The Certificate of Achievement in Child Development: Associate Teacher prepares students to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments in early care and education programs and to supervise Assistant Teachers.
Students are introduced to early education philosophies and strategies that support their understanding and application of developmentally appropriate practices for working with young children and their families in a diverse society. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of growth and development, social emotional needs, positive guidance techniques, intentional design of curriculum, and healthy and safe environments. Hands-on practical experiences in the campus child development center provides opportunities for students to apply their learning with the support and supervision of child development faculty and staff.
The Certificate of Achievement in Child Development: Associate Teacher partially fulfills the State of California matrix requirements for the Associate Teacher permit. For more information on permit requirements and application, visit www.childdevelopment.org.
(A) Enrollment Data
Annual Sections (SECT) # and Annual Enrollment (ENROLL) Total
|2020 - 2021*||2020 - 2021*||2021 - 2022*||2021 - 2022*|
|Course Department Number||Course Title||SECT||ENROLL||SECT||ENROLL|
|CHIL 100||Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education||0||0||2||75|
|CHIL 101||Human Growth and Development||17||591||14||495|
|CHIL 120||Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Programs||+||+||+||+|
|CHIL 130||Introduction to Curriculum||+||+||+||+|
|CHIL 133||Curriculum: Language, Literacy, and Art CHIL 121 content has been included in course revision||1||47||0||0|
|CHIL 135||Curriculum: Science, Math, Music and Movement CHIL 111 content has been included in course revision||1||55||1||40|
|CHIL 141||The Child, Family and Community||3||124||3||117|
|CHIL 163||Experience in Guidance Techniques for Early Childhood Classrooms||+||+||+||+|
|CHIL 180||Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children||3||141||3||110|
|CHIL 270||Work Experience||3||51||3||73|
|CHIL 291A||Child Development Center Practicum||0||0||1||5|
|CHIL 291B||Child Development Center Practicum||0||0||0||0|
|CHIL 291C||Child Development Center Practicum||0||0||0||0|
|CHIL 291D||Child Development Center Practicum||0||0||0||0|
+New course to the College.
(B) Completer Projections
Based on enrollment data, the estimated completer projection of students to earn the award annually is 25 students.
Child Development offers programs for career and transfer students. Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degree are available to students interested in a range of child development opportunities and in meeting the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits and the California State Department of Social Services, Title 22, Community Care Licensing.
The Child Development program offers course work, training and supervised practicum experiences to meet state licensing requirements for working in centers, schools, child care homes and service related agencies. The skills and knowledge gained in beginning courses provide the framework and foundation for more specialized courses.
Students who complete the program will be able to:
● Interpret the processes of child growth and development.
● Examine practices that respect and support inclusion.
● Plan and demonstrate curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices.
● Model ethical practices with children, families, colleagues and communities as stated in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
Some careers in child development require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree. Examples of careers in child development include: child care workers, teacher assistants, preschool teachers, teachers, associate teachers, master teachers, directors, education administrators, and site-supervisory positions.
The program modification made to the Certificate of Achievement in Child Development: Associate Teacher does not change the total number of awards being offered in the region. Program modifications will not contribute to an overproduction to the supply in the labor market demand as it will continue to yield the same number of graduates or completers as in previous years.
This program modification updates the program course requirements that reflect industry needs in childcare.
The Certificate of Achievement in Child Development: Associate Teacher is well-established and has been serving the region and local community since its State Chancellor’s Office approval since January 1, 2000 under the original title Child Development Associate Teacher. The Regional Consortium has recognized this award among the College’s approved programs.
● Refer to the Regional Consortia Community College & Program Finder to find the degree is listed among the College’s 126 approved programs.
● This award received CCCCO approval on January1, 2000 under the program title Child Development Associate Teacher. Please see that the award approval letter was generated on January 1, 2000 by the State Chancellor’s Office in the approval history at CCCCO. [COCI Approval Letter, CTRL# 12091, 2000-01-01]
○ A program modification to include the program title change to Child Development: Associate Teacher among course requirements was approved by the CCCCO on December 21, 2020. Please see the attached COCI approval letter provided in the revision to the program title. [COCI Approval Letter, CTRL# 12091, 2020-12-21]
The March 2023 San Diego City College Child Development Department Advisory Board Meeting unanimously approved of the modification to this award to include a modification to the course requirements to reflect the current industry needs.
COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR:
(Y1 or S1)
|CHIL 101||Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education||3||Y1,S1|
|CHIL 101||Human Growth and Development||3||Y1,S1|
|CHIL 141||The Child, Family and Community||3||Y1,S2|
|CHIL 180||Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children||3||Y1,S2|
COMPLETE THREE (3) UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
(Y1 or S1)
|CHIL 130||Introduction to Curriculum||3||Y1,S1/S2|
|CHIL 133||Curriculum: Language, Literacy, and Art||3||Y1,S1/S2|
|CHIL 135||Curriculum: Science, Math, Music and Movement||3||Y1,S1/S2|
COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
(Y1 or S1)
|CHIL 163||Experience in Guidance Techniques for Early Childhood Classrooms||3||Y2,S1/S2|
|CHIL 270||Work Experience||1 - 4||Y1,S1/S2|
|CHIL 291A||Child Development Center Practicum||1||Y2,S1/S2|
|CHIL 291B||Child Development Center Practicum||1||Y2,S1/S2|
|CHIL 291C||Child Development Center Practicum||1||Y2,S1/S2|
|CHIL 291D||Child Development Center Practicum||1||Y2,S1/S2|
|Total Units 17|
John Edwards · 03/26/23
San Diego City College submitted the appropriate LMI from the COE. The COE recommends proceeding with caution developing a new program unless an entrepreneurship component exists and supports a program modification because 1) labor market data projections reflect an oversupply, but survey data indicates a supply gap exists for these occupations; 2) current entry-level earnings are below the living wage; and 3) there is strong demand for new childcare facilities and business entrepreneurs across the region.
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