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Child Development Courses
 
   
 

 

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  •  CHLD  1 
  •  CHLD  5    
  •  CHLD  6   
  •  CHLD 10 
  •  CHLD 10H 
  •  CHLD 11 
  •  CHLD 50
  •  CHLD 51     
  •  CHLD 61
  •  CHLD 62
  •  CHLD 63   
  •  CHLD 64  
  •  CHLD 66 
  •  CHLD 66L
  •  CHLD 67   
  •  CHLD 67L
  •  CHLD 68
  •  CHLD 69
  • CHLD 71A
  •  CHLD 71B
  •  CHLD 72 
  •  CHLD 73    
  •  CHLD 74
  •  CHLD 75 
  •  CHLD 81
  •  CHLD 82
  •  CHLD 83 
  •  CHLD 84  
  •  CHLD 85     
  •  CHLD 91  
  •  CHLD 92
  •  CHLD 99 
Child Development Courses Banner Image
The Child Development Department offers these 30 'CHLD' courses:

CHLD 1 - Child, Family & Community
CHLD 5 - Principles/Practices
                 in Child Development Programs
CHLD 6 - Survey of Child Development
                 Curriculum
CHLD 10 - Child Growth and
                    Development
CHLD 10H - Child Growth and
                    Development - Honors
CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent
                    Development
CHLD 50 - Multicultural Education:
                   Anti-Bias Perspective
CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child
                   Development
CHLD 61 - Language Arts and Art
                   Media for Young Children
CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development
                   for Young Children
CHLD 63 - Creative Sciencing and
                   Math for Young Children
CHLD 64 - Health, Safety, and
                   Nutrition of Young Children
CHLD 66 - Early Childhood
                    Development Observation
CHLD 66L - Early Childhood
                      Development Observation
                      Laboratory
CHLD 67 - Early Childhood
                    Development Participation
CHLD 67L - Early Childhood
                      Development Participation
                      Laboratory
CHLD 68 - Children With Special Needs
CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development
                      Field Work Seminar
CHLD 71A - Administration of Child
                      Development Programs
CHLD 71B - Management/Marketing/
                      Personnel for EDC Programs
CHLD 72 - Teacher, Parent, and Child
                      Relationships
CHLD 73 - Infant/Toddler Care and
                      Development
CHLD 74 - Program Planning for the
                      School Age Child
CHLD 75 - Supervising Adults in Early
                      Childhood Settings
CHLD 81 - Current Curriculum Models
                      in Child Development
CHLD 82 - Advocacy in Child Development
CHLD 83 - Current Issues in Child
                      Development
CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child
                      Development
CHLD 85 - Infants at Risk
CHLD 91 - Early Childhood Development
                      Field Work
CHLD 92 - Family Child Care
CHLD 99 - Independent Studies in
                      Child Development Laboratory
                      Settings
Click on any of the tabbed links above to see the details about each course.



CHLD 1 Course Image
Child Development is presented as the interaction and collaboration between children, parents, family, school and community

This course studies family systems in contemporary society as they impact children and their individual heritage, diverse culture, ability and language.  This course explores the value of communication, the development of child advocacy skills and the ability to use community resources to empower families.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to:
  1. identify and analyze theories of socialization that address the interrelationship of child, family, and community as well as family systems, beliefs and dynamics that promote healthy family relationships.
  2. examine and describe the agents of socialization (family, peers, school, media and community) and social issues that influence the developing child.
  3. critically assess how changing educational, political, social, economic and cultural factors directly impact the lives of children and families.
  4. explore and evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to families, develop referral skills that help children and families access empowering community resources and analyze effective advocacy skills that establish effectual public policies pertaining to children and families
  5. explore and evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to families, develop referral skills that help children and families access empowering community resources and analyze effective advocacy skills that establish effectual public policies pertaining to children and families

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CHLD 5 Course Image
This course is an overview of early childhood development programs: their histories, philosophies and emphasis; methods of guidance and discipline, licensing and regulations for state, federal and private programs.  The philosophies of education young children are reviewd, while examining developmentally appropriate practices, including the influence of culture and inclusive environments on the developing child.

In addition, the course explores career paths, professional growth, and ethics.  : Student assignments involve ten hours outside class time observation and participation in children's programs.

