Courses Offerings

Quality industry training without the burden of student loan debt.

Course Outlines are developed with the cooperation of industry representatives from the career area for which the courses are designed. All course outlines are approved by the Board of Education and certified by the California Department of Education. All course outlines are aligned to the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards and California State Content Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics.

Early Childhood Education: Professionalism and Leadership

School: SoCal ROC
Course ID: 317
Availability: Call 310-224-4200

This professional competency-based course is one of three courses that prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field of child care and development for infants, toddlers, and young children. Students continue to study child growth, development, and psychology; learn operational procedures and policies and educational and industry-related requirements for child care facilities; understand state and federal environment and safety regulations; know how to recognize, describe and report signs and symptoms of illness, injury, discomfort or special needs; explore effective ways to advocate for high-quality programs and services for children and families respecting diversity in families and cultures. This course will also enable the student to learn how youth leaders can use motivational strategies to influence learning and behavior. In examining concepts such as leadership, power, and authority, students will explain the importance of leader credibility, how a leader builds credibility with others, and the importance of social capital. The student will translate knowledge of early childhood development and strong leadership into advocacy for early childhood learners. As a culminating project, students will create a professional portfolio that will encompass concepts of leadership and professionalism. CPR skills will be taught as part of the course. However, the purchase of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card and handbook is optional and will cost $16.00. Prerequisites: Certificate of Competency in Developmental Psychology of Children {or equivalent}.

In order to enroll in the ECE program, the student must be a high school student or an adult. If an adult, provide proof of a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA or GED (translated into English).

Externship is optional



Address: 2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501 U.S.

Phone: 310-224-4200