ECE Preschool Teacher Assistant

Program Code: 3P40948

The Preschool Assistant Teacher certificate is designed, as the first level in a series of certificate options, to prepare students for entry-level child care and education support in a variety of state licensed facilities including preschool and child care center. Students can be expected to learn the following: developmental stages of children from prenatal to middle childhood, theories in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate curriculum and practice, examination of the history, basic principles, philosophies of various types of early childhood programs. With a solid foundation in the core areas of early childhood education, students will be better prepared to meet the demands in assisting classroom teachers in caring for young children. Students completing these courses will meet the requirements of the Department of Social Services to work in a licensed private preschool or child care center as a fully qualified preschool assistant teacher.

Core Courses
ECED 100 Early Childhood Development54
ECED 105 Family and Community Relationships36
ECED 110 Early Childhood Education: Principles and Practice54
MEDO 118 Pediatric First Aid & CPR (or any Title 22 Recognized Pediatric CPR/First Aid Training)8
Total Hours152
First Year
Semester 1HoursSemester 2Hours
ECED 10054ECED 11054
ECED 10536MEDO 1188
 90 62
Total Hours 152

ECED 100 54 Hours Early Childhood Development

An introduction to the developmental stages of children from prenatal to middle childhood with emphasis on the physical, cognitive, language and social/emotional milestones. Application of developmental and learning theories addressed. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 105 36 Hours Family and Community Relationships

Examination of the sociological relationships between family and society; institutional, racial, social, and economical factors affecting the family and the child. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

ECED 110 54 Hours Early Childhood Education: Principles and Practice

Course examines the history, basic principles, and philosophies of various types of early childhood programs, emphasizing the role of the adult and characteristics of quality programs. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, for employment in private facilities only. Textbook required. This course is part of a program approved by the California Department of Social Services for employment in private facilities. (Apportionment)

MEDO 118 8 Hours Pediatric First Aid & CPR

This 8-hour course teaches individuals to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, pediatric first aid and injury prevention. Upon successful completion, students will receive an Adult, Infant, Child CPR and Pediatric First Aid certificate valid for 2 years. This class meets California requirements or daycare providers. (Apportionment)