Early Childhood Intervention: Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Intervention Certificate Program provides education and training to students wishing to gain more knowledge and/or skills about children with disabilities and other special needs, birth to age 6. Students completing the program will gain knowledge about special education from a culturally sensitive and family focused perspective. 

Career Opportunities

Teaching and aide positions serving children with special needs

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.
  5. Articulate relative laws regarding young children with special needs.
Certificate Requirements 
Required Courses (27 units)
CFS-120Child Development3
CFS-122Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CFS-123Observation & Assessment4
CFS-140The Child, Family and Community3
CFS-150Infant/Toddler Development & Education3
CFS-190Children with Special Needs3
CFS-200Early Intervention Strategies3
CFS-225Fieldwork in Early Intervention5
Total Units27