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New Student Fall Orientation!
Friday November 14, 2014
6:00pm-7:00pm
Middlefield Campus, Room J7
 
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Welcome to Foothill's Child Development Program
 
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Department of Child Development

The Child Development Program is designed to deepen understanding of children, their families and developmentally appropriate practices while preparing students for careers in early childhood education. The program offers a strong foundation in child development that allows students to take classroom and lab learning into the workplace to create quality developmentally appropriate learning environments.

The Child Development Program is a vocational training program which prepares students for future work as early childhood educators in diverse early childhood settings. The coursework and certificates meet entry level professional requirements for early childhood programs.

The Foothill College Department of Child Development holds the majority of its courses at the Middlefield Campus of Foothill College, and schedules many classes at times convenient for working adults. You have the opportunity to enroll in classes, receive stipends for completions of specified coursework, get reimbursed for class fees, and earn an Associate of Arts Degree or transfer to a 4-year university to continue your studies.

Certificates
  • Certificate of Achievement: Child Development Teacher: (71 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Program Supervision and Mentoring (83 units)
  • School Age Child Care Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
  • Infant Toddler Development Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement (24 units)
  • Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Certificate of Specialization (24 units)
Degrees

A student earning an Associate in Arts degree in Child Development may be able to apply some child development units toward the lower division major preparation requirement at a 4 year college or university in disciplines such as child development, human development, child psychology, social work, and K-12 education. Students planning to transfer should see a counselor to determine transfer requirements for specific 4 year colleges or universities.

Academic and career counseling is available for all students interested in participating in the Child Development program. Contact LeeAnn Emanuel or Janet Weber at Middlefield Campus at (650) 949-6959 for an appointment or try Foothill Online Counseling to get fast information anytime.

Foothill College is on a quarter system and you can start the program any quarter. You can apply, register or view additional class schedules online.

Child Development Fall 2014

CHLD 1CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD4 Units
Development of the child from prenatal life through early childhood. This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through early childhood. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in CHLD 55.
20643 CHLD-001.-01 LEC08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThKERBEY, NICOLE3201
20644• CHLD-001.-02W LECTBATBAKERBEY, NICOLEONLINE
CHLD-001.-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin. Previously CHLD-55.
20646√ CHLD-001.-03 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMWCARDUCCI, CHRISTINEMC J2
21628√ CHLD-001.-04 LEC05:30 PM-09:10 PMTPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERSVCTE
CHLD-001.-04: This course is offered at the Silicon Valley Career Technology Education Center in San Jose through Map Your Future Program: 760 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose 95136. For assistance with the registration process, contact Map Your Future Program at MapYourFuture@foothill.edu or 650.949.6973.
21397• CHLD-001.-05W LECTBATBADAVE, BHARTIONLINE
22182• CHLD-001.-06W LECTBATBADAVE, BHARTIONLINE

CHLD 2CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT II: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCE4 Units
Development of the child from middle childhood through adolescence. This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from middle childhood through adolescence. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
4 hours lecture.
21629 CHLD-002.-01 LEC08:00 AM-09:50 AMMWCARDUCCI, CHRISTINE3203
20645• CHLD-002.-02W LECTBATBASMITH, SHEILAONLINE
CHLD-002.-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 51AAFFIRMING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION4 Units
This course will examine the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications affecting young children, families, programs, teaching, education and schooling. Culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Course involves self-reflection of one's own understanding of educational principles in integrating anti-goals in order to better inform teaching practices and/or program development.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; not open to students with credit in CHLD 11.
21630• CHLD-051A-01W LECTBATBAEBESUGAWA, MARTINAONLINE
CHLD-051A-01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.
21136• CHLD-051A-02W LECTBATBASMITH, SHEILAONLINE
CHLD-051A-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 53NPDEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3 Units
Introduction to a variety of diagnosed disabilities and other special needs conditions that cause children, birth through age 8, to show atypical development. Laws and service provisions, social and educational implications, culture and family dynamics in the context of the larger community will be discussed.
3 hour lecture.
21638√ CHLD-53NP-01 LEC09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSMAYEKAWA, GAYLEMC J2
CHLD-53NP-01: Class meets six Saturdays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8, 2014.

