|CD V02||Child Growth and Development||3|
|CD V04||Observation and Assessment||2.5|
|CD V04L||Observation and Assessment Laboratory||0.5|
|CD V05||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CD V24||Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety||3|
|CD V61||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|CD V62||Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education||3|
|CD V63||Introduction to Curriculum in Early Childhood Education||3|
|CD V66||Early Childhood Teaching Practicum||2|
|CD V66L||Early Childhood Teaching Practicum Laboratory||1|
|Required Additional Courses|
|Select three units from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Children with Special Needs|
|Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs|
|Behavior Management in Early Childhood Education|
|Infant and Toddler Development|
|Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers|
|Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Education|
|Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs|
Successful completion of specific Child Development courses fulfills the Early Childhood (ECE) requirements for the California Department of Social Services, Title 22 regulations, to work in licensed childcare settings. In addition, successful completion of specific Child Development courses fulfills the education requirements for a Child Development permit. Permits are offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing at the following levels: Assistant, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, and Program Director. Additional general education units are required in English/Language Arts; Math or Science: Social Studies; Humanities and/or Fine Arts for Teacher, Master Teacher, and Site Supervisor permits and specializations. See the Child Development faculty for further information about Title 22 requirements or the Child Development permits.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply general knowledge of development in the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains from conception through early childhood, including knowledge about typical and atypucal development.
- Demonstrate awareness of and skills in intentional teaching consistent with developmentally appropriate practices.
- Demonstrate principles of curriculum planning and environmental design that are consistent with current best practices and components of the California Early Learning system for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool.
- Demonstrate and apply professional and ethical standards of behavior in the college classroom or workplace with children, families, colleagues, and coworkers.