Certificate of Achievement
The developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies related to the unique care and education needs of children ages 0-36 months will be studied and applied. Family collaboration and relationship-based practices will be emphasized. This certificate prepares students to be competent and effective teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers in a variety of home and center-based settings. It also meets the education requirements of the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Additional working experience with children is required to obtain the Permit. A minimum grade of "C" in each course is required to earn the certificate and/or qualify for the Child Development Permit.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $71,000.