience are needed to meet the 50 days of experience requirement for the CD Associate Teacher Permit. Child Development Work Experience, CD 098, may be taken to help meet the 50 day requirement.
|CD 060||Understanding School-Age Children||3|
|CD 061||Activities for School-Age Children||3|
|CD 105||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or CD 105H||Child Growth and Development - Honors|
|CD 113||Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children||3|
|CD 114||Introduction to Curriculum||3|
|CD 126||Child, Family, and the Community||3|
|CD 127||Guidance of Children||3|
|CD 138||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|Experience Observing and Interacting with Children Age 6-12 Years|
|CD 111||Observation and Assessment in Child Development||3|
|Recommended Course to Meet the 50 Day Requirement for the Associate Teacher Permit|
|CD 098||Child Development Work Experience||1-4|
Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
This is a Gainful Employment Program
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Observe and assess the development of school-age children to understand typical and atypical development and learning and to create appropriate environments and curriculum
- Create developmentally appropriate curriculum and written activity plans for school-age children using all developmental domains, multiple intelligences, and a variety of learning modalities
- Develop a school-age before and after school program philosophy based good practice, health and safety, state regulations, and the developmental needs of school age children