1 Early Childhood Education Certificate and Degree Program Requirements for
2 321 Golf Club Rd. Pleasant Hill, CA (925) Early Childhood Education Department Directory ECE Professional Development Office Sue Handy: Advisor/PDP Coordinator......Ext Direct line: Office: FL 202 Tania Ballesteros: PDP Assistant.Ext Direct line: Office: FL 201 ECE Faculty: Deya Hill.....Ext Office: FO 146 Janet Mason......Ext Office: FO 248 Paul Pitner..Ext Office: FO 147 Joan Symonds Ext Children s Center Director Office: FL 203 (or Center Office) DVC Student Resources DVC Children s Center/ECE Lab.....Ext (Student teaching Lab and child care services for DVC students) Child Development Training Consortium Ext (Tuition reimbursement for students employed in child care programs) California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher Program.. Ext (Mentoring/coaching opportunities for experienced teachers) DVC Assessment Center..... Ext (English/Math Class Placement Testing) DVC Welcome Center/Enrollment Lab... Ext (Assistance with admissions, registration and referral to all DVC services) Counseling Department Ext (Assistance with GE/Transfer Planning and other academic issues) Financial Aid..... (925) (Applications for BOG fee waivers, grants and other aid)
3 Early Childhood Education What is the Early Childhood Education Program? The early childhood education program prepares students for various careers working directly with young children, families and other adults in the early childhood profession. We offer a variety of certificate programs for teachers and supervisors in early care and education centers, family child care homes and foster care programs and an Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. As a member of the Statewide Curriculum Alignment Project or CAP, our core 8 required courses have gone through rigorous review and their content has been approved for articulation with other CAP approved community colleges throughout the state, ensuring ease of transfer for our students. Diablo Valley College s early childhood education certificates are also in alignment with the California State Department of Education s Child Development Permit Matrix, a requirement of employment in state or federally funded programs. We offer certificates that meet the educational requirements for the following levels of the permit matrix: Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher and Site Supervisor. In addition, the department offers coursework to meet California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (Title 22) requirements to be a fully qualified teacher and director in privately funded early care and education programs. Early Childhood Education students gain interpersonal relationship skills with children, families and colleagues while completing an in-depth study of child development theory, principles and practices that are based on current research. Through supervised teaching experiences, students develop the skills needed to set up a developmentally appropriate learning environment. Students learn to observe children s behaviors, develop activities based on each individual child s needs and interests and plan for a responsive and challenging curriculum. What can I do with my ECE Certificate/Degree? Some of the positions held by early childhood professionals are: -Preschool classroom aide, teacher, site supervisor, center director -family child care provider, before and after school caregiver -curriculum director/early education services coordinator -parent educator/resource and referral professional -mentor teacher-director/professional growth advisor -social service worker/foster care provider -camp counselor or recreation program leader -mental health or special education paraprofessional -child and family advocate, public policy assistant What classes are required and when are they offered? Classes are offered during the day, evening and weekends during the Fall (August-December) and Spring (January-May) semesters and a short Summer (June-July) session at the Pleasant Hill campus and the San Ramon Campus. Consult the DVC Schedule for current offerings. Please see the DVC Catalog for current Certificate/ Degree requirements.
