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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

Child development

 

Chair:  Kathleen Bimber

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2290 • AD200

 

Vice Chair:  Cheryl Werble

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2292 • AD 300B

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/childdev/index.html

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

Associate of Arts:

Child Development - Transfer

Child Development - Vocational

(2 & 3 year plans)

Certificates:

Child Development Teacher

Child Development Master Teacher

Child Development Site Supervisor

Skill Certificates:

Child Development Associate Teacher

Infant & Toddler Studies

School Age Programs

Children with Special Needs
 

Child Development certificates and degrees provide students with the coursework and the field experience needed for a career in Early Childhood Education. LACC’s Child Development curriculum is aligned with the state’s permit matrix to prepare students for positions in early childhood teaching and administration. Students are trained as educators for a variety of private and public early childhood education programs including Head Start, State Pre-School, and unified school district children’s centers programs. Graduates teach or administer in programs for infants, pre-schoolers, school-age children, and children with special needs in before- and after-school programs. Many students begin their career as assistant teachers, and with additional coursework and experience, move up the career ladder to head teachers or site supervisors. Professionals in this field can expect to make between $14,000 - $35,000 annually. Those who continue their education at a four-year university can typically increase their earning to the mid-$50,000 range.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 

 

Students wishing to prepare for employment in early childhood programs, and those currently employed may select several alternative patterns of study in the Child Development Program.  The curriculum prepares students to teach or administer programs for young children, including: Private Early Childhood Programs, Head Start, other publicly supported programs, Infant and School Age Programs, inclusion programs and children with special needs.

 

Courses allow the student to prepare for increasingly higher levels of employment and certification.  It is possible to prepare for the educational requirements of the State Department of Social Services, the California Child Development Permit, the Associate in  Arts Degree in Child Development or the Transfer Program. Students wishing to transfer to California State University Los Angeles may inquire in the department office(AD 200) about the AA to BA cohort transfer program.  The AA to BA program is  specifically designed to support students to achieve their educational goals.

 

PLANNING AHEAD:

•   Mantoux test: Some Child Development courses may require you to obtain a Mantoux test for Tuberculosis.  The college Health Center provides this service.  Please call ahead for days and times the Health Center provides this service.

•   Criminal Clearance: In order to fulfill State licensing requirements for employment in private and public programs you must receive a Criminal Clearance to work with young children.  Consult with faculty for additional information.

•   CPR Class: Your employer may require you to take a 15 hour Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation class.  This class covers training on basic first aid for infants and children, CPR techniques as well as information on basic health and sanitation procedures.

 

NOTE:  Course work in Child Development may be accepted from an accredited college in the United States toward major requirements for an Associate in  Arts degree under the following conditions:

•   Course work from the outside college is based on a semester system or equivalent.

•   Course work is equivalent to an LACC Child Development course.

Approved course work may apply for the Child Development Associate in Arts degree but not toward certificate requirements.

•   The course work may not be used to satisfy Child Development Certificate requirements if courses are not from the Los Angeles Community College District.

 

 

 

DEGREE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

LACC & California State University Los

Angeles (CSULA) are now partnering to offer

you a seamless educational AA to BA experience

right here at LACC. Three years at

LACC, then complete the last year at CSULA

 

 

plan a options

 

Child Development - "Plan A"

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer Program

60 units minimum with at least 18 units in Child Development.

Note: Co-requisites or Advisories of English 21 or 73 and 28 or 31, or equivalent, are required for many Child Development courses.

 

REQUIRED COURSES                                                             UNITS

Child Development 1 .......................................................................... 3

Child Development 2 .......................................................................... 3

Child Development 3........................................................................... 3

Child Development 4........................................................................... 3

Child Development 10 ............................................................................. 3

Child Development 11......................................................................... 3

 

Child Development 22 ............................................................................ 4

Child Development 34. ........................................................................... 3

Total Units ............................................................................................. 25

Suggested electives (required by CSULA)

CD 30 ....................................................................................................... 3

FCS 31 ..................................................................................................... 3

 

Note:

•       Some courses may be offered every other semester, or less frequently, or alternating day and evening. All students must receive a satisfactory grade.

•       CSULA accepts CD 1, CD 11, CD 22, CD 30 or 31, and CD 34. It is recommended that students take these courses prior to transfer to CSULA.  CSULA will also accept CD 3 and CD 4 from students enrolled in the Child Development AA to BA transfer cohort program.

