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Child Development Professional Certificates
 
   
 

 

  • Child
    Development
    Certificates:





  • Children's Program: Administration (T1313)    
  • Children's Program: General Level 1 (E1326)            
  • Children's Program: General Level 2 (L1328)   
  • Children's Program: General Level 3 (L1327)           
  • Children's Program: Teaching (T1312)              
  • Infant / Toddler Development (T1318)                         
  • School Age Child - Specialization (T1314)         
  • Download a Certificate Application Form                   
  • Click here to see if you have qualified for a Child Development Certificate or are close to earning one
Image of a Certificate. The Child Development department offers a variety of certificate programs (10) designed to develop or enhance vocational proficiency for which certificates are awarded upon completion.   The possession of a certificate is favorably recognized by business and industry and is frequently a requirement for professional advancement.  
Students who are in the last semester of a certificate program are advised to:
  • Submit an Application for Certificate form in the Admissions Office
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course to be applied to
        the certificate
  • At least 1/2 (half) of the credits earned toward the certificate must be completed
        here at Mt. SAC
If there are any questions about any of the certificates, please seek out the Child Development Co-Chairpersons: Kathy Watanabe (X4902) or Karen Curran (X4632).
The tabs above give you links to the various certificates which the department offers.  Click on any of the tabbed links to see details about the certificates.

Children's Program Certificate: Administration (T1313)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program: Administration (T1313) Certificate will:


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Children's Program Certificate: General - Level 1 (E1326)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program: Level 1 (E1326) Certificate will:
  1. understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning.
  2. be able to evaluate Early Care and Education Program regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California.
  3. be grounded in Child Development knowledge(theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
  4. understand that child observation, documentation and other forms of assessment are central to the practices of all early childhood professionals. Students use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence the development of every child.
  5. understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful challenging curricula and environments that promotes comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for every child.
  6. understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities.  They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  7. be able to identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practices. They are life-long , collaborative learners who continue to broaden their knowledge and skills, remain informed about child development issues, and are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  8. be able to apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-confidence.


Children's Program Certificate: General - Level 2 (L1328)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program: Level 2 (L1328) Certificate will:
  1. understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning
  2. be able to evaluate Early Care and Education Program regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California.
  3. be grounded in Child Development knowledge(theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
  4. understand that child observation, documentation and other forms of assessment are central to the practices of all early childhood professionals. Students use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence the development of every child.
  5. understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful challenging curricula and environments that promotes comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for every child.
  6. understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  7. be able to identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practices. They are life-long , collaborative learners who continue to broaden their knowledge and skills, remain informed about child development issues, and are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  8. be able to apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-confidence.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Children's Program Certificate: General - Level 3 (L1327)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program: Level 3 (L1327) Certificate will:
  1. understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning
  2. be able to evaluate Early Care and Education Program regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California.
  3. be grounded in Child Development knowledge(theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child.
  4. understand that child observation, documentation and other forms of assessment are central to the practices of all early childhood professionals. Students use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence the development of every child.
  5. understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful challenging curricula and environments that promotes comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for every child.
  6. understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  7. be able to identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession. They know ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practices. They are life-long , collaborative learners who continue to broaden their knowledge and skills, remain informed about child development issues, and are informed advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  8. be able to apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-confidence.


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Children's Program - Teaching (T1312)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program: Teaching (T1312) Certificate will:


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Infant / Toddler Development Certificate (T1318)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Infant / Toddler Development (T1318) Certificate will:


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

School Age Child - Specialization Certificate (T1314)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the School Age Child - Specialization (T1314) Certificate will:


Gainful Employment Disclosure:  Click here to review the Gainful Employment Disclosure for this certificate.

Mt. SAC Certificate Application Form


Do you Qualify for a Child Development Certificate?


 
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