4 First Steps towards College Success! 1. Start planning at least three months before the semester starts! (Semesters start in January & August plus a summer session) 2. Get a DVC Catalog: or at the DVC Bookstore Consider your goals; check out requirements 3. Apply for Admission to DVC: click on Apply to DVC Go to the DVC Welcome Center or Admissions for assistance Get your Web Advisor password and registration appointment. 4. New or Returning to College after a long absence? Complete an online Orientation to College: Complete English/Math Assessment: make appointments online at or in the Assessment Center in the SSC Enroll in Couns 095 or meet with a Counselor to get registration priority! Consult with the ECE PDP Office about your ECE pathway. 5. Register for Classes promptly, either online, by telephone, in Admissions or with help from the Welcome Center staff ( or ext ). 6. Apply for a BOG fee waiver at the Financial Aid office or a Child Development Training Consortium tuition stipend (if employed) through the PDP office. 7. If employed in a licensed/license exempt ECE program, apply for academic support from the First 5 Professional Development Program each semester. 8. Apply for all certificates and/or degrees that you have earned during the semester that you are enrolled in your last required course. 9. Apply for the various levels of the Child Development Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing after you have completed all of the educational and experience requirements. For assistance or forms at any step along the way, please contact the ECE Advisor/ Professional Development Program Coordinator at ext or
5 Early Childhood Education Professional Development Program Services available for all current and prospective students Educational Planning Information Child Development Permit Assistance Services available to students employed in Contra Costa County licensed programs for children 0-5yrs at least 15 hours weekly Advising Textbook Loans ECE/ESL/GE Study Groups Lost Wages Scholarships for ECE 250 The ECE Professional Development Program, with funding from First 5 Contra Costa and the Child Development Training Consortium, provides support for DVC students completing requirements for a Child Development Permit and/or an Associate Degree in ECE. Partial Tuition Reimbursement Stipends Professional Development Incentives For more information about eligibility criteria or to apply for services, visit the PDP Office at FL 201 or 202, or contact: Sue Handy, ECE Professional Development Program Coordinator 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill, Ca (925) or 2392 or This project is funded by First 5 Contra Costa Children and Families Commission
6 WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO TEACH PRESCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA? A comparison of Private Center Licensing Staff Requirements and State Child Development Permit Requirements to work in Publicly funded Programs Licensing Private Programs/Title 22 Permits Public programs/title 5 (Community Care Licensing) (Commission on Teacher Credentialing) Education + Experience Education + Experience Teacher 12 ECE units 50 days 24 ECE units 175 days Including ECE including ECE 124 & & 130 & Plus 6 units in a 3 unit course curriculum* in curriculum. selected from: Addtl. ECE units ECE 123, 125, 128, may be selected 129, 140, 144, from any ECE/Child 230*, 237**, 240 Development related 241, 249, 250 courses or the equivalent. Plus 16 General Ed units (Eng./Soc.Sci./ Humanities & Math or Science) Education + Experience Education + Experience Director 12 ECE units 15 units + BA or higher 1 year of (listed above) 4 years including: Site Super. Plus 3 units in or 24 ECE units Experience Administration AA degree + (w/core courses) (ECE 251 or 252) 2 years 6 Administration or units and 2 BA degree + Adult Supervision 1 year units (ECE 251, 252, All experience and 253) must be as a teacher under the supervision of a director. The State Child Development Permit Matrix describes additional entry points and levels of the Permit, including the Assistant, Associate Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor. Each has both broad and specific course requirements. The teacher level and the Program Director were chosen to illustrate the difference between the two systems using the positions identified in Licensing. We encourage all early educators to enter the Permit system wherever they are at and to continue to climb the permit career ladder. * To work with infants and toddlers, student must take ECE 230 or 231 as part of or in addition to their 6 curriculum units. ** ECE 237 may be used as a core curriculum course, when it is offered as a 3 unit course that focuses on some aspect of curriculum development
7 Diablo Valley College Early Childhood Education Certificates & Degree Program NEW Requirements starting in Please note: For new or returning students starting Fall of 2012 or later, DVC ECE Certificate and AS Degree requirements have been revised to reflect new statewide ECE Curriculum Alignment standards. The DVC ECE Department has worked hard to align all of our core classes to articulate with coursework completed at other aligned community colleges throughout the state, thereby supporting ease of transfer and completion of degrees and certificates. Check the DVC College Catalog for additional detailed information regarding course descriptions and Certificate and Degree completion. Associate Teacher Certificate (meets State Licensing Education Requirements to be a teacher in a private preschool/childcare program or to be an Associate Teacher in a Publicly Funded Child Development Program) ECE 123** Introduction to Curriculum in ECE** 3 units ECE 124 Child Development and Psychology 3 units ECE 125 Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education 3 units ECE 130 Child, Family and Community 3 units 12 units **Beginning Fall 2011, ECE 123- Introduction to Curriculum in ECE, replaced ECE 128- Advanced Curriculum Development, as a core requirement for the Associate Teacher Certificate. Continuous students who started ECE coursework prior to Fall 2011 will retain the option to use ECE 128 to fulfill the Associate Teacher Certificate requirements. Basic Certificate (surpasses State Licensing Minimum requirements & provides student teaching experience) ECE 123, 124, 125, 130 plus: ECE 126 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child ECE 128 Advanced Curriculum Development in ECE ECE 144 Diversity in Early Childhood Education Classrooms ECE 249 Observation and Assessment in the Classroom (Please note: ECE 249 s content has been revised and if completed after Spring 2012 will no longer meet supervised field experience requirements for the CA Child Development Permit) ECE 250 Practicum in Early Childhood Education (Supervised Field/Student Teaching Experience) Teacher Certificate (meets State Teacher Permit Educational Requirements to teach in a Public Title V Program) ECE 123, 124, 125, 126,128, 130, 144, 249, 250 plus: General Education coursework, chosen from the DVC AA list or the GE Coursework Guide: (Including at least one each from English, Humanities, Social Sciences & Math or Science) 12 units 3 units 3 units 3 units 4 units 4 units 29 units 29 units 16 units 45 units Master Teacher Certificate (meets State Master Teacher Permit Educational Requirements-Title V Programs) All requirements for the Teacher Certificate plus: ECE 253 Adult Supervision in ECE Classrooms Specialization units in an area of concentration: i.e. Creative Expression, Curriculum, Infant/Toddler Language/Literature, Science & Math, Sign Language, Special Needs (See catalog for details) 45 units 2 units 6 units 53 units Site Supervisor Certificate (State Site Supervisor Permit also requires an AA Degree or 60 total units Title V Programs) All of the requirements for the Teacher Certificate plus: ECE 251 Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs ECE 252 Staff Development and Supervision for Early Childhood Education Programs ECE 253 Adult Supervision in the ECE Classroom 45 units 3 units 3 units 2 units 53 units DVC Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education To earn an Associate Degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 units of degree applicable college coursework with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Please consult the DVC Catalog and the DVC Counseling Center for General Education course advising: Major Requirements: ECE 123,124, 125, 126, 128, 130, 144, 249, units General Education and Graduation Requirements: (Catalog Areas I-IV) 18 units Elective Units: (Most may also be used as Specialization units for Master Teacher) 13 units (Recommended: 129, , , 237, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244) Total 60 units
8 Early Childhood Education Professional Development Program California Child Development Permit Educational Requirements Course Progress and Experience Record Form Student s Name DVC ID# This form can be used to record and evaluate progress towards completion of the educational requirements for all levels of the California Child Development Permit. Completion of courses with a grade of C or better must be verified by official transcript before submitting a Permit Application to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Associate Teacher 12 units ECE including 3 units of Child Development, 3 units of Child, Family, Community, a 3 unit Curriculum course and 3 units in ECE programs/curriculum (125,126,128,129,140,144, 240 etc.) ECE Course# Equiv. Title/Description Units Semester Year College Name ECE 124 Child Growth & Development 3 ECE 130 Child, Family & Community 3 ECE 123 ECE Curriculum 3 ECE 125 Any ECE Program/Curriculum 3 Teacher Permit In addition to the 12 units needed for the Associate Teacher Permit, 12 more units of ECE courses and 16 units of General Education Units are required. ECE Course# Title/Description Units Semester Year College Name General Education Requirements 16 units from the DVC A.A/A.S. GE or CSU GE Breadth Required Courses Lists that include at least one 3 unit course in each of the following four subject areas. Previous non-dvc college GE coursework may also be used. GE Course # s Title/Description Units Semester Year College Name English/Lang. (includes English 116 and above, Communication Studies) Math/Science (Math 110 and above, any Natural Science, Health Science 124 or 170) Social Sciences (includes Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science) Humanities/Fine Arts (includes Humanities, Art, Drama, Foreign Language, Broadcast Arts, Music, Philosphy)
9 Course Progress Form Master Teacher Permit In addition to all the requirements for the Teacher Permit, 6 specialization units and 2 adult supervision units are required. Specialization examples include Infant/Toddler, Special Needs, Curriculum etc. Identified ECE Specialization Topic: Spec. Course# Title/Description Units Semester Year College Adult Super. # Title/Description Units Semester Year College ECE 253 Adult Supervision in ECE 2 OR: Alternative Qualifications: B.A. Degree with 12 units ECE + 3 units Supervised Field Exp. B.A. Degree Total Units Date Completed College Yes/No Field Exp.# Title/Description Units Semester Year College ECE 250 Practicum in ECE Site Supervisor Permit In addition to all the requirements for the Teacher Permit, an A.A. Degree or 60 total College units including 6 Administration units and 2 Adult Supervision Units. A.A. Degree Total Units Date Completed College Yes/No Admin. Course# Title/Description Units Semester Year College ECE 251 Administration in ECE 3 ECE 252 Staff Development 3 Adult Super.# Title/Description Units Semester Year College ECE 253 Adult Supervision in ECE 2-3 OR:Alternative Qualifications: Same as Master Teacher: Complete section above. Program Director Permit In addition to all the qualifications for Site Supervisor, a B.A. degree in any subject is required. B.A. Degree Date Completed College Yes/No OR: Alternative Qualifications: Master s Degree in ECE or Child/Human Development. M.A. Degree Date Completed College Yes/No Experience Requirement for All Permit Levels: (Alternative Qualifications require no experience) Associate Teacher Teacher Master Teacher Site Supervisor Prog. Director 50 3hr. days within 2 yrs hr. days within 4 yrs hr.days within 4 yrs hr.days+ 100 days sup. S.S. status+ 1 yr. Superv. Exper. Permit Level Qualification based on transcript/experience evaluation:
