Child Development Instructional Assistant – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1305.00

The Child Development Instructional Assistant curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment as assistants in instructional programs for young children. Opportunities are available for work with children in a variety of settings including: homes, schools, and public or private agencies concerned with the development and welfare of young children. The program focuses on child psychology, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, safety, anti-bias environment, and provides practical experience. CPR, First-Aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required. Completion of this curriculum with a C or better grade allows the student to apply for the California Child Development permit at the Associate Teacher level.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate through original written and/or oral presentations the ability to identify the theories and practices of the social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental areas of young children from birth to 8 years of age.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of and evaluate the important factors in planning an educational program serving young children from birth to age 8.
  3. Compare and contrast the skills necessary in working with programs serving children from birth to age 8.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Semester I
CHDV 010PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN3
PSYC 021DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD3
Semester II
CHDV 013APRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-A2
CHDV 013AFFIELD PRACTICE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - A2
CHDV 015CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY3
CHDV 020INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PLANNING3
Total Units16

Recommended electives

CHDV 016HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION 13
CHDV 017TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY3
CHDV 024ASPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - HEALTH AND SAFETY2
CHDV 024BSPECIAL TOPICS: CHILD DEVELOPMENT: CURRICULUM2
CHDV 024CSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - THE YOUNG CHILD2
CHDV 024DSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- WORKING WITH PARENTS2
CHDV 024ESPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- MULTICULTURAL ISSUES2
CHDV 024FSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT- DISCIPLINE2
CHDV 024GSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - ENVIRONMENT2
CHDV 118LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 030TEACHING AS A PROFESSION3
ENGL 059CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
KINT 027CEARLY CHILDHOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION2
MUSC 030MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3