Cerro Coso Community College

CHDV Site Supervisor

Child Development Site Supervisor Certificate

What can I do with this?

The Child Development Site Supervisor Certificate

  • Provides students with the minimal level of education to work with children in a group setting.
  • Includes required classes in the core areas (development; child, family, and community; curriculum).
  • Allows students to qualify for Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Site Supervisor* permits.

*Site Supervisor Permit: Teacher Certificate requirements plus experience of 350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days supervising adults plus 16 general education units in English/Language Arts, Math/Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities/Fine Arts.

What can I do with this?

You can use this to:

  • Enhance career opportunities as:
    • Child Care Center Associate Teacher
    • Child Care Center Teacher
    • Child Care Center Administrator
    • Preschool Teacher

All professionals working with children are required to have a clean criminal record, to demonstrate freedom from tuberculosis (TB), and to demonstrate the physical ability to perform all of the duties of a professional position working directly with children.

Early-childhood education "improves children's cognitive abilities, helps to create a foundation for lifelong learning, makes learning outcomes more equitable, reduces poverty and improves social mobility from generation to generation.

(OECD, 2012)

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What will I learn?

  • To examine teaching and care practices that provide a developmentally appropriate program to support children's growth, development, and learning.
  • To identify one's own values, experiences, and philosophies and how they guide and inform practices.
  • To integrate understandings of children's development and needs to maintain healthy, safe, supportive, and challenging learning environments that demonstrate culturally relevant, inclusive, age-appropriate, and anti-bias approaches respectful of children, families, and early learning professionals.
  • To design appropriate strategies and program policies in compliance with California state laws and regulations that guide the administration of respectful and responsive quality care and education programs.

Program Learning Outcome Assessments


Thank you so much for all your productive feedback, prompt grading, and for caring about all of your students and the children who will benefit from them. It has been a pleasure for me to be part of this class...

—Online Student


What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.

The requirements for this program are complex. You MUST meet with a Child Development faculty member AND a counselor.

Complete all of the following courses:

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course provides an historical context and theoretical perspectives of developmentally appropriate practices in early care and education. The course examines the role of the early childhood educator as well as the best practices for environmental design, curriculum, and teaching strategies. Topics include teacher-child relationships, professional ethics, career pathways, and professional standards. Students are required to observe children in a group setting.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course explores developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Teaching strategies and curriculum development based on theoretical frameworks, observation, and assessment will be explored. Emphasis is on the teacher’s role in supporting development and learning across the curriculum, including all developmental domains and content areas. Students are required to observe children in a group setting.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course is an examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development is highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. Students are required to observe children in a group setting. Approved for IGETC Area 4G, CSU GE Area D7, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This introductory course examines the major physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence. There is an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. Students observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages according to developmental theories. Approved for IGETC Area 4G, CSU GE Area D7 or E, Local GE Area 2.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course introduces the laws, regulations, standards, policies, and best practices related to health, safety, and nutrition in early childhood settings. Topics covered include nutrition, meal planning for various ages, and strategies to include educational experiences in children’s daily routines to teach positive health, safety, and nutrition habits. Students are required to observe children in a group setting. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course examines the impact of various societal influences on the development of children’s social identity, covering developmentally appropriate, inclusive, and anti-bias approaches. Self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes, and bias are emphasized. Students are required to observe children and/or environments where children are in a group setting. Approved for Local GE Area 6.

Advisory: CHDV C102, CHDV C104, CHDV C106, CHDV C125, ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation tools and strategies to document young children’s development and learning. This course emphasizes the use of findings to inform and plan learning environments and experiences. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored, along with strategies for collaboration with families and professionals. Students are required to observe children in a group setting.

Prerequisite: CHDV C100, CHDV C102, CHDV C104, CHDV C106, CHDV C121, CHDV C125, CHDV C200.

36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. In this course, students demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Reflective practice is emphasized as student teachers design, implement, and evaluate approaches, strategies, and techniques that promote development and learning. Students work in a supervised field experience and are required to perform at least 54 hours of practicum work under the direct supervision of a Master Teacher (or someone who would qualify as a Master Teacher) in an instructor-approved infant/toddler or preschool program. School-age program placement is restricted to before- and after-school programs or kindergarten. Participation in a placement setting requires proof of tuberculosis (TB) and immunization clearance.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course introduces the administration of early childhood programs. It covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, and development and implementation of policies and procedures. The course examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate an early care and education program. Students are required to observe licensed or license-exempt programs in their community.

Advisory: CHDV C251, ENGL C101, LIBR C100. Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of 9 units of Child Development course work including CHDV C251

54 hours lecture. This course presents effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings. The course includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a diverse and inclusive early care and education program. Students are required to observe licensed or license-exempt programs in their community.

Advisory: ENGL C101, LIBR C100

54 hours lecture. This course addresses the methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. There is an emphasis on the roles and development of early education professionals as mentors and leaders. Students are required to observe licensed and license-exempt programs in their community. This course satisfies the adult supervision requirement for the Master Teacher level of the Child Development Permit Matrix.

Permit

STATE OF CALIFORNIA CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing grants permits in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix. Applications are separate from Cerro Coso Community College and must be submitted to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Contact any Child Development faculty member or visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/ for more information regarding the Permit Matrix and Professional Growth Advisors. For all Permits, all course work must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Supervisor Permit: Site Supervisor Permit: Teacher Certificate requirements plus experience of 350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days supervising adults plus 16 general education units in English/Language Arts, Math/Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities/Fine Arts.

Program Pathways

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All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This certificate requires 33.0 units and will likely take 3 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

33.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $1,518 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,980* for books and supplies

Total cost $3,498 for 3 semesters

Non-residents

33.0 units

at $329 per unit

Equals $10,857 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,980* for books and supplies

Total cost $12,837 for 3 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.

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