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Dual Concentration in Early Intervention and Early Biliteracy Development


Children from birth to age 5 can face a number of challenges when preparing to succeed in school. By choosing this dual concentration, you can gain the knowledge and skills to address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children and their families—in the same amount of time it would take to complete one concentration. Our supportive faculty members bring their real-world experience to the program so that you learn evidence-based strategies that help you become a culturally responsive professional.

You can transfer up to 90 semester units into this program.


This program can help you prepare for careers including:

  • Early childhood teacher/assistant

  • Director of child development programs

  • Family day care provider

  • Infant-toddler child care provider/teacher

  • Elementary school pre-teacher trainee

  • Preschool and child development center administrator

  • Parent educator

  • Human services agency representative

  • Mental health consultant

  • Elementary and secondary school staff member

  • Child/youth advocate in social and legal arenas

Degree Requirements

If you are a San Mateo County Community College District student, you can complete this concentration on campus at Cañada College. Find out more about the completion and admission requirements.

Lower-Division Core Child Development Courses (22 units)
EDU 101
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 103 Child Growth and Development 3
ECE 105 Observations and Assessment Techniques 3
ECE 106 Child, Family, and Community 3
ECE 110 Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CD 214 Understanding Children's Behavior: Social Emotional Guidance 3

Upper-Division Core Child Development Courses (27 units)
PSY 325
CD 352 Cognitive and Language Development 3
CD 353 Play, Development and Learning 3
CD 450 Socio-Emotional Development of Children 3
CD 452 Leadership and Advocacy for Children 3
CD 453 Research in Child Development 3
CD 455 Culture and Cognition 3
CD 454 Practicum in Early Childhood Education II 3
CD 458 Becoming a Child Development Professional (Online Students) 3

Concentration Courses (18 units)
CD 434 Literacy Development in Second Language Learners 3
CD 435 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
CD 436 Socio‐Cultural Issues in Biliteracy Education
CD 442 Methods for Second Language Learners 3
CD 457 Observation and Assessment of Differently-Able Young 3
ECE 216 Infant –Toddler Care and Education 3
CD 219 Inclusive Practices for Young Children 3
Elective Courses (9 units)
Choose any courses that interest you from this program, our general education program, or our other undergraduate programs.