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Discipline: Certificate: School Age Child - Specialization - T1314
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Child Growth and Lifespan Development CHLD 10
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the life span..
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to analyze data from observations of a child's play focusing on its various developmental functions.
  • Students completing CHLD 10 - Child Growth and Development will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors CHLD 10H
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to describe typical development in the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional domains throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to identify biological and environmental factors that influence development from conception through the end of life.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to summarize and compare theories of development.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors will be able to collect and analyze data on relationships, skills, and competencies at various ages throughout the lifespan.
  • Students completing CHLD 10H - Child Growth and Development - Honors 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 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's Literature LIT 40
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will analyze major themes and concerns in children's literature.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Early Literacy in Child Development CHLD 51
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will be able to identify the various mechanisms of dual language learning as they apply in and out of the school setting
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will know the various mechanisms involved in acquiring language, including pertinent theories of same
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development will know the principles and theories related to learning to read
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development know the regions of the brain related to language use, their typical development and ways to promote it
  • Students completing CHLD 51 - Early Literacy in Child Development know the place of literacy in our society, primarily its pivotal role in progressing through the education system, and the subsequent rewards of a postsecondary degree.
Grammar Review ENGL 56
  • Students will identify parts of speech and parts of sentences.
  • Students will correct common sentence errors.
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.
Math Skills Review LERN 49
  • Student will be able to solve problems for basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division including proportions and percents) for all integers
  • Student will be able to select strategies for solving integer application problems.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate proper use of math terms/vocabulary.
  • Student will be able to solve multi-step problems using more than one approach.
  • Student will be able to apply strategies for learning math.
  • LERN students completing the one semester linked LERN 48/49 sequence will be able to complete the courses with greater success than non-linked, semester long LERN 48/49 classes.
  • LAC students will increase their confidence level as students.
  • Student will be able to select strategies for solving word problems.
  • Using a 3-point rubric constructed by LAC Math Faculty, more than 60% of the students will earn an average score of at least 2. Also, less than 20% will score 1 in any of the three categories.
  • Students will be able to solve multi-step problems using more than one approach.
Music and Motor Development for Young Children CHLD 62
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 plan and implement developmentally appropriate music and motor curriculum.
Pre-Algebra Math 50
  • When performing a problem, Math 50 students will present a logical, step-by-step argument, leading to a correct conclusion.
  • Math 50 students will be able to simplify expressions.
  • Math 50 students will be able to solve a linear equation.
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Demonstrate mastery of relevant vocabulary and notation.
  • Use the order of operations to simplify any arithmetic problem involving whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers in both fraction and decimal form.
  • Simplify algebraic expressions with any rational number coefficient (includes the ability to evaluate algebraic expressions and formulas involving any rational number.)
  • Determine factors and divisibility of any integer, identify prime numbers, and determine the least common multiple of any combination of whole numbers.
  • Solve any linear equation with rational coefficients, and apply this ability in solving word problems.
  • Evaluate ratios and percents, convert between percent and rational numbers, and solve equations and applications involving proportions and percents.
  • Find perimeter and area of geometric figures.
  • Simplify and approximate square roots, and use them in application of the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Plot points and graph equations in two variables.
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
Program Planning for the School Age Child CHLD 74
  • Students completing CHLD 74 - Program Planning for the School Age Child will be able to assess, implement and evaluate a variety of activities (curriculum) for school-age children in a group setting.
  • Students completing CHLD 74 - Program Planning for the School Age Child will be able to analyze principles of human development theories as they relate to the school-age child's growth and development.
  • Students completing CHLD 74 - Program Planning for the School Age Child will be able to identify and determine major components within the school-age care setting and how they affect their social, emotional, physical , cognitive and cultural development .
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.
Writing Effective Sentences ENGL 57
  • Students will understand the elements of the sentence.
  • Students will construct the four basic sentence patterns.