Child Development (CHIL)



100 Introduction to Child Development - 3 hours lecture, 3 unites (Grade Only)

Advisory : English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course serves as an overview of the field of child development. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of historical and contemporary philosophies and models of early childhood education, exploration of the variety and scope of programs in the community, examination of career options and career preparation in the field of child development, and current issues and trends facing early childhood education. This course is designed for students majoring in child development and anyone interested in a career in child development. This course partially fulfills the Title 22 teacher requirement. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

101 Human Growth and Development - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English for Speakers of Other Languages 45 or English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course examines the interrelationship among the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development of individuals from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on positive relationships with family members, peers, and other significant individuals. Topics include theories and philosophies of human development and cross-cultural patterns. Students observe children and educational programs. This course is a core requirement for the State of California Child Development Permit and the State of California Community Care Licensing, Title XXII. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Child Development (CHIL) 101 and 103 combined: maximum credit, one course.

103 Lifespan Growth and Development 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of human development from conception to death. Topics include theories of human development, including the physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive stages from prenatal through adulthood and aging. Students explore the interrelationship of the family’s role and its influences throughout life. They also perform behavioral observations of various life stages. This course is intended for child development professionals or anyone interested in the study of human development. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Child Development (CHIL) 101 and 103 combined: maximum credit, one course.

111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of music and perceptual motor activities in child development from infancy through kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on basic teaching techniques and suitable materials and equipment for toddlers and preschool children. This course is designed for students who have an interest in working with children ages 0 - 5 in early childhood environments. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

121 Creative Art - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course introduces the creative process and experience in early childhood education programs. Emphasis is placed on creative development, art curriculum activities, basic teaching skills, guidance techniques, equipment, and materials. Students select appropriate activities for a variety of age and maturity levels based on child development theories and concepts. This course is intended for students majoring in Child Development or others interested in the creative process in early childhood education. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

133 Language and Literature - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Child Development 131.
This course introduces the function of language and literature in early childhood educational programs. It emphasizes the development of language and literature curriculum activities; basic teaching skills; guidance techniques; equipment and materials; and opportunities to assist learning among English Language Learners. Students select appropriate activities for a variety of age groups and maturity levels based on child development theories and concepts. This course is intended for students interested in licensing, child development permits, transfer, or general interest in working with children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

135 Curriculum: Science and Math - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Mathematics 38 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Child Development 131.
This course examines the development and significance of science and math concepts for young children. Emphasis is placed on the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate science and math activities, basic teaching skills, guidance techniques, equipment and materials for various age and maturity levels. This course is designed for all students interested in working with children and may be used for licensing and child development permits. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

141 The Child, Family and Community - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of the dynamics of human development and socialization in a culturally pluralistic society. Emphasis is placed on the influences of contemporary family living and cultural patterns on the child, school-family relationships, and community resources and services that support and strengthen families. This course is a core requirement for California Child Development teacher/director center permits as well as for the State of California Department of Community Care Title 22 licensing childcare centers requirements. This course is designed for all students interested in child development and multi-cultural and behavioral studies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

151 Program Planning - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Child Development 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent and one of the following: Child Development 111, 121, 131, 133, 135, 153, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Corequisite: Child Development 270.
Corequisite:
Child Development 270. Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course focuses on planning the preschool learning environment to promote optimal development. Emphasis is placed on curriculum planning, guidance, safety, record keeping, observation techniques, project planning, and classroom management. Students enrolled in this course must be concurrently working in a preschool learning environment under the supervision of a person holding a Child Development Master Teacher Permit or the equivalent. This course is intended for students pursuing teaching careers in early care and education settings and partially fulfills State of California Permit and Title 22 teacher requirements. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

152 School Age Program Planning - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Mathematics 38 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M30.
This course is a practical study of school age program planning. Emphasis is placed on the details of planning a school age program, curriculum development, staff training and guidance, and health and safety. This course is designed for students majoring in Child Development and/or those planning to work with school age children in community settings. This course may be used to partially fulfill State of California Development Permit Requirements and Title 21 teaching requirements. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

