• Class Description

    Interested in a career involving children? Considering a career as a pediatrician, teacher, psychologist, or social worker? If so, the Developmental Psychology of Children (DPOC) course is for you.  DPOC is a course that combines classroom instruction and off-campus work-based learning placements. That means you learn about the development of children, while you actually get to work with them! Work-based learning placements take place during the scheduled class time at local elementary schools, child care centers, or preschools. Opportunities for after-school paid work-based learning placements are also available. Throughout the school year, you will study a variety of child growth and development topics, and you will learn how to work with children ages birth to adolescence. In addition, you will be trained in CPR. After successfully completing the course, you are eligible to receive transferable college credits (for free) from Las Positas College! Make a difference in a child’s life…enroll in Developmental Psychology of 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.

  • Class Logistics

    CampusFoothill High, Granada High, & Livermore High

    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.

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