These courses are also appropriate for family child care providers, parents, administrators, health care professionals, and others working with children. Courses are designed to partially meet lower division course preparation for students planning a bachelor’s degree in Child Development.
Day Camp Counselor1
Family Child Care Provider
Planned Parenthood Worker
School Age Child Care Teacher/Site Supervisor
Social Service Specialist1
Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
Bachelor Degree normally recommended.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:
- Analyze and apply principles of scientific research to the study of human development; integrate and apply current theory and research to the observation, documentation and unbiased analysis of human behaviors.
- Formulate practical applications of theory and research to developmentally appropriate practice in varying contexts: personal, classroom, agency and community.
- Critically examine societal and personal attitudes, beliefs, values and assumptions towards the diverse contexts of child and human development including: ethnicity, gender, language, family structure, socioeconomic status, age and ability.
- Compare and examine differing social, economic, political, historical, cultural and family contexts and their effect on human development; demonstrate effective advocacy techniques related to current social issues pertaining to children, adults, and families.
Associate Degree Major Requirements
|CD-106||Practicum: Beginning Observation and Experience||1|
|CD-115||Changing American Family 1||3|
|or FS-115||Changing American Family|
|CD-121||The Arts and Creativity for Young Children||3|
|CD-123||Principles and Practices of Programs and Curriculum for Young Children||3|
|CD-125||Child Growth and Development||3|
|CD-127||Science and Mathematics for Child Development||3|
|CD-129||Language and Literature for Child Development||3|
|CD-130||Curriculum: Design and Implementation||3|
|CD-131||Child, Family and Community||3|
|CD-132||Observation and Assessment: Field Experience Seminar||3|
|CD-133||Practicum-Field Experience: Student Teaching||2|
|CD-134||Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children||3|
|CD-136||Adult Supervision 2||3|
|CD-137||Administration of Child Development Programs I||3|
|CD-138||Administration of Child Development Programs II||3|
|CD-141||Working with Children with Special Needs||3|
|CD-153||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
Plus General Education and Elective Requirements
CD-136 Adult Supervision is required for the Master Teacher Permit through California Teacher Credentialing.
Certificate of Achievement
Any student who completes the Child Development major requirements for Site Supervisor qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Permit
Any student who completes the above requirements and 16 units of GE from English/Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences and Math or Science may apply for a permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). There is an added work experience component. For full requirements go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov to contact the Child Development Department.