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Discipline: Degree: AS-T - Child Development - S0401
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.
Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment CHLD 66
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 Implement knowledge and application of the DRDP and the California Preschool Learning Foundations.
Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory CHLD 66L
  • 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 assess a child's development using detailed observations and synthesize a comprehensive child study report.
  • 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 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 CHLD 67 - Early Childhood Education Practicum will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood curriculum and classroom practices.
  • 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.
Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory CHLD 67L
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
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 - 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.
Teaching in a Diverse Society CHLD 50
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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 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 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 evaluate early childhood education (ECE) indoor and outdoor learning environments, materials, and approaches for developmental, cultural, and linguistic appropriateness.
  • 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.
  • 85% of Child 50 students will critically assess a classroom environment for multicultural practices and materials and suggest at least two appropriate changes.
  • 85% of Child 50 students will plan and prepare two appropriate activities for children dealing with two different components of diversity.