 

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                     

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences                        

3 Units             Humanities                                

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 

Child Development - "Plan A" (2-year plan)

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer Program

 

FIRST YEAR COURSES                                   

Fall Semester

Child Development 1

Child Development 11

English 21/73 (Co-requisites for CD 1 and 11)

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 2

English 28/31 (Co-requisites for CD 2)

 

SECOND YEAR COURSES                                   

Fall Semester

Child Development 3 or 4

Choose one from below:

Child Development 10, 30 or 34 or 22

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 3 or 4 (choose the curriculum class not taken in the previous semester)

Elective-choose one: recommend CD 22 or 30 or 31 or 34.

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan A for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                    

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units            Natural Sciences                        

3 Units             Humanities                                 

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 

 

plan b options

 

Child Development - "Plan b"

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

60 units with at least 36 units in Child Development.

REQUIRED COURSES                                                             UNITS

Child Development 1.......................................................................... 3

Child Development 2 .........................................................................  3

Child Development 3.......................................................................... 3

Child Development 4 .........................................................................  3

Child Development 10 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 11 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 22........................................................................ 4

Child Development 23......................................................................... 4

Child Development 65......................................................................... 2

 

Subtotal - Core Units...................................................................... 28

Plus 8 Electives Units: Select additional courses from below to complete 36 units in the major.

Note: If working toward your Master Teacher Permit or LACC's Certificate 3 - Master Teacher, refer to Specialization Options section under Certificate 3 - Master Teacher for electives that satisfy the specialization requirement.

 

COURSES                                                                                 UNITS

Child Development 30 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 31 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 34 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 35 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 38 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 39 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 42 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 44 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 45 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 46 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 47 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 48........................................................................ 3

Child Development 53 .......................................................................  3

Child Development 84 .......................................................................  0.5

Child Development 85 .......................................................................  0.5

Family & Consumer Studies 21 ..........................................................  3

Family & Consumer Studies 31........................................................3

English 218........................................................................................ 3

Music 130 ......................................................................................... 3

Music 146 ......................................................................................... 3

 

Consult with the department regarding specialization options to satisfy AA degree Plan B and Certificate 3 requirements.

•   Note that some courses may be offered every other semester, or less frequently, or alternating day and evening.

•   All students must receive a satisfactory grade or better.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units            English Composition

3 Units            Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units            Natural Sciences

3 Units            Humanities

3 Units            Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units         Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units         Math Competency

 

Child Development - "Plan b"  

(2-Year Plan For Full-Time Students)

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

Students with the objective of completing the Certificate Program in 2 years must be eligible for English 28/31, or have appropriate placement on the College Assessment, their first semester in order to meet course prerequisites or advisories. To receive a certificate students must have completed English 28 or 31 or equivalent with a satisfactory grade or have appropriate placement on the College Assessment.

 

FIRST YEAR COURSES                                   

Fall Semester       

Child Development 1

Child Development  2

English 28 or 31 (Co-requisite for CD 2)

Child Development 11

 

Spring Semester

Child Development  3

Child Development 10

Child Development elective (select from electives listed above or from Specialization Options listed in Certificate 3-Master Teacher)

Child Development 84/85 (optional labs that provides support for CD 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 30, 31, 35, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47 and other courses)

 

SECOND YEAR COURSES                                

Fall Semester

Child Development 4

Child Development 22

Take 3 units from electives listed above or in Certificate 3-Master Teacher OR

Take CD 38 if working toward Site Supervisor Certificate

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 23

Child Development 65

Take 3 units from electives listed above or in Certificate 3 - Master Teacher OR

Take CD 39 if working toward Site Supervisor Certificate

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency

 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT - “PLAN B” 

(3-Year Plan For Part-Time Students)

Associate of Arts Degree

Career Program

 

FIRST YEAR COURSES                                   

Fall Semester

Child Development 1

English 21/73  (Co-requisite for CD 1 & 11)

Child Development 11 

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 2 

English 28/31  (Co-requisite for CD 2)

Child Development 10                                                

 

SECOND YEAR COURSES                                 

Fall Semester

Child Development 3

Child Development 84 (optional lab course designed to support CD 3, 4, 22 & 23 and other courses)

Take 3 units from electives listed in Certificate 3 - Master Teacher OR

Take CD 38 if working toward Site Supervisor Certificate (offered fall only)

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 4  

Take 3 units from electives listed in Certificate 3 - Master Teacher OR  Take CD 39 if working toward the Site Supervisor Certificate (offered spring only)

Child Development 84/85 (optional lab courses designed to support CD 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 30, 31, 35, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47 and other courses)

 

THIRD YEAR COURSES                                   

Fall Semester

Child Development 22 

Take 3 units from electives listed in Certificate 3 - Master Teacher.

