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Child Development Career Path Programs
 
   
 

 

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  • Child
    Development
    Career Path
    Program:

    (Degree &
    Certificates)




  • Degree:    Child Development (S1315)                                                                                                                   
  • Children's Program: Administration (T1313)    
  • Children's Program: Genral Level 1 (E1326)              
  • Children's Program: General Level 2 (L1328)   
  • Children's Program: General Level 3 (L1327)           
  • Children's Program: Teaching (T1312)              
  • Children's Program: Small Business Mgmt (T1311)
  • Family Child Care (L1316)                                     
  • Infant / Toddler Development (T1318)                         
  • School Age Child - Specialization (T1314)         
  • Download a Certificate Application Form                   
  • Click here to see if you qualify for a Child Development Certificate or are close to earning one           
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The Mt. SAC Child Development Program offers a wide range of classes that provide the necessary professional training for those wishing to enter the field of early childhood education.  The certificate programs in the Mt. SAC Child Development Program are each a carefully chosen set of core and complementary courses that provide a sound basis for the development of the professional skills employers in this field value and seek most.  Students can also receive an A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Development or complete the core curriculum required to transfer to a university Bachelor's Degree Program.  The Child Development department offers an A.S. Degree in Child Development and 11 certificates within this field.
The tabs above give you links to the A.S. Degree and various certificates which the department offers.  Click on any of the tabbed links to see details about the requirements.

Child Development A.S. Degree (S1315)


Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Child Development Degree (S1315) 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: Administration (T1313)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


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


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.


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.


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - Teaching (T1312)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


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


Children's Program - Small Business Management (T1311)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Children's Program Certificate: Small Business Management - T1311 will:
  1. e able to evaluate regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California Health & Safety Codes.


Family Child Care Certificate (L1316)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing the Family Child Care (L1316) Certificate will:


Infant / Toddler Development Certificate (T1318)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


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


School Age Child - Specialization Certificate (T1314)


Certificate Level Student Learning Outcomes:


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


Mt. SAC Certificate Application Form


Do you Qualify for a Child Development Certificate?


 
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