Child and Family Studies-Associate Teacher: Certificate of Achievement

The Associate Teacher Certificate is the second level certificate offered by the program. Completion of this certificate when combined with experience qualifies individuals working in a licensed early care and education program to be entry level teachers per the Title 22 regulations. In addition, this certificate contains the courses required for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Communicate with empathy to develop nurturing relationships with children parents and co-workers as well as support the parent-child relationship.
  2. Integrate concepts and components of developmentally appropriate practices into the daily curriculum to engage children at their level of understanding and ability.
  3. Observe and record children’s behavior to be able to integrate the information gathered into daily curriculum that advocates gender, equity and diversity and meets biosocial, cognitive and psychosocial needs.
  4. Know, pursue, and implement brain development research and theory in teaching
Certificate Requirements
Required Courses (13 units)
CFS-120Child Development3
CFS-122Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CFS-123Observation & Assessment4
CFS-140The Child, Family and Community3
Total Units13