Certificate

Programs

Our most popular program are:

CCLD compliant 

CDA Credentialing

accelerated courses!

 

Our Certificate Programs 

 

Our certificate programs are Title 22 (CCLD) compliant and go towards meeting the educational requirements of the State of California's Community Care Licensing division of the Department of Social Services.  In addition to meeting the state's requirements, Theoria Technical College certificate programs can be applied to meeting the Child Development Associates (CDA) National Credentialing Program. 

ECE/CDA-100

Child Growth and Development

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

In this course students explore the theories, research, and applications that are relevant to early childhood development from historical and contemporary points of view.  Practical application of theories is made to help participants implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports physical, cognitive, social, and development; encompassing the prenatal period, infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, middle childhood and adolescence.

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$325

ECE/CDA-400

Infant Toddler Development & Care

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will examine essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. Students who complete this course will be able to apply the ongoing cycle of curriculum planning to develop learning opportunities for infants and/or toddlers that reflect their understanding of developmental stages and issues. The externship allows participants to work directly in the infant care center and gain experience.  The hands-on experience of the externship gives participants the opportunity to practice by direct application of classroom learning through the development and refining of personal professional techniques for a safe and appropriate application of acquired knowledge of early childhood education and care for infants and toddlers. ITERS – Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale is a supplemental component of this course.

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$325

ECE/CDA-200

Child, Family, & Community

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

In this course students explore how the child develops in a variety of contexts, including the family, community, and early childhood institutions.  It gives the students the tools they need to become professionals who can work with both the children and parents in ways to support children in a healthy, secure, way to socialize with members of their families and eventually society. Guidance strategies are presented, as well as child-rearing strategies that parents, parent educators, and other professionals can put to immediate use.

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$325

ECE/CDA-500

Early Childhood Program Administration & Management

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

This course addresses the latest trends affecting the child care workforce and provides specific guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining quality personnel, including job descriptions and hiring practices.  The role of the Program Administrator as a mentor, coach, and instructional leader are covered, along with important business issues within the Administrator’s responsibilities, such as financial planning, and budget development and management, how to use social media effectively, program evaluation, facility planning and management for private child and infant care centers, faith-based center programs, family child care homes, and a variety of other programs including state and federal operations. Students will review governmental regulations, licensing, certifications, and accreditation. PAS – Program Administration Scale is a supplemental component of this course.

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$325

ECE/CDA-300

Program Curriculum Theories, Methods, & Materials

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

In this course students explore developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years.  Students will address all aspects of classroom life, including the roles of children and adults; the physical and social environments; and learning and assessing within multiple domains for children.  Students will learn about practical, research-based guidelines for translating theory into best practice that accommodates age-appropriateness, individual differences, and social and cultural diversity.  Students learn how to conceptualize, plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum through detailed application opportunities.  ECERS – Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale is a supplemental component of this course.

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$325

ECE/CDA-600

Preventive Health, Safety & Nutrition with Pediatric First-Aid & CPR

Units: 3

Prerequisites: None

Lecture Hours: 15

Course Completion Hours: 90

*For students pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, this course can be applied toward the formal education requirement.

In this course students will demonstrate a piece of fundamental knowledge in basic skills of child health, safety and nutrition; demonstrate a basic knowledge of Title 22 requirements concerning health, safety and nutrition; plan and prepare a menu of healthy snacks and meals according to Title 22 requirements and the Food Guide Pyramid; demonstrate the capacity to develop an Emergency/ Disaster plan and Receive a Pediatric CPR and First Aid card.

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$325

ONLY 3 STEPS TO COMPLETE OUR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Step One:

Attend & participate in our

15-hour lecture

Step One: 15 hrs of 90 hrs course

The three (3) components need to be completed within 90-days including attendance of the 2-day lecture.
Independent Study and Reading Assignments:  
Once enrollment has been completed students will receive their course syllabus that consists of their class assignments, policies and required Independent Study and Reading Assignments.  Assignments can be completed prior to sitting in the 2-day lecture or up to 90 days after attending the 2-day lecture.  The number of assignments varies from course to course for an average of about 6 assignments per course.
Delivery Methods
Theoria Technical College has two-course delivery methods. 
  1. On-site at our School Campus: 5857 Owens Avenue, Suite 300, Carlsbad, Ca 92008 (currently not available due to COVID-19)
  2. Online (Distance Education) in our live-interactive virtual learning environment.
Lecture:
The 15-hour lecture can be completed by either attending in-person at our Carlsbad facility or by attending on-line the very same lecture in a live interactive online classroom.  In this live environment, you will be able to see, hear, and interact with the instructor, the on-site students, and online students.  
Practicum:  
The practicum is like work experience.  Students are required to complete 45 hours of practicum at the center they are currently working at or volunteering at a licensed child care facility.  If students need assistance in locating a volunteer practicum location, they should contact Theoria's Operations Department who will try to help with placement.

In order to participate in the Distance Education Program, students need access to: A laptop, desktop computer, Ipad, iPhone or Android , a good wifi or internet connection

enrollment

Open

Next Start Date:

January 23, 2021

Start as soon as you complete enrollment!

Theoria Technical College offers open enrollment. Students may enroll at any time.  Upon enrollment, students will receive orientation instruction as to school policies and procedures required to comply with the school, regulations, and outlining established tuition, fees, and charges.

With our online degree program, certificate program, or courses, students can start almost every weekend, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at Theoria year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of associates degree—sooner than you might think!

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Degrees & Programs

Degrees

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education 

Theoria Technical College

5857 Owens Avenue, Suite 300, Carlsbad, CA  92008

Office: (760) 487-8436 | Fax: (800) 608-5994

Email: info@theoriatechnical.com​

Programs

  • Child Growth and Development (ECE/CDA-100)

  • Child, Family, and Community (ECE/CDA-200)

  • Program Curriculum Theories, Methods, and Materials (ECE/CDA-300)

  • S.T.E.M. for Preschool (ECE/CDA-310)

  • ​Infant/Toddler Development and Care  (ECE/CDA-400)

  • Early Childhood Program Administration and Management (ECE/CDA-500)

  • Adult Supervision and Leadership (ECE/CDA-510)

  • Preventive Health, Safety, and Nutrition with Pediatric First-Aid and CPR (ECE/CDA-600)

 

Theoria Technical College is a private institution located in Carlsbad, California. Theoria Technical College is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. (School Code: 93832543)

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