Child Development
Degrees and Certificates

Degrees
& Requirements
Child Development Centers Certificates
& Requirements
 

Child Development Programs of Study

The Child Development Instructional Program is designed to train students to work in a variety of early childhood settings.  The two-year program includes an AS degree in Child Development and Family Relations, which serves students desiring an early childhood background, supervised student teaching experience/practicum and fulfillment of academic requirements for a Child Development Teacher Permit. The BC Child Development Center serves as a practicum laboratory and offers a learning rich environment for those in the program to both observe children and to gain hands-on experience working with children.  The courses offered fulfill the academic requirements for the Child Development Teacher credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The majority of students enrolled in the Child Development classes are interested in employment or have already been employed in child development positions.

An unofficial college class transcript is required at the time a certificate application is submitted.

 

 

Degrees & Requirements

Articulation with California State University Bakersfield
lower division, 12 semester units

Course Number

Course Name

Unit Value
CHDV B20 Introduction to Child Development (includes observation of children, career and educational planning) 3
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3
CHDV B42 Child, Family and Community 3
CHDV B49 Child, Health, Safety and Nutrition (includes CPR) 3

 

Associate of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Relations:

 

Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B20    Introduction to Child Growth and Development 3
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum  3
CHDV B42    Child, Family and Community   3
CHDV B49  Child Health, Safety and Nutrition  3
CHDV 22 Observation & Assessment -  Birth through Adolescence 3
CHDV B21 Child Growth and Development  3
CHDV B40  Creative Art, Movement & Music Activities for Young Children 3
CHDV B32 Anti-Bias/Multicultural Approach to the Education 
of Young Children
2
CHDV B41A    Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education  2
CHDV B41AL    Supervised Field Experience in Early                    
Childhood Education
2

 


Certificates & Requirements

Certificates of Completion:

CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT TEACHER (6 Units):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B20 Introduction to Child Growth and Development 3
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3
Download: Application for Certificate of Completion as Child Development Assistant Teacher (MS Word Document)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TEACHER (12 Units):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B20 Introduction to Child Growth and Development 3.0
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3.0
CHDV B42 Child, Family and Community 3.0
CHDV B49 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3.0
Download: Application for Certificate of Completion as Child Development Associate Teacher (MS Word Document)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT MASTER TEACHER - INFANT TODDLER (Completion of Child Dev. Associate Teacher Certificate plus the 9 units below):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B21 Child Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescents 3.0
CHDV B44 Infant/Toddler Care and Development 2.0
CHDV B44L Supervised Field Experience for Infant/Toddler Care and Development 2.0
CHDV B53A Early Childhood Education: Adult Supervision 2.0
CHILD DEVELOPMENT MASTER TEACHER - SCHOOL AGE (Completion of Child Dev. Associate Teacher Certificate plus the 8 units below):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B13B Child Growth and Development: The School Age Child and Adolescent 3.0
CHDV B53A Early Childhood Education: Adult Supervision 2.0
Topics in Extended Day Care for School Age Children (choose 3 units from the following)
CHDV B68 Ages and Stages of Development of the School Age Child 3.0
CHILD DEVELOPMENT MASTER TEACHER - PRESCHOOL PROGRAMMING (Completion of Child Dev. Associate Teacher Certificate plus the 8 units below):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B41B Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 2.0
CHDV 41BL Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Education 2.0
CHDV B43 Techniques of Parent Education 2.0
CHDV B53A Early Childhood Education: Adult Supervision 2.0
CHILD DEVELOPMENT MASTER TEACHER - SPECIAL EDUCATION (Completion of Child Dev. Associate Teacher Certificate plus the 8 units below):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B33 Survey of Special Education 3.0
CHDV B52 Care of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 3.0
CHDV B53A Early Childhood Education: Adult Supervision 2.0
CHILD DEVELOPMENT TEACHER (24 Units):
Course Number Course Name Unit Value
CHDV B20 Introduction to Child Growth and Development 3.0
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3.0
CHDV B42 Child, Family and Community 3.0
CHDV B49 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3.0
CHDV B21 Child Growth and Development: Birth Through Adolescence 3.0
CHDV B40 Creative Art, Movement & Music Activities for Young Children 3.0
CHDV B32 Anti-Bias/Multicultural Approach to Education of Young Children 2.0
CHDV B41A Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 2.0
CHDV B41AL Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Education 2.0

 

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