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Administration Certificate of Specialization

This certificate offers specific training for individuals who are seeking a position as the director of a California Title 22 early childhood development program. Students who complete the requirements below qualify for a Certificate in Child Development: Administration. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Develop and manage the budget for a child care or preschool program.
  • Incorporate regulatory laws into planning for a preschool program.
  • Develop and apply school policies and procedures, including those related to personnel and families.

Career Opportunities

Students may find positions as the director or assistant director of early childhood programs licensed by California Title 22 for children from 2-5 years. Students wanting to direct programs that include infants and toddlers from birth-2 years should take a Child Development course specifically related to infants and toddlers (CD-124 Infant and Toddler Development or CD-143 Responsive Planning for Infant/Toddler Care).

Certificate Requirements

CD-125Child Growth and Development3
CD-131Child, Family and Community3
Select one of the following:3
Art for Child Development
Science and Mathematics for Child Development
Music and Movement for Child Development
Language and Literature for Child Development
Select one of the following:3
Infant and Toddler Development
Adult Supervision
Responsive Planning for Infant/Toddler Care
Select one of the following:3
Administration of Child Development Programs I
Administration of Child Development Programs II
Total Units15