 

Spring Semester

Child Development 23 

Take CD 65 if working toward Certificate 3 - Master Teacher.

 

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/AS Degree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units            English Composition

3 Units            Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units            Natural Sciences

3 Units            Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency
 

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 


The Certificate in Child Development will be issued by the Family & Consumer Studies/Child Development Department after completing requirements with at least a “C” grade in courses taken within 10 years.  Students must also complete English 28 or 31 or higher or may satisfy this requirement through appropriate placement on the College Assessment, in order to qualify for most certificates.  The student may obtain the application for a certificate from the Family & Consumer Studies/Child Development Department.  Applications must be returned to the Admissions Office by the 9th week of the Fall and Spring semesters Students with courses in progress must pick up an “In Progress” form from AD 200 or 300b, obtain instructor signatures and return it to the office by the 9th week.  Students applying for Certificates with course work in progress will receive their official certificate upon verification of a satisfactory grade.

 

NOTE: Students with the objective of completing the Certificate Program in 2 years must be eligible for English 28 or 31, their first semester in order to meet course prerequisites or advisories. Students may also satisfy this English requirement through the appropriate placement on the College Assessment.

 

NOTE: All Child Development “core” courses for Skill Certificate 1 - Associate Teacher must be taken at LACC or another college in the Los Angeles Community College District.

 

 

Child Development-Associate Teacher

Skill Certificate 1

This skill certificate is the first step on the early childhood career ladder.  Recipients of this certificate meet the minimum State requirements to teach in a private preschool, or school-age program, and with the addition of CD 30, infant program.  With work experience, students may qualify for the California Child Development Permit: Associate Teacher level.

 

12 Child Development units plus 3 units in English       

REQUIRED COURSES                                          UNITS

Child Development 1.......................................................................... 3

Child Development 2...........................................................................3

English 28/31 ...................................................................................... 3

Child Development 11 .......................................................................3

Child Development 3 OR 4................................................................3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 15

•   Note: co-requisite or advisory requirements for Eng. 21 or 73 & 28 or 31 for above classes. You may also satisfy this requirement through appropriate placement on the College Assessment.

•   To qualify for Title 22, Director, take above core units and CD 38 Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I.

 

Child Development- Teacher

Certificate 2

This certificate, along with 16 general education units and work experience make the recipient eligible for the California Child Development Permit: Teacher level. Recipients of this certificate may teach in private or public preschool, school-age programs, and with the addition of CD 30, infant programs.

 

12 Child Development units from Certificate I, plus 3 units English

PLUS

REQUIRED COURSES                                                  UNITS

Child Development 3 or 4..................................................................... 3

                                      (whichever course not taken in Certificate 1)

Child Development 10 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 22 ........................................................................ 4

Child Development 23 ........................................................................ 4

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 29

Note:  To complete requirements for a California Child Development Permit at Teacher level, add 16 general education units including Humanities, Social Science, Math/Science and English. Consult with a Counselor regarding general education requirements.

 

Child Developmen-Master Teacher

Certificate 3

This certificate enables the recipient to not only teach, but also to supervise other child development teachers and staff.  Some responsibilities of the Master Teacher might include: developing and implementing age-appropriate curriculum within a safe, healthy and stimulating environment, supervision of classroom staff, creating positive communication links with parents, school and community.  Additionally, the Master Teacher Certificate is designed to meet the requirements for the major and for the Associate in Arts degree in Child Development, Plan B.  Students interested in transferring to a four year institution should follow Plan A transfer requirements.  With work experience and 16 general education units, students may also qualify for the California Child Development Permit: Master Teacher level.

 

36-38 Child Development units

Meets requirements for Plan B Associate in Arts Major in Child Development.  (To complete the General Education requirements for AA degree, consult with a Counselor.)

 

Note: To meet the requirements for Master Teacher Certificate, students will have completed units from Certificate 2 and need to complete additional specialization elective units to total 37 Child Development units. (See specialization elective units.  Specialization units are required for if students wishes to obtain the CA Child Development Permit: Master Teacher level.)

                                 

29 units from Certificate 2 (includes English 28 ), PLUS           

COURSES                                                               UNITS

Child Development 65......................................................................... 2

6 Specialization units

(refer to specialization options below)...............................................6

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 37

 

Specialization Options

(Consult with Child Development faculty for other specialization options.)