(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 5 - Principles/Practices in Child Development Programs will be able to:
  1. evaluate Early care and Education Program regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California.
  2. interpret best and promising teaching and care practices as defined within the field of early care and education's history, range of delevery systems, program types and philosphies and ethical standards.
  3. assess early childhood settings, curriculum, and teaching strategies utilizing indicators of quality early childhood practice that support all children including those with diverse characteristics.
  4. examine the value of play as a vehicle for developing skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strengthening relationships among young children.
  5. analyze the relationship between observation, planning, implementation and assessment in developing effective teaching strategies and positive learning and development.
  6. examine a variety of guidance and interaction strategies to increase children's social development as it relates to their competence in building relationships within a classroom setting:
    • promote respectful adult-to-child interactions and relationships
    • promote sincere teacher-to-child communiques
    • promote best practices in peer-to-peer relationships

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CHLD 6 Course Image
This course is an overview of curriculum design for early childhood programs, including planning, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, and observing the interaction of play and development of the whole child.  The organization of materials, curriculum areas, and resources are explored.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 6 - Survey of Child Development Curriculum will be able to:
  1. analyze observations to assess and plan activities to meet the diverse needs of children in a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  2. apply principles of child development theories and current curriculum models in program planning.
  3. plan and develop appropriate foundational curriculum infusing early language and literacy; physical/motor mastery; creativity/arts, math, science and technology as curriculum areas.
  4. analyze environmental conditions and evaluate the role of curriculum in supporting healthy growth and development, socialization, self regulation, and self help skills for children
  5. plan and develop appropriate foundational curriculum infusing early language and literacy; physical/motor mastery; creativity/arts, math, science and technology as curriculum areas.

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CHLD 10 Course Image
Developmental approach to the study of the child identifying forces affecting growth processes from conception through adulthood.

Meets requirements for Title 22 and Title V Regulations pertaining to Child Development Permit.  Out-of-class observations and interviews required.  TB test required.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to:
  1. demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  2. compare and contrast various theoretical frameworks that relate to the study of human development.
  3. analyze major developmental milestones in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies from conception through adulthood.
  4. analyze how cultural, economic, political, historical contexts affect children's development.
  5. apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies.
  6. differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages of development.
  7. analyze the importance of the early years and the interaction between maturational processes and social/environmental factors and their effect on various stages of development.

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CHLD 10H Course Image
Developmental approach to the study of the child identifying forces affecting growth processes from conception through adulthood. Meets requirements for Title 22 and Title V Regulations pertaining to Child Development Permit.  Out-of-class observations and interviews required. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience for accelerated students. Students may not receive credit for both CHLD 10 and CHLD 10H.

TB test required.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to:
  1. demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  2. compare and contrast various theoretical frameworks that relate to the study of human development.
  3. analyze major developmental milestones in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies from conception through adulthood.
  4. analyze how cultural, economic, political, historical contexts affect children's development.
  5. apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies.
  6. differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages of development.
  7. analyze the importance of the early years and the interaction between maturational processes and social/environmental factors and their effect on various stages of development.

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CHLD 11 Course Image
Examines major physical, psychosocial, cognitive, language and brain developmental processes prenatal through adolescence.  Emphasis on developmental theory, research methodologies, maturational processes and environmental factors.

Meets Title 22 and Title V requirements for the Child Development Permit.   TB test, out of class observations and interviews required.   Meets transfer requirements for child development majors.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will be able to:

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CHLD 50 Course Image
Current approaches to diversity in the early childhood setting.  Students will create culturally relavant and inclusive teaching environments while fostering the goals of anti-bias curriculum.

An emphasis is placed on addressing issues of bias that children and families experience on a daily basis in our society and recognizing effective and respectful handling of bias.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 50 - Multicultural Education: Anti-Bias Perspective will be able to :
  1. identify and develop strategies to respond to bias.
  2. recognize various theories that support the effects of children's identity in a diverse society.
  3. evaluate professional and social experiences as they relate to teaching children and working with families from diverse backgrounds.

