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Professional Certificate in Teaching in Early Child Care Settings

Professional Certificate in Teaching in Early Child Care Settings

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Required (22.5 units)
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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies: Child Growth and Development

Studies about early childhood education from a historical perspective and an examination of interrelationships among the child's environment and his/her physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Developmentally appropriate techniques for working with children birth through eight years of age.

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4.5 units

Role of Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education

Interrelationships of the home, school, community and their effects on the learning of young children. Emphasis is on cooperation and communication, problem solving and self-discipline. Skills necessary to succeed in an era of technology and change are discussed utilizing partnerships with teachers and parents.

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4.5 units

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Methods for integrating and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences in language, art, music, and science, with a focus on the emotional, social, creative, physical and cognitive needs of children from infancy though eight years of age. Emphasis on child-centered active-learning approaches.

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4.5 units

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

Examination of the theoretical principles, developmentally appropriate practices and teaching strategies that support physical, social, creative and intellectual development for young children. Historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity are discussed.

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4.5 units

Teaching in a Diverse Society

Development of social identities in diverse societies as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Classroom strategies that emphasize culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches are explored.

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4.5 units

Elective (3 units)
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Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers

Principles and procedures for the care of infant and toddlers in private and/or public child care programs. Topics include infant and toddler needs assessment, discipline, health-related services, appropriate food, indoor and outdoor activities and equipment, and general sanitation. Designed to fulfill the infant and toddler care requirement of Title 22, State of California.

Principios y procesos para el cuidado del infante y niños pequeños en centros de cuidado infantil privados y/o públicos. Los temas incluyen evaluación de necesidad del infantes y niños pequeños, disciplina, y servicios con relación a la salud, comida apropiada, actividades y equipo para adentro y afuera, e higiene general. Diseñado para cumplir con el requisito de cuidado de infante y niños pequeños de el Titulo 22, Estado de California.

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5 units

Parent (Family) Involvement in Early Childhood Education

Involving parents in children's education, including opportunities to serve as volunteers in educational settings. Sharing observations of behavior, and supporting and reinforcing school activities in the home. Overview of current legislation mandating parental involvement.

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3 units

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