Site Supervisor Certificate of Achievement

The objective of this certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a site supervisor in an early childhood education program.

Completion of the following 36.00 units qualifies the student for the Site Supervisor Certificate.  To qualify for the Site Supervisor Permit issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the student must complete additional GE units and experience requirements.

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

CD 105 or CD 105HChild Growth and Development


CD 112Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education


CD 115Health, Safety and Nutrition


CD 126Child, Family and Community


CD 132Introduction to Curriculum


CD 182Diversity & Child Development


CD 205Child Development Practicum


CD 212Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education


CD 250Guidance of Young Children


CD 270Mentor Teacher/Adult Supervision


CD 271Administration I: Early Childhood Programs


CD 272Administration: Human Relations in Child Development Programs


Total Credit Hours:36.00

Note:  Students should be advised that certificate requirements differ from State Child Development Permit Qualifications. See the Child Development and Education department for State licensing requirements and more information.


A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Qualify to work as a site supervisor in private preschool programs
  • Qualify to work as a director in private programs
  • Qualify to work in a funded programs as a site supervisor when adding General Education
  • Design, implement and evaluate environments that support positive, developmental play and learning
  • Design, implement and evaluate activities that support positive developmental plan and learning outcomes for young children
  • Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, families and community
  • Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge and commitment to the Child Development profession