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The Human Development and Family Department provides students with the necessary education for careers working with children in a variety of settings such as Infant/Toddler care, Early Childhood Education programs, elementary education (including TK-Transitional Kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants), Before-and-After-School programs, family and social services programs (including work with advocacy groups), and child care Resource and Referral agencies.

Specific courses in the human development area afford students the opportunity to enhance their quality of life and to meet general education requirements through courses in lifespan development, marriage and family, parenting and diversity.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing grants Child Development permits to those preparing to teach children in early childhood education programs and in after-school child care programs. The course work provided by the Sierra College Human Development and Family Department is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting the requirements for the California Child Development Permits.

Students may contact a full time Human Development & Family faculty member to discuss how to obtain a Permit at one of the various levels through their course work.

Attention HDEV 5, 10 and 12 Students

Early Childhood Education for Transfer

AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree (AS-T) provides a clearly articulated curricular track to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Development, Care and Education (EDCE) for students who wish to transfer to CSU Sacramento. Completion of this degree involves a cohort of Sierra College students who meet for classes in Placer County as part of a partnership with CSUS. The cohort structure provides for additional student support, while the format better meets the needs of working adults. The degree provides a curricular track for students planning to transfer to other CSU campuses with the following bachelor’s degrees: Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development and Education.

The required courses are part of the CA Curriculum Alignment Project, Lower Division 8 coursework and expose students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for future personal, academic, or career paths. Students will be able to identify and evaluate factors that influence children’s development; analyze early childhood programs for developmentally appropriate practices and program effectiveness; and exhibit professionalism within the field of Early Childhood Education by demonstrating skills relevant to the field.

Additionally, this degree is designed to facilitate students’ successful transfer to CSU campuses that prepare them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs, as well as a variety of careers such as teaching, Child Development Specialist, Program Directors and Child Life Specialists. With a BA in ECE/Child Development, students are eligible for the Master Teacher and Site Supervisor levels of the CA Child Development Permit, using the Alternative Qualifications category.

Students earning an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

The exact wording of the law pertaining to associate degrees for transfer may be found in Education Code Section 66746.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

RESTRICTION: International coursework from non-United States regionally accredited institutions cannot be applied to associate degrees for transfer.

Are you currently employed in a licensed Child Development program? There is FREE MONEY available!

Contact Lori Capaul, Faculty Coordinator for the Child Development Training Consortium grant at lcapaul@sierracollege.edu or 660-7872 or at Rocklin campus office, F13.

Early Childhood Education

A.A. or A.S. Degree

This degree provides a solid foundation for students who want to pursue a career working with young children from birth to age 8.

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Certificate

This certificate will allow you to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a Title 22 Program. You may also be able to apply to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a Child Development Permit at the Teacher Level. If working with young children is your ambition, this is a great way to get started.

Early Childhood Education Teacher Gainful Employment Information

Skills Certificates: Associate Teacher, Infant Toddler, Site Supervisor

Associate Teacher Skills Certificate

Skills certificates are designed to give students basic support knowledge and abilities required to enter the workforce.  The Associate Teacher Skills Certificate gives students a quick way to show potential employers that they meet the same requirements as are required for the Associate Teacher Permit as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, This skills certificate also demonstrates that students meet California Title 22 Licensing requirements to be left alone with groups of children as defined in a facility license. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses

Course List
Code Title Units
HDEV 2 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
HDEV 4 Child, Family, and Community 3
HDEV 9 Child and Adolescent Development 3
HDEV 5 Introduction to Curriculum 3
  TOTAL UNITS 15

Infant Toddler Skills Certificate

Skills certificates are designed to give students basic support knowledge and abilities required to enter the workforce.  The Infant Toddler Teacher Skills Certificate gives students a quick way to show potential employers that they meet they hold six specialized infant toddler units and meet California Title 22 Licensure as well as Early Head Start employment requirements. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses

Course List
Code Title Units
HDEV 11 Infant and Toddler Development 3
HDEV 12 Infant/Toddler Care and Education 3
  TOTAL UNITS 6

Site Supervisor Skills Certificate

Skills certificates are designed to give students basic support knowledge and abilities required to enter the workforce.  The Site Supervisor Skills Certificate gives students a quick way to show potential employers that they meet they hold six specialized supervision units and meet  California Title 22 Licensure requirements. This is a specialty skills certificate designed to provide career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
Course List
Code Title Units
HDEV 40 Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs 3
HDEV 41 Advanced Administration of ECE Programs 3
  TOTAL UNITS 6

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Identify and evaluate factors that influence child/human development from various theoretical perspectives and current research findings.
  • Analyze early childhood programs for developmentally appropriate practices and program effectiveness.
  • Exhibit professionalism within the field of Early Childhood Education by demonstrating skills relevant to the field that include incorporating meaningful curriculum, content knowledge, culturally and linguistically appropriate learning environments, and observation, documentation, and assessment of young children.

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Alli Robin Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Catherine Goins Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Cheryl Moore Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Christina Flores Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Christopher Skrabec Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Crystal Dewitt Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Danielle Singley Part-time On-line Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Debra Eastman Full-time Faculty, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Elizabeth Ferry-Perata Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Jacob Van Ruiten Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Jacque Sell Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Joyce Daniels Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Karin Ramirez Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Kathy Wayland Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Kristian Klebofski Part-time Instrutor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Laura Homen Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Lori Kearney-Capaul Full-time faculty, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Natalie Pierce Part-time Instructor, Psychology, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Regina Swaney Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Veronica Rivera-Carpenter Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Veronika Kolesnikov Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Cynthia Santa Cruz-Reed Part-time Instructor, Human Development

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Donna Greist Part-time Instructor, Human Development

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Jennifer Norris Part-time Instructor, Human Development

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Reza Azarmi Part-time Instructor, Human Development/Early Childhood Education

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Susan Bier Part-time Instructor, Child Development Center, Tahoe/Truckee

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