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Discipline: Certificate: Child Development - Early Childhood Teacher Certificate T0865
Course Name Course Number
Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience CHLD 87
  • Analyze classroom space and daily routines and their effect on behavior and interactions of children and teachers.
  • Demonstrate developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate practices in supervised early childhood classrooms.
  • Analyze student teaching experiences to inform and guide future teaching and collaborative practices.
Child and Adolescent Development CHLD 11
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will be able to compare and contrast diverse theoretical, cultural and historical perspectives and contexts, including current research trends that relate to the study of child development.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will analyze the importance of development in the early years and the interaction between maturational processes and social and environmental factors.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations and interviews using objective evaluative techniques.
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will analyze major developmental milestones for children prenatal through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, language and brain development using standard research methodologies.
Child, Family, School, and Community CHLD 1
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will evaluate evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to help 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
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to critique strategies that support and empower families through respectful, reciprocal relationships to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  • Students enrolled in CHLD 1 will be able to analyze one’s own goals and sense of self as related to family history and life experiences, assessing how this impacts relationships with children and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to examine and describe the agents of socialization (family, peers, school, media and community) and social issues that influence the developing child.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to critically assess how changing educational, political, social, economic and cultural factors directly impact the lives of children and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 1 - Child, Family and Community will be able to 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.
Early Childhood Development Field Work CHLD 91
  • Students completing CHLD 91 - evaluate professional strengths and competencies to identify areas needing improvement in conjunction with the mentor teacher supervisor and college instructor.
  • Students completing CHLD 91 - Demonstrate and promote the essential components of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate practice collaboratively with classroom teaching team.
  • Students completing CHLD 91 - Contribute to a quality work environment by maintaining a professional, mutually supportive attitude with teammates, children, and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 91 - Early Childhood Development Field Work will be able to support development and learning in all domains for each child in the group or classroom.
Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar CHLD 69
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to demonstrates ability to apply for and attain a California Child Development Permit.
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to practice self-assessment, growth-mindset and self-reflection to identify areas needing improvement.
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to model and implement nuanced conflict resolution strategies during interactions with staff, colleagues and families while working under the supervision of a mentor approved by the California Early Childhood Mentor Program (CECMP).
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to articulate the relationship between collaborative team work and quality services for children and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to create a professional resume and demonstrate job interview skills necessary for attaining employment in the ECE field.
  • Students completing CHLD 69 - Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar will be able to demonstrates that best practice is informed by the culture, language, economic status, and composition of families of the children in the learning environment.
Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment CHLD 66
  • Students completing CHLD 66 will be able to Implement knowledge and application of the DRDP and the California Preschool Learning Foundations.
  • Students completing CHLD 66 will be able to assess the value of partnership with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.
  • Students completing CHLD 66 will be able to use observational tools to identify quality in play-based environment, curriculum, and care routines and to detect trends and anomalies in individuals and groups.
  • Students completing CHLD 66 will be able to evaluate the characteristics, strengths, and limitations of common observation methods and assessment tools and their use in assessing the environment, interactions, and curriculum on all domains of children’s learning and development.
  • Students completing CHLD 66 will be able to 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.
Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory CHLD 66L
  • Students completing CHLD 66L will be able to 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.
  • Students completing CHLD 66L will be able to assess a child's development using detailed observations and synthesize a comprehensive child study report.
  • Students completing CHLD 66L will be able to interpret detailed observations of young children demonstrating and applying knowledge of developmental domains.
  • Students completing CHLD 66L will be able to implement developmentally appropriate curriculum plans for small groups of children utilizing information assessed through observations.
Early Childhood Education Practicum CHLD 67
  • Students completing in CHLD 67 - Early Childhood Education Practicum will be able to create a supportive learning environments for children, by addressing their needs and interests.
  • Students completing in CHLD 67 - Early Childhood Education Practicum will identify and evaluate appropriate teacher-child, child-child, and child-object interactions within the children's program.
