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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 & Principles and Human Growth & Develop and Survey of Child Development Curriculum Observation and Practicum
  • 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. 

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 - Th
(and some F)
8:15 am -
3:45 pm
Willow Center, 1-2 S. White,
K. Cota


Date: 1/08/18 - 5/24/18
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

Language Arts & Creative Arts for the Young Child

Learn skills to motivate children in reading and creative art. Storytelling techniques for early childhood classrooms, hands-on activities (puppets, big books, and picture files) are included. (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
60714.013 TTh 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Willow Center,
K3
S. White


Date: 11/7/17 - 3/15/18

 

Programs and Principles

This course surveys theoretical principles that emphasize best practices when working with young children. Course examines different types of childcare programs and learning environments. Developmentally appropriate practices, Title 5 and Title 22, professionalism, and portfolio will be included in the course.

Cost: $125. Students provide book and supplies.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60719.013 MW 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Willow Center,
K3
S. White,
K. Cota

 

Date: 1/22/18 - 3/26/18

 

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 TTh 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Willow Center,
K3
S. White

 

Date: 2/20/18 - 5/17/18

 

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.