This is an advanced course in child development and education. Students increase their knowledge, experience, and job skills at an work-based learning placement. Advanced projects further develop skills. Students will focus on: observation of children and programs; communicating with children, staff, and parents; planning age-appropriate curriculum; and understanding the history, theories, philosophies, and legal aspects of careers related to children.
Work-based learning placement is a required component of the program and students must provide their own transportation. Students in after-school paid work-based learning placements may earn up to five additional credits per high school semester or trimester.
Campus: To be determined by registration
Course Length: 1 Year / 2 Periods
High School Credits: 20
Potential College Credits: 6
Fulfills a-g: "g"
Certificate Earned: Eligible for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), Early Childhood Assistant Permit, and CPR Certification
For Students Interested In
... learning about child development and exploring careers working with children such as teaching, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, child nutrition, and more.