Early Literacy Development (SC)

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Teach Children Your Love of Literature

Develop your love of children’s literature into a career through the Early Literacy Development Skill Certificate. You’ll build skills in promoting literacy in young children and create a strong foundation in early reading and writing. You’ll be proficient in the art of storytelling and presenting literature to others which are skills you can use as a teacher, librarian, or bookseller.  

You’ll study written works of art, thoroughly examining literature written for children ages 8 and younger. If you’re a word nerd or bibliophile, this is a great start to your future career in books, with an emphasis in children’s prose.  

Careers in Early Literacy Development

If you love books and children’s literature, the Skill Certificate in Early Literacy Development will help you whether you choose to pursue a teaching credential, seek a quieter career inside a library, wish to write your own children’s works, or want to help develop school district’s or organization’s literacy programs. 

Here are some possible occupations you could have through having an Early Literacy Development Skill Certificate: 

Career information below is taken from bls.gov in November 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

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National data

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Master’s Degree $59,050 $28.39/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed
6% increase
(as fast as average)
134,800

Develop written content for various types of media.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $62,170/year $29.89/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 0% increase
(little or no change)
123,200

 

Instruct young students in basic subjects in order to prepare them for future schooling. Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $57,980/year $27.85/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 3% increase
(as fast as average)
1,569,000

Oversee school curricula and teaching standards; develop instructional material, implement it, and assess its effectiveness.

National data

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Master's Degree $64,450/year $30.98/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
5 years or more 6% increase
(as fast as average)
181,600

What You’ll Learn at LASC in Early Childhood Curriculum

With your Skill Certificate in Early Literacy Development Curriculum, you’ll be on your way to a career in early childhood education. You can also apply the skills you’ve learned to a career as a teacher or continue your education and get your teaching credentials or a bachelor’s degree in a related field:

  • Advance your knowledge in the creation of a curriculum in early childhood education so you will know the core principles, strategies, techniques, and outcomes behind a successful and engaging curriculum.
  • Understand the new trends and strategies within early childhood development so you can help foster a love of learning in young children.
  • Want to get a bachelor’s degree? If you haven’t received your associate degree, you can get yours in Child Development at LASC! We also have an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree that gives you guaranteed admission into a CSU and some UCs! Save money on your first two years of college learning from thought-provoking faculty before transferring to a four-year college or university. Visit your academic counselor to find out more.

 

Degrees & Courses You Will Take

Review LASC’s Skill Certificate in Early Literacy Development, along with our suggested course of study for this program. Go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information:

Total Units Required: 15

 

Required Courses: Units
CH DEV 1 Child Growth and Development 3
CH DEV 2 Early Childhood: Principles and Practices  3
CH DEV 11 Child, Family, and Community 3

CH DEV 17  The Growing Brain II: From Birth to Five Years Old

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CH DEV 35 Fostering Literacy Development in Young Children  3
CH DEV 36 Literature for Early Childhood  1
CH DEV 37 Literature for School-Age Children 2
TOTAL UNITS 17

Get Ready Before You Start 

Interested in a career in teaching or promoting education? Before your first class starts at LASC, you can start preparing for your early childhood education career:

  • Make an appointment with your LASC academic counselor to review LASC’s program, develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), and discuss your career goals to see if getting an associate or even transferring to a four-year college or university may be beneficial for you goals for your future.
  • Still in high school? Contact local daycare and child development centers, elementary schools and preschools to see if you could observe for an afternoon to watch teachers and childcare workers in action. Talk with your high school counselor to see if they can recommend any local opportunities that you could be a part of. 

Grants

Make the most with your time at LASC, and gain career experience while meeting and working with others who want to further their knowledge and experience for a thriving career in child development: 

  • Child Development Teacher Grant - get money to help pay for your child development education so you can enter the field of childcare and development in a licensed children’s center.