10 General Education Course Work Guidelines for Certificates and Permits- Effective May 2010 (The following guide to GE Coursework is reprinted from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Permit web page. Courses in the following subjects are acceptable to meet General Education requirements for the DVC Teacher Certificate and the California Child Development Teacher Permit. These courses do not necessarily meet DVC Associate Degree requirements. Please consult with the DVC Counseling Center for assistance to confirm your Associate Degree GE coursework plans.) Child Development General Education Coursework Guide (reprinted from the ctc.ca.gov website) Course work requirements: All course work must be completed with a grade of C or better ( pass, credit and satisfactory grades meet this requirement) All course work must be degree-applicable (associate degree or higher) and non-remedial and completed at a regionallyaccredited community or four-year college English Science Humanities Business English Composition Correspondence Creative writing Debate Drama English Forensics Grammar Journalism Language Acquisition Language Arts Literature Play Production Poetry Speech Theater Writing Anatomy Astronomy Biology Botany Chemistry Cosmology Earth Science Ecology Environmental Science Evolution Forestry Genetics Geology/Geoscience Health Science Meteorology Nutrition (science-based) Oceanography Physical Anthropology Physical Geography Physics Physiology Thermodynamics Zoology Architecture Art Art Civilization Classics Crafts Culture Dance Design Ethics Ethnic Studies Fine Arts Foreign Language Linguistics Logic Music Philosophy Sign Language Note: Some courses that fall under the English area, such as speech, literature, and theater, may also be used in the Humanities area but courses may not be used in both areas for the same person. Social Science Anthropology Criminology Economics Ethnic Studies Geography Government Health Education History Human Behavior Human Relations Human Sexuality Law Political Science Psychology Sociology Mathematics Algebra Basic/General math Calculus Computer Science Consumer Math Geometry Mathematical Analysis Probability Statistics Trigonometry CL-723a 5/10
11 ECE-123 DVC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Introduction to Curriculum in ECE - 3 units Pre-requisite: ECE 124 or equivalent (may be taken con-currently) Recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent Note: meets the State Department of Social Services Licensing requirement for DSS III Program and Curriculum Development This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth to age 6. Students will examine a teacher s role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning for all young children using observation strategies emphasizing the essential role of play. An overview of content areas will include but not be limited to: language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science. CSU ECE-124 Child Development and Psychology - 3 units Note: meets the State Department of Social Services Licensing requirement for DSS I Child/Human Growth and Development. This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is on the principal theories and research methodologies supporting the understanding of child development. CSU, UC ECE-125 Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education - 3 units Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development. An examination of the principles of developmentally appropriate practices as applied to early childhood education settings. This course includes history and philosophy of early childhood education, the ethics of professional practices, and orientation to careers working with children. Emphasis is placed on types of programs, learning environments, the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies supporting the development of all children. CSU ECE-126 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child - 3 units Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS VII, Health and Safety. Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. CSU ECE-128 Advanced Curriculum Development in ECE - 3 units Co-requisite: ECE 124 or equivalent (may be taken prior to enrollment in ECE 128) Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development. This course will focus on new trends, approaches and techniques in early childhood education curriculum. It will acquaint students with various curriculum approaches and give them practice in applying such approaches in an ECE program. CSU ECE-129 Dealing with Difficult/Aggressive Children - 3 units Co-requisite: ECE 124 or equivalent (may be taken prior to enrollment in ECE 129) Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III Program and Curriculum Development. This course is designed to examine the reasons for children s difficult and aggressive behaviors. Strategies for prevention and intervention in the classroom