Forge Ahead in Your Career

Advance your career in early childhood education from classroom teacher to site administrator through our versatile program designed for working professionals. Use the tools you already have to foster a more comprehensive understanding of early child care, while learning to supervise, mentor and assess staff and communicate effectively with parents. Developed around Community Care Licensing, Title 22 and California Department of Education, Title 5; this program was developed to help you learn how to employ best practices throughout your program to create a functional, safe and flourishing environment for children and their families. Advance your career to the next level; shape your leadership role, learn from experienced instructors and sharpen your expertise in the field of early child care.

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    Est. Tuition $1,810

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 12-24 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 24 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Required (21.00 Units )
Supervising Adults Within Early Childhood Educational SettingsExamination of the methods and principles for supervising student teachers, assistant teachers, parents and volunteers in early childhood/child development environments.
3.00 Units
Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part AAn in-depth study of the role of the site administrator in private and public care programs.
4.50 Units
Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Centers, Part BThe role of the site administrator in preschool daycare programs as licensed by the state of California.
4.50 Units
Observation and Assessment of Children's BehaviorA holistic approach to understanding behavior of children, from infancy through age eight, involving the recording of observations of physical, emotional, social, and cognitive behaviors.
4.50 Units
Health, Nutrition, and Safety in Early ChildhoodTraining in pediatric first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and preventative health practices.
4.50 Units
Elective (3.00 Units )
Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood StudiesSupervised field experience at the UCR Child Development Center or in another local center-based early childhood setting that implements a program under the requirements of the Child Development Division of the California State Department of Education or is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC).
5.00 Units
Advanced Child Growth and Development (Age 8 Through Adolescence)An in-depth examination of current theories and perspectives in child development from age eight through adolescence.
3.00 Units

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Apr08Spring 2024

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