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Child Development
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

1 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours.UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Same as Psych 11
The essential facts of development from conception through pregnancy, infancy, childhood and adolescence are studied. Adult states are reviewed with special attention to parenting. Particular emphasis is placed on the processes through which the normal human being reaches physical, social, mental and emotional maturity.

2 EARLY CHILDHOOD:PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The student will explore the history of early childhood education as well as current philosophies and practices. Programs will be observed and examined in relation to the needs of the child, the arrangement of the environment and the role of the teacher.

3 CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN I
Prerequisite: None | Advisory: Child Dev 1 and 2 Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The creative approach to program planning in areas of art, crafts, dramatic play, puppetry, blocks, music and movement will be explored. Emphasis will be on the development of creative teaching strategies and the values of these curriculum areas.

4 CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN II
Prerequisite: None | Advisory: Child Dev 1 and 2 Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The creative approach to program planning in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, perceptual motor and cooking will be explored. Emphasis will be on methods of presentation, values and evaluation of the child’s experience.

10 CHILD HEALTH
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course addresses the areas of health, safety and nutrition in the early childhood setting. First Aid and CPR certificates will be earned. May be offered as a three-unit course or in one-unit modules.

11 HOME,SCHOOL,AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course introduces the student to the effects of the home, the school and the community on the development and experience of the child. Issues, challenges and concerns will be explored as well as the importance of developing partnerships.

14 BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL PROGRAMS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Course is a general overview of bilingual-bicultural education.An in-depth study of current bilingual-bicultural programs, curriculum philosophy and rationale is offered. Emphasis on how to research and use bilingual-bicultural materials.

15 MATERIALS AND MEDIA IN BILINGUALBICULTURAL PROGRAMS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Courser is an overview of materials and media available in bilingual- bicultural education for the child. Skills in research techniques to find these materials will be acquired. Curriculum development and lesson planning will be stressed.

22 PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT I
Prerequisite: 12 units in Child Dev that apply to a Child Dev certificate; health examination; verification of TB test
Lecture: 2 hours, lab 6 hours. CSU 4 UNITS
Supervised experience in an infant/toddler program, family child care, preschool child development center, elementary school or spe-cial education program.The student will relate all previous theory courses to the practical application in the classroom.

23 PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT II
Prerequisites: Child Dev 22 and TB clearance
Lecture: 2 hours, lab 6 hours. CSU 4 UNITS RPT1
This is the second semester of practicum teaching experience, if possible to be done in a different setting than the first semester. This course provides advanced practical application of theories
covered in prerequisite courses.

30 INFANT STUDIES
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course focuses on group care for infants and toddlers including regulations, the role of the caregiver, the environment, positive relation-ships and appropriate experiences. Infant and toddler growth and development will be reviewed.

31 INFANT AND TODDLER II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Study of infant and toddler development, brain research, and caregiving as related to environments, resources and curriculum. Home visits, assessment, intervention and inclusion skills will be developed. Curriculum development and direct observation in infant and toddler programs are requirements.

32 TEACHER ASSISTANT IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course is designed for those currently employed or intending to become employed as teacher’s assistant paraprofessionals in elementary school classrooms.The roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional including activity planning will be examined.

35 FOSTERING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Current and future early childhood teachers and caregivers will enhance their knowledge of early literacy development and acquire skills in teaching early literacy to young children from birth through age five. This course may be modularized.

38 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS I
Prerequisite: 12 units including Child Dev 1 and 11
Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The establishment and administration of nursery schools, both half-day and full-day. Laws governing nursery schools, budgeting practices, regulatory agencies, staff relations and dealing with parents and children are covered.

39 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS II
Prerequisite: Child Dev 38 | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Course is an in-depth study of the budget and staffing, including the use of computers. Will include proposal writing, advocacy, staff rela-tions, in-service training, working with parents, dealing with supervising agencies or boards, professional activities, current research in the field, as well as changes in the laws. May be offered in three, one-unit modules.

42 THE CHILD IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course includes the philosophy, principles and methods relating to teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Materials and experiences will be explored relating to diversity, including cultural, ethnic, ability, gender and generation differences.

44 PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course is designed for students interested in working with young children with special needs and their families. Instruction focuses on accommodating and adapting the physical environment,
instructional strategies and curriculum to meet the need of differently abled children from birth through preschool.

45 PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course is designed for students interested in working with children with special needs from preschool through school age. It will include a study of various programs, legislation, characteristics
of various exceptionalities and educational implications. Observations in schools will be required.

46 SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Students will be introduced to school age care programs.Topics will include the developmental issues of school age children, program models, creating environments, and designing appropriate and effective experiences and curriculum.

47 SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Students will be introduced to school age care programs. Course is designed for those planning to work in before and after school programs.Topics to be covered will include issues affecting development and behavior, guidance of children, relationships with the community and administration of programs.

60 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY CHILD CARE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 1 hour. CSU 1 UNIT
Designed for family childcare providers and persons entering the profession. Course focuses on business and environmental considerations, age-appropriate activities for mixed age groups,communication with parents, and community resources. Field study of accredited programs is included.

61 INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY CHILD CARE II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours. CSU 1 UNIT
This course focuses on the business aspects of family childcare programs: contracts, advertising, budgets, and laws related to family child care.

62 DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH AGE EIGHT
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 4 hours. CSU 2 UNITS
This course defines concise profiles of physical, emotional, social and intellectual development from pre-birth through age eight. It also deals with key concepts in current child development literature.

63 CREATIVE CURRICULUM IN A FAMILY CHILD CARE SETTING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours. CSU 2 UNITS
This course is designed for family childcare providers and persons entering the profession. Emphasis is on play and creative experiences in the home setting for children. Course includes dramatic play,music, art, cooking.

65 EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTORING AND ADULT SUPERVISION
Prerequisite: Child Dev 23 or 39 | Lecture: 2 hours. 2 UNITS
This course explores methods and principles of supervising adults in early childhood education settings. Emphasis will be on the role of administrators and experienced teachers acting as mentors to new and student teachers. This course is required for the Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director
categories of the California Child Development Permit and for eligibility to apply to become a California Early Childhood Mentor.

185 DIRECTED STUDY
CSU 1 UNIT RPT2

285 DIRECTED STUDY
CSU 2 UNITS

385 DIRECTED STUDY
Conference: 1 hour per unit. CSU 3 UNITS
Directed study on a contract basis under the supervision of an instructor. Credit Limit: Maximum of 3 units may be taken for credit.

921 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 2 UNITS RPT3

931 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 3 UNITS RPT3

941 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 4 UNITS RPT3
Supervised training is conducted in the form of on-the-job training in an employment area that will enhance the student’s educational goals. Limits to transfer credit: See Cooperative Education Credit
Guide.

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