The Basic Core program is designed to fully prepare teachers for assistant, co-lead, and lead classroom teachers working with children birth to age 5. The program includes courses on child development, curriculum, management, developmentally appropriate practice, the role of play in early childhood development and learning, and the important role of the family in early childhood education.

We offer an integrated approach of practical methodology and current research on development and early learning. Highly respected, creative, and dynamic instructors offer classes to a diverse student body. Program and courses meet the academic requirements for California Title 5 and Title 22 regulations, Professional Growth Activities, and California Child Development Permits.  Our online courses attract a national and international audience. A few courses are offered in the classroom (on-ground). Students may elect to specialize expertise by choosing from a wide variety of elective courses. Individual program counseling is available.

Courses listed as X 100 to X 199 series are transferrable for academic credit toward the bachelor's degree at all campuses of the University of California (UC) and can be applied toward a bachelor's degree at any campus of the California State University system (CSU). Courses in the X 300 to X 399 series provide credit that may lead to advanced standing in baccalaureate degree and teacher credentialing programs and are credit-bearing courses in the field of Education. 
 

Upcoming Schedule of Electives
Spring 2018

EDUC X 312.42 Techniques for Behavior Change in Young Children
EDUC X 321.44 Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
EDUC X 321.74 Developing an Infant and Toddler Child Care Program
EDUC X 321.59 Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood

Summer 2018
EDUC X 312.11 Building Self-Esteem in Young Children
EDUC X 321.71 Infant and Toddler Development and Care
EDUC X 321.6 Positive Discipline Strategies for Young Children
New Elective

Fall 2018
EDUC X 312.42 Techniques for Behavior Change in Young Children
EDUC X 321.59 Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood
EDUC X 321.74 Developing an Infant and Toddler Child Care Program
Observation, Documentation and Assessment of Young Children
New Elective

Winter 2019
EDUC X 312.11 Building Self-Esteem in Young Children
EDUC X 321.31 Exploring Ideas from Reggio Emilia in American Context
EDUC X 321.68 Speech and Language Development and Delay in Young Children
EDUC X 321.71 Infant and Toddler Development and Care

Spring 2019
EDUC X 312.42 Techniques for Behavior Change in Young Children
EDUC X 321.44 Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
Observation, Documentation and Assessment of Young Children
New Elective


Contact
(310) 825-4191
eceonline@uclaextension.edu
 

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $50.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $3,278.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $700.00
Estimated Total Cost: $4,028.00

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.
 

Meets I-20/F1 Visa Requirements: No
Internship Available: No

Additional Details

VA Approved?:
Yes

User Defined Field 1

50

User Defined Field 2

3278

User Defined Field 3

700

User Defined Field 4

No

Application

Name
Certificate in Basic Early Childhood Education

Courses