Child and Family Studies: Certificate of Achievement

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 (42 units)
CFS-120Child Development 13
CFS-121Health, Safety & Nutrition3
CFS-122Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CFS-123Observation & Assessment 14
CFS-130The Creative Process in Young Children3
CFS-135The Cognitive Development of Young Children 13
CFS-140The Child, Family and Community 13
CFS-145Language Development & Early Literacy 13
CFS-150Infant and Toddler Development3
CFS-165Curriculum and Environments in Early Childhood Programs3
CFS-184Teaching Children in a Diverse Society3
CFS-196Music and Movement in Early Childhood 13
CFS-223Student Teaching - Practicum5
Required Electives (6 units)
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Using Simple Signs With Children in the Early Care and Education Setting
Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers
Sensitive Issues in Early Childhood
Working With Families
Studying the Reggio Emilia Approach
Meeting the Developmental Needs of the School-Aged Child
The Anthropology of Childhood
Children with Special Needs
Early Intervention Strategies
Fieldwork in Early Intervention
Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education
Admin & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs 1
Supervision & Admininistration of Early Childhood Programs II
Teaching as a Profession
Introduction to LGBT Studies in the Family, Education and Community
LGBT Communities, Family & Education in the 21st Century
Transgender Identities and Issues
AIDS in the LGBT Community and Beyond
LGBT Internship
Total Units48

Meets General Education requirement. CFS-140 also satisfies the Multicultural/Gender Studies requirement.