The School-Age Certificate is designed to be the first step toward entry level employment specializing in the care of children from 6-12years. It prepares students for working in before and after-school programs or child care facilities that serve older children.
This Certificate meets the course and unit requirements for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit with a School-Age Emphasis and the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
EAR 19 Observation and Assessment - 35 students
EAR 20 Child Growth and Development - 35 students
EAR 24 Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education - 35 students
EAR 25 Teaching in a Diverse Society - 35 students
EAR 26 Health, Safety, Nutrition in Early Childhood Education - 35 students
EAR 28 Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education - 35 students
EAR 42 Child, Family and Community - 35 students
EAR 13 School Age Child Care Programs and Curriculum – new course; no enrollment data available
EAR 14 Recreational Leadership in School Age Child Care - new course; no enrollment data available
EAR 15 Practicum Field Experience – 20 students
The certificate program expects to have 15 – 20 students completing this certificate annually beginning in February 2023.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
Students will understand and be familiar with the main philosophical and sociological ideas and trends that have influenced education as well as be able to analyze their application and importance for teaching today
Student Learning Objectives:
1. Students will integrate needs, characteristics, and multiple influences on the development of children birth to age eight as they develop, implement, and evaluate early childhood program practices.
2. Students will intentionally use systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies in the design, implementation, and evaluation of environments, curricula, and activities that support learning through developmental play and positive learning outcomes.
3. Students will demonstrate positive interaction strategies that support all children's learning, identity, and self-confidence.
4. Students will develop strategies that promote respectful, reciprocal partnerships between program teachers, families, and their communities.
5. Students will evaluate and incorporate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge, and commitment to the early childhood profession.
Program Requirements: Units Required: 30
|Course Number||Course Name||Units|
|EAR 19||Observation and Assessment||3 units|
|EAR 20||Child Growth and Development||3 units|
|EAR 24||Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|EAR 25||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3 units|
|EAR 26||Health, Safety, Nutrition in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|EAR 28||Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|EAR 42||Child, Family and Community||3 units|
|EAR 15||Practicum Field Experience||3 units|
|EAR 13||School Age Child Care Programs and Curriculum||3 units|
|EAR 14||Recreational Leadership in School Age Child Care||3 units|
Program Requirements: Units Required: 30
|Course Number||Course Name||Units||Sequence|
|EAR 19||Observation and Assessment||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 20||Child Growth and Development||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 24||Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 25||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 26||Health, Safety, Nutrition in Early Childhood Education||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 28||Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 42||Child, Family and Community||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 15||Practicum Field Experience||3 units||Fall/Spring|
|EAR 13||School Age Child Care Programs and Curriculum||3 units||Fall|
|EAR 14||Recreational Leadership in School Age Child Care||3 units||Spring|
Diann Thursby · 11/02/21
Received regional recommendation at 11-01-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.
Diann Thursby · 10/28/21
Please note the LMI information was taken from 2021 Sector Analysis Report: High-Quality Jobs in the Inland Empire/Desert Region Prepared by the Inland Empire/Desert Region Center of Excellence.