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Child Care Professions

General Information
  • For information, call: (626) 934-2960
  • All courses meet unit requirements set by the Department of Social Services (DPSS), Community Care Licensing Division for childcare teachers (Title 22).
  • Certificate of completion given for each completed course. (See individual class schedule for units per class.)
  • Selected courses (*) offer 3 college transferable units with Mount San Antonio College (credit by exam), for students who wish to work in Head Start/State Preschools (Title 5). See Peggy Hawthorne, Dept. Chair or call (626) 934-2960.
  • 6 ECE Units required to work as a Teacher’s Aide and 12 ECE Units required to work as a Preschool Teacher.
  • Students who have completed early child care classes at accredited schools such as N. Orange County R.O.P., DPSS approved programs or Community Colleges courses may receive credit. These students may receive partial credit in meeting pre-requirements. Please see Instructor for advisement and bring certificates of completion or transcripts for evaluation.
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA) available for those interested in completing 21 plus units (600+ hrs.). Contact the Financial Aid Office at (626) 934-2801.
  • Note: Courses are rotated from semester to semester. Students need to pre-plan for upcoming courses.
  • Students must have TB and fingerprint clearance before being placed at any school location for field work. Students need TB clearance, MMR and Dtap immunizations and flu shot.
Programs and principles / Observation and Practicum Child care professions
  • May work as a Teacher's Aide upon completion of this course.
  • High school diploma not necessary.
  • Must take Appraisal test to enter.

The course provides a combination of didactic and hands on training for the paraprofessional who seeks employment as a child care aide in child care centers, child development programs, and preschools, or desires to license their home to provide child care. This course also offers framework for providing developmentally appropriate curriculum designs and environments for child development programs. Explores materials and resources used while planning and implementing appropriate curriculum for young children. Examines the teacher's role in observation and assessment to support all areas of development. (600 hours)

Includes intern & externship component to pass class.
Attendance is a priority.

Cost: Total cost $564 (includes registration $495, insurance $18, ID badge $6 and fingerprinting $45). Students provides books, TB clearance, CPR fees and supplies, please see Child Care Tool List (PDF).

Students need TB clearance, MMR and Dtap immunizations and flu shot.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60710.019 M - F 8:15 am -
3:45 pm
Willow Center, K2 S. White,


Date: 8/12/19 - 12/20/19
College transferable units (credit by exam) units and/or 9 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units upon completion of course, also meet Title 22 requirements. For information call: (626) 934-2960.

Child group sitting on the floor in front of a teacher  Smiling woman looking at a child painting  Woman playing the guitar to young children

Math and science

This course offers framework for providing appropriate science and math principles and experiences for young children. School districts are developing new math and science programs such as, STEAM (Science, Technology, Energy, and Math). It is designed for the students wish to work with young children in a group setting and for those wishing to further their understanding of how science and math affect the developing child. (72+ hrs.) (3 ECE units/Title 22)

Prerequisite: Programs & Principles or ECE units. (See instructor.)

Cost: $125. Students provide book and supplies.

 

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60716.013 T/Th 5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center,
K2
S. White

 

 

music and movement

This course offers framework for providing appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to eight years old. The developmental characteristics of music and movement abilities will be outlined along with the basis of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. (72+ hrs). (3 ECE units/Title 22)

Cost: $125 + $18. Students provide book and supplies.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60715.013 T/Th 5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center,
K2
S. White

 

 

Child Development / Child, Family & Community

This course examines the sociological relationship between children, parents, school and community. Explores value of childcare and other socializing agents affecting the young child. (72+ hrs). (3 ECE units/Title 22).

Prerequisite: Programs & Principles or ECE units. (See instructor.)

Cost: $125. Students provide book and supplies.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60711.013 T/Th 5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center,
K2
S. White

 

 

Orientation

 

May 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

 

New Students

New students must attend Appraisal Testing.
See link below or call
(626) 934-2801 
for dates and times.