This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

This certificate prepares the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child development program. The twelve core units include EAR 20, 24, 28, and 42 and form the foundation upon which further early childhood coursework is built.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives in human development and education.
  • Appraise the role of the child as an active learner.
  • Integrate child growth and development into practical and meaningful applications. 
Required Courses (12 units)  Units
EAR-20 Child Growth and Development 3
EAR-24 Introduction to Curriculum 3
EAR-28 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
EAR-42 Child, Family, and Community 3