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CHLD 51  Course Image
This course examines the developmental continuum of literacy from birth through early childhood.  Considerations of cultural and liguistic diversity are applied to the study of how children become competent in all areas of language.

The student will gain an appreciation of the importance of interaction and cooperation between home and school underlies the exploration of language and literacy acquisition.   Issues of early literacy in public policy are reviewed.  A TB test/observations are required.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will:
  1. be able to identify the various mechanisms of dual language learning as they apply in and out of the school setting
  2. know the various mechanisms involved in acquiring language, including pertinent theories of same
  3. know the principles and theories related to learning to read
  4. know the regions of the brain related to language use, their typical development and ways to promote it
  5. know the place of literacy in our society, primarily as a reult of its pivotal role in traversing the education system with its related rewards

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CHLD 61 Course Image
In this course language and literacy development of young children (0 to 6 years) is explored through developmentally appropriate activities, language study, games and play.   Students will learn the role of creative art in the curriculum in relationship to the child's development and creativity.

The course is designed to emphasize ways to develop an nclusive culturally and linguistically appropriate learning environment which encourages the child's use of senses and builds an awareness of aesthetic materials.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 61 - Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the ability to evaluate the developmental appropriateness of creative art materials and activities for young children.
  2. identify and develop curriculum activities and materials that demonstrate the relationship between creative experience and early literacy skills.
  3. recognize the importance of the teacher's role as facilitator and demonstrate methods to promote development through creative art and early literacy activities.

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CHLD 62 Course Image
This courses explores the rold of music and movement in a child's development.   The course emphasizes students' development in practical activities including making music, movement, singing and musical instruments.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to:
  1. demonstrate the relationship between music and movement.
  2. demonstate the ability to create music using the autoharp, rhythm and other instruments.
  3. design music and motor curriculum to meet the assessed needs of young children.
  4. listen to music and evaluate appropriate music for young children.

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CHLD 63 Course Image
This course provides an exploration of children's thinking processes and problem solving abilities as they become aware of the physical world.  Focuses on discussion, planning, and creating basic science and math expriences.  The course emphsasizes creative aspects of math and science.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 63 - Creative Sciencing and Math for Young Children will be able to:
  1. evaluate and apply current developmental learning theory.
  2. examine personal awareness of math or science phobia and analyze its effect when working with children.
  3. analyze and apply current basic math and science principles for developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  4. design and demonstrate appropriate math and science activities/curriculum planning.
  5. justify activities which develop national/state standards/foundations

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CHLD 64 Course Image
This course examines the relationship between a child's health status, safe learning environments, and proper nutrition.   Emphasis is placed on the adult role in:
  • preventative health care
  • legal and ethical reporting of abuse
  • assisting families to assess community services while supporting family practices
            from diverse populations.
  • universal health precautions
  • evaluates center/agency policies ith licensing requirements
  • food program service with guidelines for food handling
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to:
  1. assess strategies to maximize the mental and physical health of children and adults in programs for all young children in accordance with culturally, linguistic and developmentally sound practice.
  2. evaluate regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California Health & Safety Codes.
  3. identify health, safety, and environmental risks in children's programs in the indoor and outdoor environments.
  4. analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship between healthy development and nutrition.
  5. evaluate regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to health, safety, and nutrition in support of young children, teachers and families

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CHLD 66 Course Image
Emphasizes the importance of obervation of children's behavior and its significance in understanding child development principles.  Focus will be on the interaction of the preschool child with the environment and with significant people.
(36 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 66 - Early Childhood Development Observation will be able to:
  1. assess the value of partnership with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.
  2. demonstrate knowledge and application of the Desired Results Developmental Profile, California Child Development Permit Matrix, and California Preschool Learning Foundations.
  3. critically compare the purpose, value and use of formal and informal observation and assessment strategies and ethical implications within cultural and social contexts in early childhood settings.
  4. demonstrate systematic observation methods to provide data to assess the impact of environment, interactions and curriculum on all domains of children's learning and development.
  5. embed activities related to assessment within play-based environments, developmentally appropriate curriculum and care routines for typical and atypically developing children.