CHLD 54CLEADERSHIP IN ACTION: HOW EFFECTIVE DIRECTORS GET THINGS DONE1 Unit
Course provides an overview of educational leadership from five perspectives: leadership as a role, leadership tasks and functions, leadership as a repertoire of skills and competencies, leadership traits and dispositions, and leadership style. Course examines the link between effective leadership and program quality.
1 hour lecture.
21634√ CHLD-054C-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
  LEC 09:30 AM-05:30 PMSTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
CHLD-054C-01: class meets one weekend: 9/26 and 9/27, 2014.

CHLD 56OBSERVATION & ASSESSMENT4 Units
Focus on training in observation and assessment techniques in natural settings using a range of tools. Conducting formal observations and assessments that will guide development of curriculum. Child portfolio development and preparation for teacher-parent conferences. Recording strategies, rating systems,and multiple assessment methods are explored.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: CHLD 1 and 56N.
21631√ CHLD-056.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMMKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2

CHLD 56NPRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN4 Units
An examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to early childhood programs and environments. Emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development of the child. Includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity.
4 hours lecture.
20099√ CHLD-056N-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:40 PMWTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7

CHLD 82PLANNING CREATIVE DRAMATICS1 Unit
Introduction to creative dramatics for the child; dramatic play, puppetry, role playing, acting out stories; how to implement creative dramatics. The emergence of creativity, imagining, and empathizing with others. Techniques for promoting children's sensitivity to, and use of, various dramatic art forms. Role of the parent and teacher in facilitating children's explorations.
1 hour lecture.
21635√ CHLD-082.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-04:50 PMSKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC J2
CHLD-082.-01: Class meets one weekend: 11/14 and 11/15, 2014.

CHLD 86AMENTORING THE EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL4 Units
Prepares the student for the role of mentoring student teachers, assistant teachers, parents, and volunteers in early care and education settings. Emphasis on the role of teachers supervising other adults while simultaneously addressing the classroom needs of the early care and education program. Development of the mentor in supporting the professional growth of the teaching adult. Fulfills the Child Development permit adult supervision course requirement.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: CHLD 1, 88; a minimum of one other three-unit course in Child Development.
21632√ CHLD-086A-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMTTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7

CHLD 88CHILD, FAMILY & COMMUNITY4 Units
An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and sociocultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.
4 hours lecture.
20102√ CHLD-088.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:40 PMMJULIAN, MICHELLEMC J7
20648• CHLD-088.-02W LECTBATBAKERBEY, NICOLEONLINE
CHLD-088.-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 88BPOSITIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT2 Units
Introduction to a range of positive guidance techniques that can be used with infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-aged children. Emphasis on selection of appropriate positive guidance strategies to meet the needs of each individual child.
2 hours lecture.
20387√ CHLD-088B-01 LEC06:30 PM-08:20 PMTKITE, JACQUELINEMC J2

CHLD 89CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROGRAMS4 Units
An overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for infants and young children. Students will examine the teacher's role in supporting development by using observation and assessment strategies and emphasizing the essential role of play. An overview of content areas will include but not be limited to: language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: CHLD 1 or 2.
22128√ CHLD-089.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMMKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC P3

CHLD 90BADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS PART I4 Units
A study of the development of the components of a quality early care and education program including roles and responsibilities of the director, types of programs, philosophy development, organizational structure, licensing regulations, advisory boards, facility design and set up, budgets and funding.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
20381√ CHLD-090B-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:40 PMThTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7

CHLD 95HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS4 Units
Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development.
4 hours lecture.
21633• CHLD-095.-01W LECTBATBAGIOTTA, DENISEONLINE
CHLD-095.-01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin. Additional costs for online materials or content in place of or in addition to a textbook may be required.