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Discipline: Certificate: Children's Program: General - Level II - L0412
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Child and Adolescent Development CHLD 11
  • Students completing CHLD 11 - Child and Adolescent Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • 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.
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 be able to 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
  • 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.
Children with Special Needs CHLD 68
  • Students completing CHLD 68 - Children with Special Needs will be able to identify 13 categories of disability recognized by the California Department of Education and their associated definitions and characteristics.
  • Students completing CHLD 68 - Children with Special Needs will be able to analyze and evaluate the history of legislation pertaining to the education of children with disabilities from 1975 to the present.
  • Students completing CHLD 68 - Children with Special Needs will be able to identify key elements of development from prenatal development through 8 years, and assess genetic and environmental risk factors to this development.
Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings CHLD 84
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
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.
Introduction to Child Development Curriculum CHLD 6
  • Students completing CHLD 6 - Survey of 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 will be able to apply principles of child development theories and current curriculum models in curriculum implementation.
  • Students completing CHLD 6 - Survey of 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 - Survey of 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 -Identify children's developmental processes and describe adaptations to curriculum and environments needed to support all children.
  • Students completing CHLD 5 - 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 - Identify components of a play-based curriculum
  • Students completing CHLD 5 - Describe the relationship of observation, planning, implementation, and assessment in effective programming.
  • 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
  • Students completing CHLD 5 Differentiate between program types (age, funding stream, purpose, policies, environments, etc.), delivery systems, quality standards, and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.
  • CHLD 5 - Apply observational skills
  • Describe the characteristics of effective relationships and interactions between early childhood professionals, children, families, and colleagues including the importance of collaboration
  • CHLD 5 - Compare and contrast principles of positive guidance and interactions.
  • Identify the historical roots, learning theories and professional pathways in early childhood education including ethical and professional standards