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Professional Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Administration in Early Child Care Settings

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Required (21 units)
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Supervising Adults Within Early Childhood Educational Settings

Examination of the methods and principles for supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, parents and volunteers in early childhood/child development environments. Review of the supervisory process in mentor/student relationships and overview of differential needs of children, parents and other staff.

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3 units

Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part A

An in-depth study of the role of the site administrator in private and public care programs. Topics include: state licensing requirements, leadership styles, staff job descriptions and functions, the cost of providing services, preparation of budgets, recruitment and development of staff, safety factors, insurance equipment and supplies. Ways to market the program, and short-range and long-range fundraising activities are covered. Learning about principles necessary for launching an educationally and financially sound program.

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4.5 units

Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Centers, Part B

The role of the site administrator in preschool daycare programs as licensed by the state of California. Examination of zoning, government and licensing requirements; working with a board of directors; and conducting meetings for staff/parents. Setting reasonable fees and budgets; establishing public relations--parent handbooks, brochures and forms.

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4.5 units

Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior

A holistic approach to understanding behavior of children from infancy through age eight involving the recording of observations of physical, emotional, social and cognitive behaviors. Examinations of adult-child and child-child relationships and their influence on shaping behavior.

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4.5 units

Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood

Training in pediatric first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and preventative health practices. Topics include: control of infectious diseases, including immunizations; training in childhood injury prevention; sanitary food handling; nutrition; emergency preparedness and evacuation.

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4.5 units

Elective (3 units)
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Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Studies

Supervised field experience at the UCR Child Development Center or in another local center-based early childhood setting that implements a program under the requirements of the Child Development Division of the California State Department of Education or is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC). Focus is on curriculum planning, instructional methods, guided management of child behavior, professional ethics, assessment of program and children, and the partnership between staff and parents. The course is designed to meet Standards 29-33, the Field Work requirements for CCTC Child Development Permits for Childhood Education Programs. The course may be repeated for four quarters, yielding a total of 324 field work hours. The field work participation is offered at different developmental levels -- infancy, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, school age. Each level may be repeated twice for credit, but no more than four quarters may be counted for credit. There are nine hours of classroom participation each week, and 20 hours of lecture per quarter. Some placements at individuals' work sites may be considered by instructor.

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5 units

Advanced Child Growth and Development (Age 8 Through Adolescence)

An in-depth examination of current theories and perspectives in child development from age eight through adolescence. A review of these developmental periods from the perspective of their implications on adult outcomes. The contributions of these theories/perspectives to age appropriate programs and practical considerations of the educator and other professionals working with children, including legal, medical and social work. Una exploracion profunda de teorias y perspectivas actuales en el desarrollo del nino de edad de 8 anos a adolescencia. Un repaso de estos periodosde desarollo desde la perspectiva de sus implicaciones en resultados de adultos. La contribucion de estas teorias/perspectivas a programas apropriados a la edad y consideraciones practicas del educador y otros profesionales trabajando con ninos incluyendo legal, medico, y trabajo social.

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3 units

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