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CHLD 66L Course Image
This laboratory course provides the student with an understanding of child development through observations in the laboratory school setting.  The holistic approach to child study is emphasized.  Students synthesize information which they have recorded and relate it to different areas of the preschool child's growth and development.
(54 hours lab;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 66 - Early Childhood Development Observation Laboratory will be able to:
  1. determine at least three developmental needs of a child by analyzing specific records of observations and assessment tools to design a means of promoting the child's growth and development while demonstrating social and cultural sensitivity.
  2. demonstrate developmentally appropriate curriculum plans for small groups of children utilizing information assessed through observations.
  3. identify, through observations of young children, behavior showing relationships with the social environment and write objective records to assess developmental domains.
  4. assess a child's development using detailed observations and synthesize a comprehensive child study report.
  5. synthesize and produce a summary of child's behavior and growth trends by analyzing specific records of observations and assessment tools.

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CHLD 67 Course Image
Application of knowledge of child development principles in the preschool children's classroom setting and recognition of skills necessary for the teacher of young children.   The course includes the evaluation of participation experiences.
(36 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 67 - Early Childhood Development Participation will be able to:
  1. integrate understandings of children's development and needs to develop and maintain healthy, safe, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all children.
  2. evaluate the effectiveness of an early childhood curriculum, classroom, teaching strategies and how teachers involve families in their children's development and learning to improve teaching practices for all children.

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CHLD 67L Course Image
Teaching experiences in the preschool children's classroom related to creating evironment, managing program, preparing materials, planning and carrying out activities for individual children and groups of children.
(63 hours lab;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 67L - Early Childhood Development Participation Laboratory will be able to:
  1. integrate understandings of children's development and needs to develop and maintain healthy, safe, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments for all children.
  2. evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum, classroom set up, teaching practices, an how teachers involve families in their childrens development and learning in order to improve practicum students teaching practices.
  3. design, implement and evaluate curriculum activities that are based on observation and assessment of young children.
  4. critically assess one's own teaching experiences to guide and inform practice.

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CHLD 68 Course Image
This course explores the characteristics of the needs of typically and atypically developing children in the areas of cognitive, physical, neurological, emotional and social development.  The course identifies legal requirements, current issues, community resources and the IEP / IFSP process.  Emphasis is placed on modifications, adaptaptations, accommodations and teaching techniques involved in the inclusive classroom.  Required observations in community agencies.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 68 - Children with Special Needs will be able to:
  1. identify and describe the categories of disability recognized by the California Department of Education and their associated definitions and characteristics.
  2. analyze and evaluate the history of legislation pertaining to the education of children with disabilites from 1975 to the present.
  3. identify key elements of development from birth through 8 years, and assess genetic and environmental risk factors to this development.

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CHLD 69 Course Image
Selected topics pertinent to the problems of students placed in community sites.   Topics include:
  • philosophical orientation
  • curriculum
  • parent involvement
  • staff relations
  • professionalism
  • professional growth
The course will involve study, discussion, and research.
(36 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to:
  1. assess quality indicators in early childhood development programs utilizing appropriate tools.
  2. outline strategies for personal marketability and continuing professional development.
  3. develop strategies to inform and involve families in their children's learning and development.
  4. apply a variety of effective approaches, strategies and techniques supporting positive relationships with children and adults.
  5. critically assess one's own teaching experiences to guide and inform practice.

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CHLD 71A Course Image
This course delves into the history of the education of children in context of their care and development, laws governing children's programs in California, and the goals of childhood development.  Topics covered include: the administrator's job description, program budget, personnel selection and standards, records and reports, and staff policies.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 71A - Administration of Child Development Programs will be able to:
  1. design and evaluate a children's program according to current laws and regulations governing private and public early childhood programs.
  2. analyze and apply appropriate financial and record keeping practices.
  3. evaluate children's program practices as measured by State licensing regulations and standardized evaluation tools.
  4. identify and analyze professional roles and ethical conduct related to current child care and education issues and legislation.

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CHLD 71B Course Image
This course presents stategic planning for early childhood development programs, including financial administration, budgeting, and marketing.

The course investigates basic financial / data management programs; examines personnel management practices designed to facilitate director / administrator / staff relationships; and explores staff development strategies and techniques employed in creative teaching methods.
 
