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Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Do you have an aptitude for working with children? Enroll in the California College of Early Childhood Education and get on track to become a preschool teacher or child care director. We offer various classes to help you acquire the skills you need for your career in early childhood education. Imagine a class that can be done in the comfort of your home, a career-focused course that can be done in as little as ten Saturdays.


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• Enroll anytime during the year to meet licensing requirements.

• Gain 6 units / 355 clock hours of course work in field training (Intro. to ECE Environment and Childcare Provider Practicum) in your current child care center work environment.

• Transfer units can be applied toward our certificate.

• Course meet the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division requirements under Title 22 regulations for preschool / day care center teachers and directors.

• Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions - Course credits that are earned are not universally accepted by other institutions of higher learning. Decisions concerning that acceptance of course credit by other institutions are made at the sole discretion of the governing body of those institutions. California College of Early Childhood Education does not imply nor guarantee that course credits will be accepted by or transferable to any other college, university, or institution and it should not be assumed that any course credits can be transferred. Each institution has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students wishing to transfer course credits, should check if that institution will accept according to their policies on transfer of credits.

• California College of Early Childhood Education works in conjunction with Temp Care Child Care Staffing in the San Francisco bay area to help students in the area find employment. For more information, please call Toll Free (855) 345-1555.


California College of Early Childhood Education's Mission Statement

The primary mission of California College of Early Childhood Education is to instruct students to such competency levels that they are qualified for initial employment
and/or career advancement in the Early Childhood Education field.


Enjoying A Career

The primary mission of California College of Early Childhood Education is to instruct students to such competency levels that they are qualified for initial employment and/or career advancement in the Early Childhood Education field. California College classes are suited for both aspiring teachers and teachers who want to advance their teaching careers. Passionate, educated, qualified instructors with many years of field experience. Now Enrolling For 2016 Online And Face To Face Classes. Online & Face To Face Classes Are Scheduled On Saturdays From 8:00am To 5:00pm.

Click here to download 2018 brochure.


Face to Face Class Schedule - Saturdays 2018
  Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE103 Child Development
  Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE101 Intro. To ECE Curriculum
  ECE105 Infant/Toddler Development
  May 5, 12, 19,Jun 2, 9       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE102 Child, Family, & Community
  ECE106 Supervisor & Administration
  Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4      8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE 104 Curriculum Planning
  Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 8, 15      8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE103 Child Development
  Sept 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE101 Intro. To ECE Curriculum
  ECE105 Infant/Toddler Development
  Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE102 Child, Family, & Community
  ECE106 Supervision & Administration

Online Class Schedule - Saturdays 2018
[Now available to entire state of California]

  Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE103 Child Development
  Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE101 Intro. To ECE Curriculum
  ECE105 Infant/Toddler Development
  May 5, 12, 19,Jun 2, 9       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE102 Child, Family, & Community
  ECE106 Supervisor & Administration
  Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4      8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE 104 Curriculum Planning
  Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 8, 15      8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE103 Child Development
  Sept 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE101 Intro. To ECE Curriculum
  ECE105 Infant/Toddler Development
  Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15       8:00am - 5:00pm   ECE102 Child, Family, & Community
  ECE106 Supervision & Administration

PLEASE NOTE: Students need to complete the admission process before they can register and enroll in classes. Filling out an admission/registration form doesn't confirm your enrollment. Every student needs to talk to an academic advisor before starting classes. Online classes are not self paced. The classes take about 5 weeks to complete and the students have to be online at certain times.

• Students who are absent the first day will not be admitted to the class.
•  Students may not bring children, relatives, or others with them to class.
• Foreign students must sit for TOEFL (61 score)
• Online students must present photo ID


Or download the admission application form and send the completed form to
2333 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403 or via admin@californiacollegeofece.com.

Download Admission Application Here


 
SIX ACADEMIC CLASSES

ECE 101 - Intro. to ECE Curriculum
(Core Requirement for Teachers)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
An introduction to methods and developmentally appropriate practices to help facilitate learning.

ECE 102 - Child, Family, & Community
(Core Requirement for Teachers)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
The roles and interactions of family members are examined. Cultural diversity is explored.

ECE 103 - Child Development
(Core Requirement for Teachers)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
The basic concepts in child development and temperament differences are studied.

ECE 104– Curriculum Planning (Elective)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
An understanding of creativity and early learning experiences.
Includes creating a weekly curriculum schedule.

ECE 105 - Infant/Toddler Development
(State Requirement for Infant/Toddler Teachers)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
Physical, cognitive, emotional & social development of infants and toddlers.

ECE 106 - Child Care Center
Supervision & Administration
(State Requirement for Directors)
3 semester units = 45 clock hours
An introduction to leadership/management of the child care center. Prerequisites: 3 classes.

TWO FIELD TRAINING CLASSES
May be scheduled any time.

ECE 107 - Intro. to ECE Environment (Elective)
3 semester units = 135 Clock Hours
Work experience in a licensed childcare center.

ECE 108 - Childcare Provider Practicum (Elective)
3 semester units = 90 Clock Hours
Planning, teaching and leading activities in a licensed child care setting.
OUR CLASSES PREPARE YOU FOR THESE EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

SIX UNITS:
6 Units = substitute preschool teacher.
6 units + continuing enrollment = provisional preschool teacher.
6 units in Infant Development and Child Development + continuing enrollment = provisional infant teacher.

TWELVE UNITS with 6 months experience:
12 units including core classes = preschool teacher.
The same 12 units = school -age child care teacher.
12 units in core classes with Infant development = infant teacher.

FIFTEEN UNITS with 4 years experience:
15 units, as above, plus Supervision & Administration = Center director.
15 units as above, with Supervision & Administration AND Infant Development = Infant Center Director.




ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


•  Student must have a high school diploma/G.E.D or BA Degree and be at least 18 years of age.

•  Photo ID required

•  English as a foreign language, California College of Early Childhood Education offers classes in English only. No English as a Second Language courses are available. English Language services are not provided.

•  The College requires English as a second language students to take the TOEFL IBT test. The cost is $185. Students can access the website to register for the test at www.sts.org/toefl. It takes a little over 4 hours to complete. The minimum score for admission is 61.

 
 
Certificate Program

Early Childhood Education Certificate - 24 units, all 8 modules, and 495
Our Early Childhood Education Certificate is aimed to meet the needs of students who wish to work with young children under California state licensing title 22. It is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills that will support in providing quality care to young children across assorted settings in the early childhood field.

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