and home will be studied. CSU ECE-130 Child, Family, and Community - 3 units Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirements for DSS II, Child, Family, and Community. An introduction to the issues involved in early childhood education related to the entire learning environment of a child with emphasis on the family and community. Examination of the impact of family systems and culture on children s development will occur. Study of community and society as it impacts the family and the child with an introduction to community resources available to support contemporary family life. CSU ECE-140 Creative Activities for Young Children - 3 units Note: meets the Department of the Social Services licensing for DSS III Program and Curriculum Development. A hands-on broad scope curriculum course which covers many of the major components of quality programs for children. The focus is on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in various content areas such as art, science, literature, storytelling, dramatic play, puppetry, literacy, music, outdoor environments and circle time. CSU
12 ECE-144 DVC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Diversity in Early Childhood Education Classrooms - 3 units Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirements for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development. This course examines biases regarding race, gender, culture, disability, class and age in order to prepare students to work within diverse classrooms and communities. Through this examination students gain knowledge of experiences and perspectives other than their own, therefore, increasing tolerance, respect for, and interaction among people from diverse populations. CSU ECE Topics in Child Development units Note: TB clearance required for any laboratory work. Participation in Developmental Children s Center laboratory School from 3 to 6 hours per week is required for 2 or 3 units. One unit: 18 Hours Lecture only. Two units: lecture plus three laboratory hours per week. Three units: lecture plus six laboratory hours per week. Required of parents whose children are enrolled in DVC Children s Center. A supplemental course in child development to provide a study of current concepts and problems in child development related subjects. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule of courses. CSU ECE-220 Programs for the School Age Child - 3 units Prerequisite: ECE 124 An overview of the developmental tasks and needs of the child between the ages of six and twelve. Fundamentals of planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for the school-aged child. Special consideration will be given to working with schools, community, and parents. CSU ECE-230 Infant and Toddler Care - 3 units Prerequisite: ECE 124 or equivalent Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS IV, Infant Care and Development. Review of the developmental issues of infants and toddlers. Study of the basic components of developmentally appropriate infant-toddler curriculum including development, care-giving environments, care-giver response and collaboration with families. Observations of infants and toddlers, learning environments, and care-giving strategies will be included. CSU ECE-231 Infant and Toddlers: Issues and Application - 3 units Prerequisite: ECE 230 or equivalent Recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 This course is designed to review current infant and toddler child development issues and to discuss current developmental topics that impact infant/toddler care. CSU ECE-237 Early Childhood Education: Current Theory, Research and Implementation-.5-3 unit May be repeated three times Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development, if taken for 3 units, and the course is a curriculum course. A supplemental course in child development to provide a study of current concepts and problems in the major theories of child development including their philosophical bases, their techniques and their materials and related subdivisions. Specific topics will be announced in the schedule. CSU ECE-240 Language, Literacy and Literature for the Young Child - 3 units An introduction to young children s literature, emergent literacy and to the development of speech and language during infancy and early childhood. Students will explore teaching techniques, which promote language, literacy and literature for the young child. Approaches to reading books, storytelling, story writing, etc. will be introduced and practiced. CSU ECE-241 Science and Mathematics for Early Childhood Education - 3 units Recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III Survey of the materials in science, nature, and mathematics fields suitable to teach young children. Training in materials, techniques, demonstrations and experiments which enable the teacher to arrange a learning environment. Special focus on concept-based, inquiry-oriented approaches. CSU ECE-242 Music for the Young Child - 1 unit Note: meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III Exploration of media and techniques which enable the teacher to plan, conduct, and evaluate music and movement activities for the young child. Experiences in the integration of music, movement, and language as related to conceptual and sensory motor development. CSU