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 71B - Management/Marketing/Personnel for ECD Programs will be able to:
  1. define and interpret legislative mandates, educational trends and fiscal management in private and state funded children's programs.
  2. plan for widely accepted procedures involved in the development of personnel policies and staff recruitment, evaluation and termination.
  3. identify and apply appropriate business practices, marketing strategies, and computational and record keeping procedures.
  4. analyze professional roles and responsibilities including ethical conduct.
  5. evaluate the principles for environmental design, materials, equipment and curriculum including the staffing ratios and scheduling to support a program's educational philosophy.
  6. identify and analyze family structure, cultural values and the environmental circumstances which impact child education and care.

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CHLD 72 Course Image
This course presents a comprehensive examiniation of child / parent / teacher relastionships to better understand family dynamics and to recognize influences in the child development setting.

Theories of sequential changes in parent / child / school relations are presented within the large social context.  Strategies dealing with issues that emerge when working with children and their families in the school setting are presented.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 72 - Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships will be able to:
  1. compare and contrast various frameworks to develop effective strategies dealing with concerns that emerge when working with children and families in the school setting.
  2. critically analyze theory, research and beliefs that affect family dynamics and the sequencial changes in parent/child/school relationships.
  3. demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and utilize problem-solving skills when address parenting approaches.

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CHLD 73 Course Image
Caregivers and parents learn developmentally approriate practices for infants and toddlers applicable to families and group care, environmental planning, and developing relationships between diverse families and staff.

Student assignments involve up to ten hours of observations and participation with infants and toddlers outside of class time.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable, CSU)

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Students completing CHLD 73 - Infant/Toddler Care and Development will be able to:
  1. observe, assess, document and dialogue with parents and colleagues the developmental charateristics of typical and atypical infants and toddlers emphasising the implications of the child's or family's culture as it relates to learning and development
  2. identify components of a developmentally appropriate infant and toddler care environment and compare and contrast those qualities with Title 22 Regulations
  3. identify a conceptual understanding of cognitive and brain development in young children (birth - 3) that support growth and development in a creative environment
  4. analyze principles of health and safety in caring for infants and toddlers in all settings

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CHLD 74 Course Image
This course integrates the principles of child development relataed to working with the school-age child.  Program planning and legal requirements for school-age programs are emphasized.

Students will explore age-appropriate discipline and conflict resolution and develop activity planning consistent with school-age content standards.  Student assignments will include observations of school-age programs.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 74 - Program Planning for the School Age Child will be able to:
  1. assess, implement and evaluate a variety of activites (curriculum) for school-age children in a group setting.
  2. analyze principles of human development theories as they relate to the school-age child's growth and development.
  3. identify and determine major components within the school-age care setting and how they affect their social, emotional, physical , cognitive and cultural development.

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CHLD 75 Course Image
The methods and principles of working with an supervising adults in the early childhood setting are explored.

Emphasis is placed on the role of the experienced children's teacher who functions as a model and mentor to new teachers as s/he addresses the needs of children, parents and staff.
(36 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 75 - Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings will:
  1. have attained competency in supervision and guidance strategies for adutls in supervisory capacities in early childhood environment, classrooms or programs.
  2. be able to examine and recognize the developmental learning stages of individuals to develop short and long term leadership and professional development goals.
  3. be able to identify styles of management and apply effective conflict mangement skills when working with Early educators in various roles.

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CHLD 81 Course Image
This course provides students with working knowledge of specific curriculum models appropriate for child development programs.  Child Development curriculum origins, classroom practices, pros, cons, and evaluation methods are discussed.  The curriculum model will change with course offering. and staff.
(18 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)
(May be taken two times for credit.)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Students completing CHLD 81 - Current Curriculum Models in Child Development will be able to:
  1. discuss the different curriculum models
  2. analyze the different components of the curriculum model
  3. Sdesign appropriate curriculum or materials for this model
  4. evaluate community child development programs using the criteria of the curriculum method.

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CHLD 82 Course Image
This course investigates current issues in Child Development and explores the process of advocacy on behalf of children.
(18 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)
(May be taken two times for credit.)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Students completing CHLD 82 - Advocacy in Child Development will be able to:
  1. identify current issues, conditions and concerns affecting children.
  2. develop strategies to communicate the importance of issue to community.
  3. develop an implementation plan to present strategies to target populations.