Choose 2 courses from the same sequence below:

Child Development 30 and 31...............................................................3/3

Child Development 44 and 45...............................................................3/3

Child Development 46 and 47...............................................................3/3

Child Development 48  and 53 or FCS 31..........................................3/3

Child Development 10 and FCS 21 .....................................................3/3

Note: if you choose CD 10 for this specialization you will need to replace 3 units by choosing another elective.

Child Development 42 and Music 147.................................................... 3/3

Music 130 and Music 147.................................................................... 3/3

 

 

Child Development Site Supervisor

Certificate 4

This certificate is the highest certificate offered by the Child Development program.  Recipients of this certificate are qualified to supervise an entire program at one site.  Some responsibilities of site supervisors include the following:  use of positive leadership skills to implement the sites’ philosophy, adherence to state and federal licensing requirements, budget implementation, enforcement of enrollment/registration policies and procedures, hire, inspire and supervise all staff, foster positive communication links between home, school and community, maintain appropriate health, safety and nutrition standards, supervision of curriculum and schedule development.  Students wishing to obtain the California Child Development Permit: Site Supervisor level, must meet experience requirements, obtain an Associate in Arts degree, and meet the requirements listed below.

 

29 units from Certificate 2, plus 3 Units of English, PLUS

COURSES                                                               UNITS

Child Development 38 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 39 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 65......................................................................... 2

 

 Total ............................................................................................. 37

 

• • • •

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

SPECIALIZATION SKILL CERTIFICATES

The following certificates are designed for students interested in specializing in a particular field of study such as: infant/toddlers, school-age, or children with special needs. Note: English 21/73 or 28/31 are co-requisites for most courses and may be satisfied through placement on the College Assessment.

 

Infant & ToddLER Studies 

Skill Certificate       

The Infant & Toddler Studies skill certificate qualifies the student for the most entry-level teacher position within private infant/toddler programs.  Infant/Toddler teachers are responsible for supervising the care and development of children birth through 2 years old.  Some responsibilities may include: developing and sustaining caring, loving, respectful relationships, designing developmentally age-appropriate curriculum, organizing parent conferences and establishing clear daily communications with parents and other caregivers.

 

COURSES                                                               UNITS

Child Development 30......................................................................... 3

Child Development 31 ........................................................................ 3

Child Development 1 .......................................................................... 3

Child Development 10 or 34...............................................................3

Child Development 11 ........................................................................ 3

 Note: English 28 is a prerequisite for CD 34

 

 Total Units..................................................................................... 15

 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS 

Skill Certificate

This skill certificate qualifies students for the an entry level teacher position within school-age programs. School-age program teachers work with children from kindergarten through middle school, in before and/or after school programs.  Some responsibilities might be to design and implement developmentally age-appropriate activities that are fun exciting and challenging to a variety of age groups. Note: English 28 or equivalent is required in order to receive any LACC Child Development certificate. 

COURSES                                                                  UNITS

Child Development  46 ....................................................................... 3

Child Development  47 ....................................................................... 3

Child Development 1........................................................................... 3

Child Development 11......................................................................... 3

 ADD one elective chosen from the following courses:

Child Development  48........................................................................ 3 or

Child Development  42 ....................................................................... 3 or

Child Development  44 ....................................................................... 3 or

Child Development  45 ....................................................................... 3 or

English  218 .............................................................…. ....................... 3 or

Music 146.............................................................................................. 3 or

 

 Total Units .................................................................................... 15

 

Children with special needs 

Skill Certificate

This skill certificate qualifies students for an entry level teacher or assistant position  in a program with children who have special needs. Students gain skills in accommodating and adapting the physical environment, instructional strategies and curriculum to meet the needs of differently abled children and their families.

COURSES                                                            UNITS

Child Development 44......................................................................... 3

Child Development 45......................................................................... 3

Child Development 1........................................................................... 3

Child Development 11……………………………………........................... 3

 ADD one elective chosen from the following courses:

Child Development 10 ........................................................................ 3 or

Child Development  34........................................................................ 3 or

Child Development  42........................................................................ 3 or

Child Development  48 ....................................................................... 3 or

 

Total Units ..................................................................................... 15

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 


NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent to receive a certificate.
 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1

Child Growth and Development

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

Advisory: Lab Learning Skills 3 E Child Development Vocabulary (1 unit).