153 Techniques of Teaching Using the Reggio Emilia Approach - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory : English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
Limitation on Enrollment : This course is not open to students with previous credit for Child Development 265E.
This course is based on the early childhood philosophy and teaching techniques adopted by the schools from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Emphasis is placed on the overall principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy of valuing the capabilities of the child, collaborations between the teachers, family and community, strategies of emergent curriculum, project work and the documentation process. Adaptation strategies for the use of Reggio in traditional preschools and childcare programs are addressed. This course is designed for students majoring in child development and for teachers and administrators as partial fulfillment of Title 22 and Child Development Permit requirements. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

155 Supervised Field Study Seminar 1 hour lecture, 1 unit Grade Only

Corequisite : Child Development 151 and Child Development 270.
This seminar course provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect on their student teaching fieldwork in order to effectively apply the principles and best practices of early care and education programs to their on-site work experience. This course is intended for students seeking teaching positions in early care and education settings and partially fulfills State of California Permit and Title 22 teacher requirements. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

160 Observing and Understanding Children - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory : English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.  Limitation on Enrollment: Health and Safety. TB clearance within the last year is required.
This course focuses on behavioral patterns and growth processes of young children through observations and supervised participation in the campus Child Development Center. The course emphasizes the principles of observing, interpreting, and guiding children’s behavior. Topics include children’s developmental, safety, and nutritional needs. This course is intended for students majoring in child development and parents of children enrolled in the campus child development center. This course partially fulfills the specialization requirements for the State of California Master Teacher Permit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

161 Observations and Issues in Child Development - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory : English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment : Health and Safety. TB clearance within the last year is required.
This course explores current issues in child development and how these issues influence both the child and family. The course emphasizes effective communication skills, positive guidance techniques, kindergarten readiness skills, and appropriate classroom activities. This course is intended for students majoring in child development and parents of children enrolled in the campus child development center. This course partially fulfills the specialization requirements for the State of California Master Teacher Permit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

162 Observing and Guiding Child Behavior - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A and English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course explores various behavior management techniques; interpersonal communication; and ideas and suggestions to assist caregivers in guiding a child’s behavior. Students apply developmental, cultural, and communication principles in combination with observations of real situations. The focus is on children from birth through age 10. This course partially fulfills the specialization requirements for the State of California Master Teacher Permit. It is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood and family support programs. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

165 Children With Special Needs - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a survey of education for children with special needs. Emphasis is placed on the types and characteristics of special needs as well as on the methods for integrating children with special needs into inclusive educational settings. Topics include the history of special education legislation, current educational compliance requirements and community resources available to parents, teachers and other professionals. This course is designed for professionals and parents who work with children with special needs. This course partially fulfills the specialization requirement for the State of California Master Teacher Permit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

166 Special Needs Curriculum - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an in-depth study of curriculum for children with special needs. Emphasis is placed on the concept of full inclusion of children with special needs into school/community settings and on related educational strategies and adaptive equipment. This course is designed for parents, teachers, nurses, social workers, and paraprofessionals employed in schools, day care centers, and child development programs. This course partially meets the specialization requirements for the Master Teacher Permit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course examines typical and atypical physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of the infant and toddler. The selection and maintenance of appropriate play materials and equipment for indoor and outdoor environments is discussed. Appropriate observations and visitations to the community are required. This course meets State of California Title 22 licensing regulations for teachers in infant toddler settings and fulfills the Infant/Toddler specialization requirement for the State of California Master Teacher Permit when taken in addition to Child Development 176. It is intended for students majoring in child development, parents, or those interested in infant/toddler care. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

176 Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of the principles of infant/ toddler care, including all aspects of infant and toddler development. Students learn to plan appropriate indoor and outdoor curriculum and environments. Other topics include health, nutrition and safety for the very young as well as licensing regulations, staff interactions, parent participation, and program development. This course meets State of California Title 22 licensing regulations for teachers in infant toddler settings and fulfills the Infant/Toddler specialization requirement for the State of California Master Teacher Permit when taken in addition to Child Development 175. It is intended for students majoring in child development, parents, or those interested in infant/toddler care. (FT) AA/ AS; CSU.

