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Child Development Core, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CDC

Control Number: 42120

Not Financial Aid Eligible

A certificate is earned by students who have developed skills necessary to work as associate teachers of preschool children in early childhood settings. Courses emphasize strong theoretical and practical skills needed to work with children 2-5 years. Courses fulfill Title 22 licensing requirements and Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the associate teacher level. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses. Development Permit at the Associate level.

Program Outcomes

  1. Meets Title 22 minimum licensing requirements and prepares the holder to be a childcare provider in an early care and education program. This certificate aligns with the Child Development Permit at the Associate level.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CDE A155Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CDE A180Child, Growth and Development3
CDE A190Family, School and Community Partnerships3
CDE A200ECE Program - The Curriculum3
Total Units12

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CDE A155 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 1 3
CDE A180 Child, Growth and Development 3
CDE A190 Family, School and Community Partnerships 3
Semester 2
CDE A200 ECE Program - The Curriculum 3
 Total Units12

Prerequisite(s): CDE A180 or HMDV A180 or concurrent enrollment