  • Students completing CHLD 67 - Early Childhood Education Practicum will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood curriculum and classroom practices.
Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory CHLD 67L
  • Students completing in CHLD 67L - Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum, classroom set up, teaching practices, an how teachers involve families in their children's development and learning in order to improve practicum students teaching practices.
  • Students completing in CHLD 67L - Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory will be able to integrate understandings of children's development and needs to develop curriculum that is respectful, supportive and challenging for children.
  • Students completing in CHLD 67L - Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory will be able to critically assess one's own teaching experiences to guide and inform practice.
  • Students completing in CHLD 67L - Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory will be able to design, implement and evaluate curriculum activities that are based on observation and assessment of young children.
Early Literacy in Child Development CHLD 51
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to identify supportive family contexts that enhance children's language and literacy experiences.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to understand effective skills and strategies that facilitate literacy development, including theoretically sound and scientifically proven methodological practices.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to understand that literacy development is a complex, intricate, multi-step process; taking diverse learners through both similar and dissimilar paths to common grounds.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will be able to define and explain how early language and vocabulary development influences initial literacy and later academic success.
  • Students completing CHLD 51 will be able to describe how to differentiate instruction within a variety of learning contexts and with diverse learners, including second-language learners.
Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings CHLD 84
  • Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will understand children's basic needs, age related characteristics, motivations, and fears which influence behavior using foundational theoretical knowledge.
  • Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will observe in a classroom setting and analyze the teacher's effectiveness in classroom management and discipline. Students will apply appropriate strategies.
  • Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will be able to identify, apply and analyze guidance and discipline procedures appropriate to specific ages and situations.
  • Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will be able to analyze classroom and playground environments that promote positive guidance and limit discipline requirements.
  • Students completing CHLD 84 - Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings will be able to examine and evaluate literature on various attitudes and cultural differences of child rearing, child guidance, discipline theory and approaches.
Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children CHLD 64
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to 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.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to identify health, safety, and environmental risks in children's programs in the indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship between healthy development and nutrition.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to evaluate regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to health, safety, and nutrition in support of young children, teachers and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children will be able to evaluate regulations, standards, policies according to Title 22 California Health & Safety Codes.
  • Students completing CHLD 64 - Identify laws and regulations supporting health, safety, and nutrition in children’s programs including mandated reporting and characteristics of abuse and neglect.
Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar CHLD 86
  • Students completing CHLD 86 will be able to utilize effective record keeping systems to document, assess, and track children’s progress.
  • Students completing CHLD 86 will be able to apply understanding of current research and developmental theories to planning experiences for young children.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate curriculum and environments based on observation and assessment of young children.
  • Students completing CHLD 86 will be able to plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum using various techniques and teaching strategies based on the needs and interests of young children.
Introduction to Child Development Curriculum CHLD 6
  • Students completing CHLD 6 - Introduction to Child Development Curriculum will be able to analyze observations to assess and plan activities to meet the diverse needs of children ages birth to 8 years old in a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  • Students completing CHLD 6 Introduction to Child Development Curriculum will be able to apply principles of child development theories and current curriculum models in curriculum implementation.
  • Students completing CHLD 6 - Introduction to Child Development Curriculum will be able to plan and develop appropriate foundational curriculum infusing early language and literacy; physical\/motor mastery; creativity\/arts, math, science and technology as curriculum areas.
  • Students completing CHLD 6 - Introduction to Child Development Curriculum will be able to analyze environmental design and conditions, and evaluate the role of curriculum in meeting the individual needs of the children.
Introduction to Children with Special Needs CHLD 68
  • Students enrolled in CHLD 68 will identify characteristics of disabilities in young children and appropriate interventions based on the developmental continuum
  • Evaluate the history of inclusion and its role in shaping current policies related to best practices of inclusion for children with special needs and their families
  • Understand how to collaborate with families and community agencies in supporting the development of children with special needs
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children CHLD 61
  • Students completing CHLD 61 - Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children will be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate the developmental appropriateness of creative art materials and activities for young children.