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CHLD 83 Course Image
This course provides the student with a working knowledge of current research in child Development and helps the student apply that ressearch to their programs and teaching.

Issues covered will change with course offerings.  :STudents who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction, investigation and practice.
(18 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)
(May be taken two times for credit.)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Students completing CHLD 83 - Current Issues in Child Development will be able to:
  1. identify current issues within the field of Early Care and Education that either positively or negatively impact children and their families.
  2. compare and contrast research and current practices in the field of Early Care and Education to analyze appropriate solutions to current issues within the field of Early Care and Education that either positively or negatively impact children and their families.
  3. demonstrate the ability to research and contact a community agency or organization related to the identified issue and report to the class.

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CHLD 84 Course Image
This course explores problem solving approaches to guidance and discipline of children in child development settings.  Students will investigate appropriate developmental and attitudinal aspects of producing a respectful environment between children, caregivers and parents.
(18 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will:
  1. be able to examine and evaluate literature on various attitudes and cultural differences of child rearing, child guidance, discipline theory and approaches.
  2. be able to identify, apply and analyze guidance and discipline procedures appropriate to specific ages and situations.
  3. be able to analyze classroom and playground environments that promote positive guidance and limit discipline requirements.
  4. understand children's basic needs, age related characteristics, motivations, and fears which influence behavior using foundational theoretical knowledge.
  5. be able to observe in a classroom setting and analyze the teacher's effectiveness in classroom management and discipline. Students will apply appropriate strategies.

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CHLD 85 Course Image
This course presents the principles and methods of working with infants and toddlers who are disabled or at-risk in the early childhood setting.

Emphasis is placed on issues affecting normal development prevention, intervention, referrals, and transition to school.  The course will prepare teachers of young children in appropriate planning in these settings.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Students completing CHLD 85 - Infants at Risk will be able to:
  1. appraise prenatal risk factors and recommend appropriate interventions.
  2. list key features of legislation related to serving families with at-risk infants.
  3. explain the in utero and neonatal problems associated with exposure to drugs and alcohol.

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CHLD 91 Course Image
This is a teacher-supervised work experience course which permits students to apply early childhood development principles in community preschools.

CHLD 69 Seminar will supplement the student's progress.  A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit.   It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester.
(75 hours lab;      Degree applicable)
(May be taken for Credit / No Credit only.)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 91 - Early Childhood Development Field Work will:
  1. be proficient in their practice in their field of study.
  2. be able to integrate understandings of children's development and needs, to develop and maintain healthy and safe environments for all children in a community school site.
  3. be able to integrate understandings of children's development and needs to develop challenging learning environments for all children in a community school site.
  4. be able to design, implement, and execute curriculum activities that are based on observation and assessment

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CHLD 92 Course Image
This course provides an overall view of home-based early education programs which includes standards of quality for the field of family child care in relationships, environments, activities, developmental learning goals, safety/health, professional and business practices.
(54 hours lecture;      Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 92 - Family Child Care will be able to:
  1. categorize, compare, and differentiate licensing regulations and their impact on the operation of the family child care home.
  2. analyze basic health and safety practices as part of the routine care of children.
  3. examine principles of child development and apply to activity planning that meets the needs of a diverse group of children, including those with special needs.
  4. describe effective guidance techniques, including communication skills, and apply to the family early care and education environment.
  5. design and evaluate environments for mixed-age groups of children.
  6. develop and evaluate contracts and policies that can be implemented in a family child care home program.
  7. examine strategies for establishing collaborative relationships between family child care providers and community resources that support families and children.

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CHLD 99 Course Image
Extended laboratory experiences supplementary to those available in the regular program that allows the student to pursue more advanced and extended laboratory experiences.  Students who repeat this course will increase skill proficiencies in Child Development.
(162 hours lab)

Course Measurable Objectives:



Objectives will vary from semester to semester and from student to student, depending on the specifics agreed to in the Independent Study Contract.   A general objective of all independent study is for the student to increase knowledge, awareness, or skill in an area of child development beyond what is covered in the normal laboratory experience.

Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CHLD 99 - Independent Studies in Child Development Laboratory Settings will:

 
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