An introductory Child Development course covering the theoretical concepts of human development, focusing on growth and development from conception through adolescence.  The physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains of development and the ways in which nature and environment influence growth, will be studied within a cultural and family context.  Students identify strategies that facilitate development and promote healthy child development.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2

Early Childhood Principles and Practices

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: English 28/31 or equivalent, and Child Development 1. Verification of annual Mantoux test (or chest x-ray) is required.

A survey course which compares and analyzes historical as well as current models of early childhood programs. Principles of developmentally appropriate practices and learning environments  will be discussed.  Early childhood strategies that support physical, social, and cognitive development and that led to desired learning outcomes will be identified.  Professional development and career paths based upon CA Child Developmental Permit Matrix will be discussed.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3

CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 2 or equivalent.

Students develop and implement creative curriculum for young children. Activities include: sensory, motor, manipulative, art, music, movement, and dramatic play experiences. Emphasis is on environments that promote creativity and the role of the teacher. Enrollment recommended in CD 84 OR 85: Child Development Labs one hour TBA a week to develop activities and lessons.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 4

Creative Experiences for Children II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 2 or equivalent.

Implementation and evaluation of curriculum in the areas of language arts, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences.  Emphasis of discussion is on creating an environment to support a balance of child initiated and teacher initiated experiences. Enrollment recommended in CD 84 or 85: Child Development Labs, one hour TBA a week to develop activities and lessons.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 10

Child Health

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

Study of the interrelationship of health, safety and nutrition and the impact on children’s growth and development.  Students learn how to implement a comprehensive nutritional program, use universal health precautions and implement emergency procedures.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 11

Home, School and Community Relations

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisites: English 21 or equivalent.

This course is designed to study  the interaction of the family, school and community and its’ affects on the child. Some topics covered are: social influences on parenting styles, communication, child-rearing and the relationships between the child, family and the school is studied.  

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 22

Practicum in Child Development I

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 3 and 4 or equivalent. Verification of current l Mantoux test (or chest x-ray) is required.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6   hours per week.

Note: To be eligible for field placement, students must be available two days a week, either from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, or 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, on a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday, or a Wednesday/Friday.

Students are assigned to a child development center under supervision of a college instructor to reinforce theory and to develop teaching techniques by working with children and staff.     

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 23

Practicum in Child Development II

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 22 or equivalent. Verification of current  Mantoux test ( or chest x-ray) is required.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6   hours per week.

Note: To be eligible for field placement, students must be available two days a week, either from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, or 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, on a Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday, or a Wednesday/Friday.

An advanced practicum experience.  Students assigned to directed practicum teaching in a child development center, supplemented by the college instructor.        

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 30

Infant and Toddler Studies I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. A study of infant/toddler development from birth through toddlerhood.  The birth process, attachment, temperament and development: physically, cognitively, and socially/emotionally will be included.  Responsive parenting/care-giving and culturally sensitive environments that support development will be covered.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 31

Infant and Toddler Studies II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. Principles of inclusive, respectful care-giving for infants and toddlers within a variety of program designs. Topics cover typical and atypical  development; age-appropriate environments ; health, safety and licensing issues,  as well as observation assessments, family communications,  home visiting, resources,  and current research.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 34

Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 1 or equivalent and English 28/31 or higher. Verification of annual Mantoux test (or chest x-ray) is required.

Students observe, record and interpret children’s behavior in a variety of settings. Students will apply this information to adapt the environment and curriculum to meet the individual needs of children within an early Childhood Program. 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 35 

Fostering Literacy Development in Young Children

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory:  English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. Students interested or currently working in the field of early childhood education will build skills in promoting literacy in children birth through age five.  Students will develop a strong foundation in early reading and writing within a developmentally appropriate approach.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 38

Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 3 or 4 and 11 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. Prepares the student to establish and administer an early childhood program.  Financial aspects of administration and legal rules and regulations pertaining to administration are emphasized.  The course partially fulfills the State licensing requirements for the director.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 39

Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 3 or 4 and 11 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. This course contains an in-depth study of administration in early childhood programs.  It includes proposal writing, discussion of licensing requirements, budget analysis, small business management, staff development, advocacy issues and development of a comprehensive parent education program.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 42

The Child in a Diverse Society

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. This course presents the philosophy and methods related to working with/young children and their families within a diverse society including ethnicity, language, culture, gender age, social class and exceptionality.  Curriculum development, problem solving techniques and environmental designs will be studied from an inclusive perspective.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 44 

Programs for Children with Special Needs II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory:  English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. This course is designed for students interested in specializing in or working with children with special needs.  Instruction focuses on accommodating and adapting the physical environment, instructional strategies and curriculum to meet the needs of differently abled children and their families.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 45

Programs for Children with Special Needs I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 21 or equivalent.

