Skill Award in Infant and Child Development Associate Teacher

This program prepares you to work as a child development aide or assistant in a public or private preschool, Headstart program or day care center, or as a teacher in a private infant or preschool program.

Required courses:
Completion of the Child Development Associate Teacher Skill Award12
CHLD 130Infant Development and Group Care3
Total Units15

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Infant and Child Development Associate Teacher Skill Award will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to apply theories of infant/toddler and early childhood education and development.

2. Demonstrate global consciousness to work sensitively and effectively with young children, their families and individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CHLD 112 Principles of Early Childhood Education I 3
CHLD 114 Home-Child-Community Relations 3
CHLD 110
Early Childhood Development
or Child Growth and Development
Winter Term 1
CHLD 120 Literacy for Children 3
Spring Term 1
CHLD 130 Infant Development and Group Care 3
 Total Units15

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.