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Careers with Children: Preschool Assistant 2

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This course focuses on building upon the fundamentals of Careers with Children: Preschool Assistant 1.  More specific and complex comprehensive skills involving the role of the teacher assistant, early childhood education curriculum, and early childhood educational environments are included.  Under the direction and supervision of a qualified, certificated lab teacher, students model the role of childhood education curriculum activities.  Through mentoring, supervision, and leadership positions in the child development lab classroom, students will demonstrate professionalism, communication, collaboration, and essential problem solving sills that apply to the Early Childhood Education philosophy and terminology.

Second-year students may become eligible for articulation with local community colleges; and those who complete 95 hours of classroom instruction, and 150 hours of field experience, with grades A or B may qualify to be hired as preschool teachers if they:

  • Possess a Careers With Children ROP Certificate of  Achievement
  • Are currently enrolled for a minimum of six Early Childhood Education units at a community college (until 12 units are earned).
  • Are 18 years of age or older

North Orange County ROP’s preschool labs are state-licensed training sites for high school students. Parents may be interested in having their preschool age child enroll in one of ROP’s preschool programs.


  • Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Careers with Children: Preschool Assistant 1
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Preschool Lab Required
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College (2018-2019): Students must take Careers with Children: Preschool Assistant 1 & Careers with Children: Preschool Assistant 2
    Santa Ana College (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: Students must take Careers with Children 1 & Careers with Children 2)

    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate; Child Development Assistant permit through the CTC once he/she is 18 years of age (minimum of 95 hours of related instruction and 150 hours of work-based learning)
  • Class Location(s): Anaheim HS, Cypress HS, Katella HS, Loara HS, Los Alamitos HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.