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Discipline: Certificate: Children's Program: General - Level I - E1326
Course Name Course Number Objectives
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 major developmental milestones for children prenatal through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, language and brain development using standard research methodologies.
  • 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 differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages of 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 be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child, Family, School, and Community CHLD 1
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
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.
Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs CHLD 5
  • Students completing CHLD 5 - Principles/Practices in Child Development Programs will be able to 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. a. promote respectful adult-to-child interactions and relationships b. promote sincere teacher-to-child communiques c. promote best practices in peer-to-peer relationships
  • CHLD 5 - Apply observational skills
  • CHLD 5 - Compare and contrast principles of positive guidance and interactions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 education, 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.