Administration of early care and education programs is the main focus of this degree. Topics include administration, supervision and coordination of staff in early childhood settings. Additionally, it provides the educational coursework that serves as the core curriculum for the early childhood education field. Along with documented experience, this certificate leads to the Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is required of those individuals supervising a publicly funded early childhood education site.
Upon completion of this certificate, the student exceeds the minimum requirements to work as a director/site supervisor in a privately funded early care and education program. With documented experience supervising staff, the student also meets the requirements to work as a director/site supervisor in a publicly funded early care and education program.
ANTH 300, 310; ART 430; BIOL 350; COMM 321, 325; ECE 350, 356, 402, 415, 498; ENGED 320; ENGLT 370; FCS 322; GEOG 306; HORT 300; MUSM 370; NUTRI 300; SOC 321; TA 401
The Early Childhood Education, Site Supervisor Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program and general requirements as well as sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.