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CHLD 1 CHILD 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. There will be an 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.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in CHLD 55.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHLD 2 CHILD 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. There will be an 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHLD 50 SCHOOL-AGE CHILD (5-12): BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT3 Units
Introduction to human growth and development from ages five to twelve, covering physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the child. Analysis of current issues facing school-age children in contemporary society. Designed for those who work or desire to work with school-age children in after school programs, elementary schools (teachers and aides) and home setting (parents and caregivers).
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 50A INFANT/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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 51A AFFIRMING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION4 Units
Formerly: CHLD 11
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.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; not open to students with credit in CHLD 11.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: American Cultures & Communities
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 53NC SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS3 Units
Strategies to work effectively with all children in early childhood programs. Focus on infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities, developmental delays or special health care needs. Best practices from early childhood education and early childhood special education/early intervention will be embedded throughout. Making adaptations, modifications and accommodations in the environment, with materials and to teaching strategies, for individual children in group settings. Working in collaboration with additional support professionals, community resources, IFSP and IEP teams and family members.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 53NP DEVELOPMENT 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hour lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 56 OBSERVATION & 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.
Advisory: CHLD 1 and 56N.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 56N PRINCIPLES & 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 59 WORKING WITH SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN4 Units
Review of developmental characteristics of children ages five to twelve years. Role of adult in high quality school-age care. Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and behavior management. Creating environment program standards and using quality standards guides for evaluation. Specifically designed for those who work or desire to work with school-age children in a variety of after-school, recreation and summer day camps.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 63N ARTISTIC & 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 71 PLANNING CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN1 Unit
Introduction to a variety of creative art activities for the young child. Exploration of a variety of tactile arts including paint, chalk, play dough, collage and crayons. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum development that encourages children's imagination, creative thinking and self-expression.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 72 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT3 Units
Development of language and speech, language acquisition theories, and emergent literacy in monolingual and young English language learners. Discussion of experiences and activities which promote oral and written language abilities. Focus on the developmental stages of receptive and expressive language, conversations, print awareness, phonemic awareness, reading and writing, bilingual development, and speech and language delays.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 73 MUSIC & 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 74 SCIENCE & 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 79 CARING FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS IN GROUPS3 Units
Overview of infant and toddler development as it relates to caregiving practices in group settings. Observation and analysis of infant/toddler classrooms. Influence of responsive and culturally sensitive relationships with children and their parents on children's development. Effects of social and physical environments on program practices, child learning and behavior.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 82 PLANNING 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 85 LITERACY & LITERATURE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION3 Units
Introduction to literature for children from birth through age 8. Emphasis on selection, evaluation and classroom use of literature to support literacy in children. The development of experiences and activities for young children which promote oral and written language abilities will also be discussed.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 86A MENTORING 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.
Advisory: CHLD 1, 88; a minimum of one other three-unit course in Child Development.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 86B PRACTICUM 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.
Prerequisites: CHLD 1, 56N, 88 and 89.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 10 hours laboratory. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 88 CHILD, 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 88B POSITIVE 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.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 89 CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROGRAMS3 Units
An overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth to six years. The course will include the essential elements of developing a curriculum framework emphasizing the roles of both the child and adult.
Advisory: CHLD 1 or 2.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 90B ADMINISTRATION & 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.
Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 90C ADMINISTRATION & 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.
Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
CHLD 91 ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION: ADULT SUPERVISION & LEADERSHIP4 Units
Methods and principles of supervising adults in early care and education programs. Study of the supervisory process, professional conduct, communication, assessment, organizational climate, leadership styles, ethics and career development. Fulfills requirement of CA Child Development Permit Matrix and Mentor Teacher course.
Advisory: Completion of 9 units of child development courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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CHLD 95 HEALTH, SAFETY & NUTRITION IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS3 Units
For child care providers engaged in-home or classroom care of young children. Topics include how to improve health and safety procedures, signs and symptoms of infectious diseases, knowledge of sanitary food handling, child nutrition and physical fitness, signs and symptoms of child abuse, and emergency preparedness and evacuation. Student earns a first aid with CPR training certificate. Course meets Title 22, Section 101215.1 California State Licensing requirement.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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