2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Teacher certificate, the student demonstrates the knowledge, training, and skills of a teacher in a private child care center or a publicly funded child care center in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Skills demonstrated and practiced by a student include developmentally appropriate lesson planning and implementation for preschool children in subject areas including science, mathematics, creative and language arts; utilization of positive guidance techniques and child assessments; planning safe and developmentally appropriate environments for children; and applying child development theory to all facets of practice with young children.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and design a developmentally appropriate room and yard environments.
  2. Plan and implement developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum for young children.
  3. Apply positive guidance techniques in guiding children’s behavior.
  4. Apply child development theory and principles in working with young children.

Restricted Electives

Area C

Complete 16 units not already used selected from the Associate Degree General Education pattern in the following areas:

  • Area 1 - Language and Rationality, Area 2 - Natural Sciences, Area 3 - Humanities, and Area 5 - Social and Behavioral Science Units:16

Minimum Units Required: 51

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.