  • Students completing CHLD 61 - will be able to recognize the importance of the teacher's role as facilitator and demonstrate methods to develop and evaluate early childhood literacy materials including books, poetry, storytelling, poetry, puppetry and flannel boards that lead to a child’s literacy development.
  • Students completing CHLD 61 - will be able to identify and develop curriculum activities and materials that support the young child’s development, expression and learning through art activities.
Math and Science for Young Children CHLD 63
  • Students completing CHLD 63 - Math and Science for Young Children will be able to Examine one’s own personal attitudes and experiences while developing positive dispositions towards the study of math and science.
  • Students completing CHLD 63 - Math and Science for Young Children will be able to plan and develop developmentally appropriate mathematics and science experiences based on the California Preschool Learning Foundations and national standards.
  • Students completing CHLD 63 - Math and Science for Young Children will be able to evaluate and apply current developmental learning theory.
  • Students completing CHLD 63 - Math and Science for Young Children will be able to design interactive, engaging curriculum based on children’s natural interest in mathematics and science.
  • Students completing CHLD 63 - Math and Science for Young Children will be able to analyze how children’s curiosity and learning takes place in everyday environments, through interactions, relationships, activities and play.
Music and Motor Development for Young Children CHLD 62
  • Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to compare and contrast current research on the role of music and movement on children's development consistent with CA state standards.
  • Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to plan and implement developmentally appropriate music and motor curriculum.
  • Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to research and design music and motor curriculum to meet the assessed needs of young children.
  • Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to demonstrate the ability to create music using instruments such as percussion instruments, strings instruments, and wind instruments.
  • Students completing CHLD 62 - Music and Motor Development for Young Children will be able to create a repertoire of music and motor activities for young children.
Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs CHLD 5
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to differentiate between program types (curriculum, environments, ethical standard, policies, etc.), quality standards, and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to identify children's developmental needs and processes and describe adaptations to curriculum and environmental design to support children's learning in all domains, including physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development.
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to investigate various foundations and theories in the field of early childhood education as a basis for forming a personal philosophy of teaching and developing professional goals
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to identify components of a play-based curriculum
  • Students completing CHLD 5 will be able to apply observational skills and describe the relationship of observation, planning, implementation, and assessment in effective programming.
  • Describe and analyze the characteristics of effective collaborative relationships and interactions between early childhood professionals, children, and families to support children's development
  • Identify historical context, learning theories, philosophies, and professional pathways in early childhood\neducation, including ethical conduct and professional standards.
  • Identify effective teacher characteristics and roles in early childhood programs, including planning, implementing, evaluating activities and environments, and collaborating with others.
Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings CHLD 75
  • Students completing CHLD 75 - Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings will be able to Identify effective leadership methods and develop techniques for supporting and developing professional growth consistent with the philosophy and cultural climate of the early childhood program.
  • CHLD 75 students will develop and apply self-reflection strategies to enhance leadership, mentoring, communication, and problem-\nsolving skills
  • Students completing CHLD 75 - Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings will be able to Identify effective leadership methods and develop techniques for supporting and developing professional growth consistent with the philosophy and cultural climate of the early childhood program.
Teaching in a Diverse Society CHLD 50
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Teaching in a Diverse Society will evaluate how personal values, beliefs, attitudes, biases, and experiences influence teaching approaches and interactions with children and families.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Teaching in a Diverse Society will assess culturally-competent practices and responsiveness that build collaborative relationships with children, families, and colleagues.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Teaching in a Diverse Society will examine early childhood program practices and policies that embrace and respect families' cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs regarding learning and development.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Teaching in a Diverse Society will examine the impact of various societal influences on the development of children's social identities.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 will identify techniques and strategies to effectively advocate on behalf of young children and families against unfair policies and practices, and work collaboratively with others to promote equality.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Teaching in a Diverse Society will evaluate early childhood education (ECE) indoor and outdoor learning environments, materials, and approaches for developmental, cultural, and linguistic appropriateness.