Program Overview

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT

Cañada College's ECE./CD Certificate Program is aligned with the Child Development Permit regulations. The Permit has been approved by the California Department of Education and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for child care and development centers operating under Title 5 (publicly subsidized).

The Child Development Permit emphasizes professional development and will eventually impact the entire Early Childhood Education field. The career lattice approach acknowledges the importance of many entry points into the profession. The Child Development Permit has taken the place of the Emergency Children's Center Instructional Permit, the Children's Center Supervision Permit, and the Life Children's Center Supervision Permit.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION WITHIN THE ECE./CD PROGRAM APPLICABLE TO THE MASTER TEACHER PERMIT

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Child Development Permit for the Master Teacher, Cañada College's ECE./ CD Program has created several "specializations."
("Administration" is not considered a specialization.) Six semester units in specific areas define a specialization. These focus areas can be useful to students when seeking work advancement or career development options.

Infant/Toddler Care
ECE. 223 Infant Development 3
ECE. 225 Infant/Toddler Environments 3

Preschool Programming: SAFE START
ECE. 250 Violence & Its Impact on Children & Their Families 3
ECE. 252 Teaching Violence Intervention Strategies to Children and Families 3

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Children with Special Needs
ECE. 260 Children with Special Needs 3
ECE. 263 Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3

Family Support
ECE. 262 Introduction to Family Support: Building Respectful Partnerships 3
ECE. 264 The Life Cycle of the Family 3

The Teaching Experience
ECE. 244 Curriculum and Strategies for Prek-Prekindergarten 3
ECE. 331 The Role of the Teacher 1
ECE. 362 Communicating with Families 1
ECE. 363 Mental Development & Problem Solving 1
ECE. 382 Male Involvement in Early Childhood 1

Ready for School Specialization
ECE. 244 Curriculum and Strategies for Prek-Prekindergarten 3
ECE. 247 Foundations for School Success 3

COURSES WITHIN THE ECE./CD PROGRAM APPLICABLE TO THE SITE SUPERVISOR AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR PERMITS
ECE. 240 ECE. Administration: Business/Legal 3
ECE. 241 ECE. Administration: Human Relations 3
ECE. 242 Adult Supervision in ECE./CD Classrooms 2

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION - FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Complete 6 units from the following:
HMSV 262 or ECE. 262 Introduction to Family Support: Building Respectful Partnerships 3
HMSV 264 or ECE. 264 The Life Cycle of the Family 3

Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:
HMSV 265 and HMSV 266 Family Development Portfolio, Part I and Part II 1.5/1.5
ECE. 366 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
HMSV 672 Cooperative Education: Human Services Internship 3