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Child Development Courses

Child Development 107 Child Growth and Development (DS1)
(Formerly: Human Development 107, Child Growth and Development)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Examines the interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors and the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Field-based assignments may be required. No credit for students who have taken Psychology 157. CSU/UC (C-ID)
 
Child Development 108 Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development (DS3)
(Formerly: Human Development 108A, Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107 or concurrent enrollment.
This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document young children’s development and learning. Emphasizes use of findings to inform and plan learning environments and experiences. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools will be explored along with strategies for collaboration with families and professionals. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 110 Child, Family and Community (DS2)
(Formerly: Human Development 110, Child, Family and Community)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Examines processes of socialization focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and the influence of multiple societal contexts. Explores the role of collaboration between family, community, and schools in supporting children’s development. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU/UC
 
Child Development 111A Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
(Formerly: Human Development 111A, Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107 and 108.
An examination of the historical context and theoretical perspectives of developmentally appropriate practices in early care and education. Examines the role of the early childhood educator, identifying best practices for environmental design, curriculum, and teaching strategies. Explores teacher-child relationships, professional ethics, career pathways, and professional standards. Field trips and field- based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 111B Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (DS3)
(Formerly: Human Development 111B, Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107, 108 and 111A
(CDEV 111A may be previously or concurrently enrolled).
Examines developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments for young children. Explores teaching strategies and curriculum development based on theoretical frameworks, observation and assessment. Emphasizes the teacher’s role in supporting development and learning across the curriculum. Emphasizes the teacher’s role in supporting development and learning across the curriculum, including content areas. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state- mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 112 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Children
(Formerly: Human Development 112, Health, Safety and Nutrition for Children)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Recommended Preparation: Six (6) units of child development classes.
Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures, and best practices related to child health safety and nutrition in early childhood programs. Includes prevention strategies, nutrition and meal planning for various ages and abilities and planning educational experiences integrated into daily routines designed to teach children positive health, safety, and nutrition habits. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 116A Infant/Toddler Growth and Development (DS4)
(Formerly: Human Development 116A, Infant/Toddler Growth and Development)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107 and 108
A study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. Applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. Partially fulfills the requirements for state licensing. With Child Development 116B, this class fulfills infant/toddler specialization for Child Development Center permits. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state- mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 116B Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (DS3)
(Formerly: Human Development 116B, Programming for Infants and Toddlers)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107, 108 and 116A
(CDEV 116A may be previously or concurrently enrolled).
Applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. This class partially fulfills the requirements for state licensing. With Child Development 116A, this course fulfills infant/toddler specialization for Child Development Center permit. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state- mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 120A Development of the School-Age Child (DS5)
(Formerly: Human Development 120, Development of the School Age Child)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107 and 108
Examines the physical, cognitive/language, and psychosocial development of children five to twelve years old emphasizing the interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. Using developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe and evaluate children ad- dressing issues of typical and atypical development and diversity. Fulfills partial requirements for the School-Age Child Development Permit. Not offered every semester. Field trips to local child development centers may be included. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 120B School-Age Child Care and Recreation Activities (DS5)
(Formerly: Human Development 121 School Age Child Care Activities)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 107, 108 and 120A
(CDEV 120A may be previously or concurrently enrolled).
Focuses on school-age creative activities including planning and implementing an appropriate before and after school curriculum. Attention will be paid to integrating academics, recreation and creative activities suitable for school-age child care programs. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU
 
Child Development 205 Introduction to Children with Special Needs
(Formerly: Human Development 205 Exceptionality and Special Needs in Child Development)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. Includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU
 
Child Development 206 Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs
(Formerly Human Development 208 Working With Families of Children with Special Needs)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 205.
Covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. Focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Includes the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU
 
Child Development 215 Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education (DS6)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Recommended Preparation: Twelve units in ECE.
Introduction to the administration of early childhood programs. Covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. Ex- amines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate an early care and education program. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 216 Administration II: Personnel and Leadership in Early Childhood Education (DS6)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Recommended Preparation: Child Development 215 and twelve units in ECE.
This course acquaints students with effective strategies for personnel management and leadership in early care and education settings. Includes legal and ethical responsibilities, supervision techniques, professional development, and reflective practices for a diverse and inclusive early care and education program. Field trips and field- based assignments may be required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 220 The Child as Victim
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Exploration of battered, molested, and neglected children from five vantage points: child, law, parents, social services and education. CSU
 
Child Development 221 Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society
(Formerly Human Development 221 Teaching in a Diverse Society)
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total.
Examines the impact of various societal influences on the development of children’s social identity. Covers developmentally appropriate, inclusive and anti-bias approaches. Self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes, and bias will be emphasized. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU
 
Child Development 250 Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education
Unit(s): 3.0/Class Hours: 48 Lecture total./Prerequisite: Child Development 111B, 116B or 120B.
Methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. Field trips and field-based assignments may be required. CSU
 
Child Development 298A Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
Unit(s): 3.5/Class Hours: 32 Lecture total, 75 laboratory total./Prerequisite: Child Development 110, 111B, 112, 205 and 221.
Under guided supervision in a Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Child Development Center or approved mentor site, 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. Reflective practice will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate approaches and strategies, and techniques that promote development and learning. Field trips and field-based assignments required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU
 
Child Development 298B Practicum in Infant/Toddler Programs
Unit(s): 3.5/Class Hours: 32 Lecture total, 75 laboratory total./Prerequisite: Child Development 110, 112, 116B, 205 and 221.
Under guided supervision in a Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Child Development Center or approved mentor site, 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. Reflective practice will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate approaches and strategies, and techniques that promote development and learning for infants and toddlers. Field trips and field-based assignments required. A negative TB test result and state-mandated immunizations are required. CSU