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Discipline: Certificate: Infant/Toddler Development - T1318
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience CHLD 87
  • Demonstrate developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate practices in supervised early childhood classrooms.
  • Analyze classroom space and daily routines and their effect on behavior and interactions of children and teachers.
  • 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 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.
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 and Toddler Care and Education CHLD 79
  • Students completing CHLD 79 will be able to observe, document, and reflect on infant and toddler play and interactions in a natural environment to plan curriculum for individual care and learning.
  • Students completing CHLD 79 will be able to describe and demonstrate reciprocal communication techniques that promote brain development and healthy relationships.
  • Students completing CHLD 79 will be able to identify delivery systems, licensing regulations, and quality indicators in infant and toddler care.
Infant and Toddler Development CHLD 73
  • Students completing CHLD 73 -Identify developmentally appropriate caregiving practices for Infants and Toddlers.
  • Students completing CHLD 73 - Describe how attachment and brain development are crucial to Infants and Toddler development
  • Students completing CHLD 73 -Recognize the necessity of responsive caregiving as it relates to curriculum
  • Students completing CHLD 73 - Demonstrate how to assess key elements in a high quality infant and Toddler environment
  • Students completing CHLD 73 - Relate observations to theory, principles and practice
Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar CHLD 86
  • Students completing CHLD 86 will be able to apply understanding of current research and developmental theories to planning experiences for young children.
  • 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 plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum using various techniques and teaching strategies based on the needs and interests of young children.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate curriculum and environments based on observation and assessment of young children.
Infants at Risk CHLD 85
  • Students who complete CHLD 85 - Infants at Risk will be able to list key features of legislation related to serving families with at-risk infants.
  • Students who complete CHLD 85 - Infants at Risk will be able to explain the in utero and neonatal problems associated with exposure to drugs and alcohol.
  • Students who complete CHLD 85 - Infants at Risk will be able to appraise prenatal risk factors and recommend appropriate interventions.
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
Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships CHLD 72
  • Students completing CHLD 72 - Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships will be able to compare and contrast various frameworks to develop effective strategies dealing with concerns that emerge when working with children and families in the school setting.
  • Students completing CHLD 72 - Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships will be able to critically analyze theory, research and beliefs that affect family dynamics and the sequential changes in parent/child/school relationships.
  • Students completing CHLD 72 - Teacher, Parent, and Child Relationships will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and utilize problem-solving skills when address parenting approaches.
Teaching in a Diverse Society CHLD 50
  • 85% of Child 50 students will plan and prepare two appropriate activities for children dealing with two different components of diversity.
  • Students completing CHLD 50 - Multicultural Education: Anti-Bias Perspective will be able to identify and develop strategies to respond to bias.
  • 80% of students completing CHLD 50 - Multicultural Education: Anti-Bias Perspective will be able to recognize various theories that support the effects of children's identity in a diverse society.
  • 65% of students will be able to evaluate professional and social experiences as they relate to teaching children and working with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • 85% of Child 50 students will critically assess a classroom environment for multicultural practices and materials and suggest at least two appropriate changes.