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Early Childhood Education

Overview

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSISTANT/1

To earn a certificate, students must complete two core classes: Early Childhood Education Assistant/1 and Early Childhood Education Assistant/2.  Daytime field work is required for each of these two classes.  Classes may be taken in any order.  The two classes meet the qualifications for pre-school teachers and/or directors set by the State Department of Social Services, the licensing agency for child care centers. 

This course is one of two courses designed to provide training for the Child Care professional seeking employment in pre-schools, child care centers, and child development programs.  The State of California requires classroom instruction in both Child Growth and Development and Child Care and Guidance I to earn credit for the course.  This course also includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.  PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English.  T.B. test required for field training.  COST: $0

72-10-90        M,W    5:15 PM-9:00 PM &   (Spring Reg. Only)    

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD  EDUCATION ASSISTANT/2

This course is designed to provide training for the Child Care professional seeking employment in pre-schools, child care centers, and child development programs.  This course provides the classroom instruction and training required by the State of California for Child Care and Guidance II and Home, School and Community.  Instruction includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.  PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English.  T.B. test required for field training.  COST: $0

72-20-50        M,W    5:15 PM-9:00 PM &   8/15/22-1/18/23

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: INFANT/TODDLER STUDIES

This course contains major principles of infant/toddler caregiving and provides a framework for, and reinforces skills and concepts on, appropriate curriculum, guidance techniques, and parent involvement for infant care programs.  This course includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.  PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English.  T.B. test required for field training.  COST: $100 + Textbook and supplies

72-10-80        T          5:45 PM-9:00 PM       8/16/22-1/18/23

NOTES:

  • Separate costs for books, exams, supplies, preparation, certifications and/or licenses provided by outside vendors may be incured.
  • Once a Certificate of Completion is earned in a course, that course cannot be repeated.