College of Extended Learning
Dean: Peter Dewees
Preschool-Daycare Early Childhood Education Program
Program Director: Lynn Steinman
Certificate in Preschool-Early Childhood Education
This certificate program enables preschool and early childhood personnel to meet requirements for Children's Center Permits, enter preschool education, or continue their training in this field. Each semester Extended Learning offers a block of courses leading toward this certificate. Twenty-four units are required to complete the program. Each course earns three units unless otherwise noted. Students may enroll for individual classes or apply for admission to the certificate program. Advising is available for interested students (415) 338-1378 or 282-3269 (evenings and weekends).
Instructors in the program are selected for their outstanding teaching ability and their expertise in early childhood education and administration of childcare programs.
The demand for qualified childcare professionals continues to grow due to changes in demographic and socioeconomic patterns in society at large. Various licensing agencies require childcare workers to complete course work to be eligible for particular positions. The following are specifically required:
For complete course descriptions, contact the program director.
E ED 601 Introduction to Group Program for Young Children
E ED 600 The Young Child: Development and Learning
E ED 610 Observation and Assessment Techniques--The Young Child E ED 611 Infant-Toddler Development E ED 612 Development: The School Aged Child
E ED 602 Curriculum for the Young Child
E ED 307 Teaching Young Children: Recognizing Individual Differences in Language and Cultural Diversity E ED 613 Creative Arts for the Young Child E ED 614 Developing Basic Math and Science Concepts with Young Children E ED 615 Nature Study and Outdoor Education for Young Children E ED 616 Developing Language and Communication Skills with Young Children E ED 617 Social, Environmental, and Community Studies for Young Children E ED 697 Music for Young Children (1) E ED 697 Play and Play Environments for the Young Child
E ED 605 Supervised Field Work--Focus: Child-Development E ED 608 Supervised Field Work--Focus: Curriculum
E ED 306 Teaching Young Children: Recognizing the Needs of Children and Families in Contemporary Society or E ED 604 Working with Parents in Group Programs for Young Children
E ED 606 Administration and Supervision of Preschool Programs E ED 607 Administration: Developing Human Relations for Staff in Group Programs for Young Children E ED 697 Health and Safety in Childcare Programs (1-3)
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