13 ECE-243 DVC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Creative Art for the Young Child - 1 unit Note: meets the State Licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum A study of the developmental stages of children s artistic expression. Includes an exploration of creative art activities along with developing and implementing a creative arts curriculum for the young child. CSU ECE-244 Circle Time Activities - 1 unit This course is designed to present the value of circle or group time for young children. Written materials, demonstrations, lecture and discussions, and sharing of student experiences are utilized to teach practical and theoretical application of songs, stories, games, finger plays and other circle time activities. CSU ECE-249 Observation and Assessment in the Classroom - 4 units 54 hours lecture/54 hours lab per term Prerequisite: ECE 124 or equivalent; Co-requisite: ECE 125 or equiv.(may be taken previously) Note: TB clearance for students participating in laboratory work required Meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development. This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning in early childhood education settings. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to apply a variety of observation methodologies including child portfolios, recording strategies, rating systems and multiple assessment tools. Within the context of the DVC Children s Center or an approved mentor site, students will explore the connections between developmental theory and practical usage of reflective observation. CSU ECE-250 Practicum in Early Childhood Education - 4 units 36 hours lecture/108 hours laboratory by arrangement per term Prerequisite: ECE 123, 124, 125 and 249 or equivalents Note: required TB clearance for students participating in laboratory work. Meets the State department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development. A supervised practicum study of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized. Student teachers design, implement and evaluate learning activities and environments. Focus is on reflective teaching and developing in-depth curriculum projects based on on-going observations of children. CSU ECE-251 Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs-3 units Prerequisite: ECE 124 or equivalent Note: meets the State Licensing requirement for DSS VI, Supervision and Administration. Provides study and understanding of administrative procedures and principles of supervision, management, and evaluation used in early childhood programs, with focus on practical application of theory. CSU ECE-252 Staff Development and Supervision for Early Childhood Programs - 3 units Recommended: ECE 251; eligibility for ENGL 122 Note: meets the State Licensing requirement for DSS VI, Supervision and Administration. This course examines supervisory theory, organizational dynamics, and staff development as they relate to early childhood education. Focus is on the human relations aspects of successful administration, and on the development of supervisory styles and management techniques to promote staff motivation and teacher effectiveness. CSU ECE-253 Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Classrooms - 2 units Recommended: ECE 124, 125, 130 and 250 or equivalent; eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent This course is a study of the methods and principles of supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, parents and volunteers in early childhood education/development classrooms. Emphasis is on the role of classroom teachers who function as mentors to new teachers while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff. CSU ECE-269 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs - 3 units Theory, methods and materials to understand and work with young children with special needs. Examination of legal mandates, service delivery models and various disabling conditions. Identification and assessment for program planning will be addressed. CSU
14 ECE/Child Development Course Comparison - Contra Costa Community College District (For use in meeting Child Development Permit and Title 22 Licensing Educational Requirements) **These course comparisons do not reflect exact course equivalency agreements between the colleges for use in meeting Degree or Certificate requirements: please consult each college for this information. Courses Principles and Practices (DSS III) Observation/Assessment (DSS III) Child Growth & Dev. (DSS I) Child, Family, Community (DSS II) Introduction to Curriculum (DSS III) Behavior/Guidance (DSS III) Sup.Field Exp. Practicum (DSS III) Staff Dev. & Supervision (DSS VI) Program Administration (DSS VI) Adult Supervision- (Mentor Teacher) Health, Safety, Nutrition (DSS VII) Diablo Valley College (ECE) Contra Costa College (ECHD) (2) Diversity/Multicultural Curriculum in ECE (DSS III) Infant/Toddler Care 230, ,152 40,41 (DSS IV) Language/Literacy (2) Los Medanos (CHDEV) Science/Math for ECE (DSS III) (2)
15 Students needing to complete a specific course to meet DVC ECE Certificate and Degree requirements can often use an equivalent course at another California Community that is participating in the CAP: Course Alignment Project. A current listing of all aligned courses is available at the web site of the California Child Development Training Consortium. Some courses at CAP Aligned Colleges are available in an online format. These courses are listed under the menu heading, Training Portal on the same web site. Please contact the DVC ECE Professional Development Office at for assistance.
16 Early Childhood Education Department Useful Links: Diablo Valley College ECE Department and College Information and links to all Student Services For Scholarship and Transfer Guidance, go to or California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Permit Processing Info Contra Costa First 5 Families & Children Commission ECE Professional Development Program Contra Costa Child Care Council Resources, Training and Supports for Providers Child Development Training Consortium Tuition Help, Permits & Online Training Portal California Early Childhood Mentor Program Become a mentor to beginning teachers! For copies or more information about the contents of this booklet, please contact Sue Handy at ext or