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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 Winter 2015

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.
30726 CHLD-001.-01 LEC08:00 AM-09:50 AMTThKERBEY, NICOLE3402
31624√ CHLD-001.-02 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMTJULIAN, MICHELLEMC J2
30727• CHLD-001.-03W LECTBATBAKERBEY, NICOLEONLINE
CHLD-001.-03W: 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.
31019• CHLD-001.-04W LECTBATBADAVE, BHARTIONLINE
CHLD-001.-04W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

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.
30729• CHLD-002.-03W LECTBATBASMITH, SHEILAONLINE
CHLD-002.-03W: 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.

CHLD 50AINFANT/TODDLER DEVELOPMENT3 Units
Human growth and development from birth to three years within the context of the young child's family, culture and community. Examination of developmental theory within the three distinct ages of infancy. Integration of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains emphasizing the importance of relationships.
3 hours lecture.
30100√ CHLD-050A-01 LEC06:00 PM-08:50 PMThCARDUCCI, CHRISTINEMC J6

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.
30738• CHLD-051A-01W LECTBATBAKERBEY, NICOLEONLINE
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.
31620√ CHLD-051A-02 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMTDAHA, MARYAMMC J6
31621• CHLD-051A-03W LECTBATBASMITH, SHEILAONLINE
CHLD-051A-03W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 54ADEVELOPING A HEALTHY ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE IN EDUCATION 1 Unit
Investigation and analysis of the ten dimensions of organizational climate which help shape the quality of work life for educators. Students will assess the organizational climate of their own education programs and develop specific strategies to create an excellent workplace. Discussion of unique role perspective plays in shaping work attitudes and behavior.
1 hour lecture.
31678√ CHLD-054A-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
  LEC 09:30 AM-05:20 PMSTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
CHLD-054A-01: class meets on 1/30 and 31, 2015.

CHLD 54BTHE RIGHT FIT: RECRUITING, SELECTING & ORIENTING STAFF 1 Unit
Students will determine the criteria to maximize the “fit” between individuals, the job and the program. Course breaks down the teacher recruitment, interviewing, screening, selection, and employee orientation processes into manageable components. Practical and effective techniques to find teaching staff will be discussed. Students will design a continuous recruitment plan to implement in their own workplace in order to be well prepared when future employee turnover occurs.
1 hour lecture.
31679√ CHLD-054B-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
  LEC 09:30 AM-05:20 PMSTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
CHLD-054B-01: class meets on 2/27 and 28, 2015.

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.
30103√ CHLD-056N-02 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMWTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7

CHLD 63NARTISTIC & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT3 Units
Artistic awareness and creativity in young children. Uses a variety of media to promote children's sensitivity to, and use of, various tactile arts, visual arts and performing arts. Role of the family and teacher in encouraging children's explorations. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages children's imagination, creative thinking and self-expression.
3 hours lecture.
31623√ CHLD-063N-01 LEC06:00 PM-08:50 PMWKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC J2

CHLD 73MUSIC & MOVEMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS3 Units
Music and movement activities and experiences that facilitate non-musician teachers to express ideas and implement expanded curriculum ideas for infants/toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. Elements of presentation and basic concepts of teaching music and movement to promote the growth and development of the young children.
3 hours lecture.
31029√ CHLD-073.-01 LEC06:00 PM-08:50 PMMKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2

CHLD 74SCIENCE & NATURE1 Unit
Developing science experiences for children. Activities involving plants, animals, and the physical properties of the environment. Emphasis on making science part of the everyday experience in early childhood program curriculum.
1 hour lecture.
31680√ CHLD-074.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFWACHOB, RUTHMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-05:00 PMSWACHOB, RUTHMC J2
CHLD-074.-01: Class meets on 1/16 and 17, 2015.

CHLD 86BPRACTICUM STUDENT TEACHING IN AN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM5 Units
A demonstration of developmentally appropriate early childhood teaching competencies under guided supervision. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children.
2 hours lecture, 10 hours laboratory.
30237√ CHLD-086B-01 LEC06:00 PM-07:50 PMMKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC P3
  LAB TBATBAKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIREMC P3
CHLD-086B-01: Students interested in taking this course are required to contact instructor via email at jkouk@aol.com to receive permission prior to registering.

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.
31619√ CHLD-088.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMTTHOMAS, JEANNEMC J7
30580• CHLD-088.-02W LECTBATBACARDUCCI, CHRISTINEONLINE
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.
31677√ CHLD-088B-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMFKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-05:00 PMSKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2
  LEC 06:00 PM-09:50 PMFKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-05:00 PMSKERBEY, NICOLEMC J2
CHLD-088B-01: class meets the following two weekends: 1/23 & 24, and 2/20 & 21, 2015.

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.
31625√ CHLD-089.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMMKITE, JACQUELINEMC J2

CHLD 90CADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS PART II4 Units
In addition to the study of the development of the components of a quality early care and education program including the administrator's responsibilities in equipping the program, staffing, marketing the program, selecting, grouping and enrolling the children. Also included are the administrative responsibilities of food management, health and safety programs, evaluating center components, staff professional development, working with families, volunteers and the community.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
30104√ CHLD-090C-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 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.
31622• 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.