Verification of Mantoux test (or chest x-ray) is required.

May be offered in alternate semesters. An introduction to the study of programs for exceptional children and the inclusion of these children into educational settings as close to their typically developing peers as possible.  A survey of disabilities from a child development perspective includes definition, characteristics and educational implications.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 46

School Age Programs I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. The student will be introduced to the care of school age children.  This course  is designed for those currently working, or planning to work in  before and after school child care.  Students will develop age-appropriate curriculum, learn how to support the family and make use of community resources.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 47

School Age Programs II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: English 21 or equivalent.

May be offered in alternate semesters. Students will be introduced to school age childcare programs. It is designed for those planning to work or are working before and after school child care programs.  Topics to be covered will be guidance of children’s behavior, the child in context of family and community, and administration of programs.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 48

Positive Guidance in Early Childhood Settings

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Child Development 2 or equivalent.

Explorations of developmentally appropriate management techniques for children in earl childhood settings.  Emphasis is on developing culturally sensitive individualized plans for behavior management of traditional and special needs children.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 53 

Parenting

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: Child Development 1, Child Development 2, and English 21.

May be offered in alternate semesters. Designed to assist parents and others interested in parent training, in developing a  philosophy & guidelines for effective parenting.  Parent-child relationships, alternatives in parenting style, and the impact of family dynamics is explored.

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 65

Adult Supervision and Early Childhood Mentoring

2 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Child Development 22 or 38 or 39 or equivalent. 

This course satisfies the Child Development Permit Master Teacher adult supervision requirement and is designed for students who currently, or will supervise adults in an early childhood program.  Students compare methods and principles of supervision and mentoring as well as how to develop positive team relationships and utilize conflict resolution techniques.  Additional emphasis is placed on advocacy and professional development as well as special issues effecting ECE supervision. 

 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 84

Child Development Lab

0.5 UNITS - (A) (RPT 3)

Co-requisite:  One of the following Child Development 2, 3, 4,10, 22, 23, 30, 31, 35, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47. Music 130, 146, 147.

Students interested, or currently working in the field of Child Development may obtain technical support while using  lab material, equipment and the Child Development lab Library resources to design lesson plans, games, and other curricular activities.  A $20.00 lab fee is required.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 85

Child Development Lab II

0.5 UNITS -  (A) (RPT 3)

Prerequisite:  Child Development 84 or equivalent. 

Students interested in continuing The Child Development Lab experience will focus on quality literary experiences such as exposure to age-appropriate literacy materials, and (modeling or practicing) library habits under the supervision of a literacy expert. Students will evaluate and analyze literacy materials, be able to write activity plans, and create instructional materials that support emerging literacy. A $20.00 lab fee is required.

 

 

EDUCATION 203

Education in American Society

3 UNITS – (CSU)

The course is designed to provide future teachers with the fundamental knowledge

essential for understanding the American educational enterprise. Concepts

and methods from the fields of sociology, philosophy, and the politics of

education are used to analyze the current conditions of urban schools and to

evaluate selected proposals/models for reform. A minimum of 20 hours of

observation and participation in a multicultural setting is required.

 

CHILD DEV 185 Directed Study — 1 UNIT (CSU) (RPT 3)

CHILD DEV 285 Directed Study — 2 UNITS (CSU)

CHILD DEV 385 Directed Study — 3 UNITS (CSU)

Allows the student to pursue directed study in Child Development on a

contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor. Refer to the

“Directed Study” section of this catalogue for additional information. A

maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 185

Directed Study – Child Development

1 UNIT (CSU) (RPT 3)

This class enables child development students to pursue on their own an in-depth study of a subject of special interest in the field of Child Development.  Consultation with the instructor on a weekly basis, plus independent work is required.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 285

Directed Study – Child Development

2 UNITS (CSU)

This class enables child development students to pursue on their own an in-depth study of a subject of special interest in the field of Child Development.  Consultation with the instructor on a weekly basis, plus independent work is required.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT 385

Directed Study —Child Development

3 UNITS (CSU)

This class enables child development students to pursue on their own an in-depth study of a subject of special interest in the field of Child Development.  Consultation with the instructor on a weekly basis, plus independent work is required.

 

 

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