Site Supervisor


The Site Supervisor Certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be qualified as a preschool or child care center site supervisor. Students completing a Site Supervisor Certificate meet the academic requirements for the CD Site Supervisor Permit. Please note that the field experience requirement for the Site Supervisor Permit requires 350 days of 3+ hours per day within four years including at least 100 days of supervising adults. With this Certificate, students qualify to be Child Development Center Directors in private Title 22 Programs as long as they also have two years of teaching experience in a licensed center.

Required Courses: Units
CD105 Child Growth and Development 3
CD105H Child Growth and Development-Honors 3
CD111 Observation and Assessment in Child Development 3
CD113 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CD114 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CD115 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CD126 Child, Family, and the Community 3
CD138 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CD270 The Mentor Teacher / Adult Supervision 3
CD271 Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs 3
CD272 Advanced Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs 3
Choose two (2) courses from the following list: Units
CD068 Early Literacy for Young Children 3
CD130 Creative Music and Movement for Children 3
CD133 Creative Science and Math Activities for Children 3
CD134 Language, Listening and Literature for Children 3
CD136 Creative Art Experiences for Children 3
Choose one (1) course from the following list: Units
CD127 Guidance of Children 3
CD060 Understanding School-Age Children 3
CD061 Activities for School-Age Children 3
CD185 Infant/Toddler Growth and Development 3
CD186 Infant and Toddler Curriculum 3
CD244 Children with Special Needs 3
Experience working with children: Units
CD205 Child Development Practicum / Field Experience 4
CD210 Infant and Toddler Practicum 4
Major Total: 43 Units
The following courses are recommended by the Child Development Department to meet the GE requirements: Units
Communication: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H (4 units) 4
Humanities: ASL 109, ART 103 or MUS 100 (3 units) 3
Social and Behavioral Science: SOC 100 or SOC 100H, SOC 130 or PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H (3 units) 3
Natural Science or Math: BIOL 100 or MATH 095 and higher (3-4 units) 3 - 4
GE Elective Courses (2-3 Units) 2 - 3
Minimum GE Units Required: 16 Units
Total Units 59
PID 451
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