180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course is a survey of the nutritional, health, and safety needs of children from infant/toddlers through preschool age. Topics include but are not limited to the planning and execution of environments and activities that promote safety, balanced diet, and overall health for children. Students also learn the fundamentals of pediatric first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This course meets the Title XXII, fifteen hour, Health and Safety Training requirement, including signs and symptoms of child abuse. It is intended for students majoring in child development and practicing child development professionals. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

188 Violence in the Lives of Children and Families - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course examines the causes and effects of violence in the lives of children and families. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed for conflict resolution and on the environmental set-ups and curricula that promote peaceful, cooperative, and nonviolent play and interactions. Other topics include the history, current legislation, reporting responsibilities, and identification of abuse. This course is designed for parents, teachers, nurses, and other child care professionals who wish to learn strategies for understanding and responding to the various forms of stress and violence that affect children today. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

202 Administration of Early Childhood Programs - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Child Development 101 and 141, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Mathematics 38 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M30; Child Development 111 and 121 or 131, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an overview of early childhood education program administration. Topics include theoretical perspectives on early childhood education, licensing regulations, funding sources, budgetary considerations, personnel management, curriculum development, and teacher selection. The course meets State of California Title 22 licensing regulations for site supervisors. It also partially fulfills State of California matrix requirements for Program Director and Site Supervisor Permits. This course is intended for anyone seeking a position as a site supervisor or center director. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

210 Supervision of Early Childhood Programs - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Child Development 141 and 151, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Child Development 201 or 201B.
This course is a study of the supervisory tools and techniques required to organize and evaluate early childhood programs. Emphasis is placed on supervisory functions, in-service staff training, educational philosophies, program and staff evaluation, models of parent education and involvement, and supportive services. This course is designed for students who intend to go into supervisory positions in early childhood education, and it partially fulfills the State of California Child Development Permit Matrix requirement for supervisors and directors and also meets the State of California Title 22 licensing regulations for directors. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

215 Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Settings - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Child Development 151 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the methods and principles of supervising adults in early childhood settings. Students study effective models for guiding and evaluating adults, developing positive communication skills and recognizing the role of mentors in teaching environments. This course is designed for students who supervise other adults in classrooms while simultaneously providing appropriate settings for young children. This course partially meets the requirements for the Master Teacher Permit, Site Supervisor and Program Director permits issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. AA/AS.

270 Work Experience 60 - 300 hours other, 1-4 units Grade Only

This course is for Child Development students to acquire on-the-job training within an early care and education facility and partially fulfills State of California Permit and Title 22 teacher requirements. The combined maximum credit for all work experience course work from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

275 Supervised Field Study 3-9 hours lab, 1-3 units Grade Only

Corequisite: Child Development 151.
Advisory: Child Development 160 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This directed field study course provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom information in a practical setting with supervision from faculty as well as field-site supervisors. Intended for students who plan to teach or supervise in early childhood settings, this course partially fulfills the State of California requirement for experience. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

280 Environmental Rating Scale 1 hour lecture, 1 unit Grade Only

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides students with an introduction to the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) administration, scoring system, profile, and improvement plan. The course focuses on environmental evaluation and program improvement. Students learn how to evaluate the quality of child care programs and increase the quality of care through practical improvements. This course is intended for child development professionals currently working in the field as well as students seeking professional development, child development permits, employment opportunities, or anyone with general interest in working with children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
Investigation of a special area in the field of Child Development. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

291 Child Development Lab Practicum 3 - 12 hours lab, 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4; Child Development 160 or 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent W4
This course provides supervised practical experience at the campus child development lab to supplement child development courses and related curriculum. Through on-site training, students gain practical knowledge in curriculum development; guidance strategies; observation; and child growth and development. This course is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood education and family support agencies or for parents who seek strategies and techniques for guiding children. The course may be used toward the field experience component for the State of California Child Development Permit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

291A Child Development Center Practicum - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides directed laboratory experience in the campus Child Development Center. Students become familiar with the operating policies and procedures of a preschool program and observe and access the development of children. This course may be used toward the experience component for the State of California Child Development Permit. It is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood and family support programs and for parents who seek practical experience in guiding and teaching children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

291B Child Development Center Practicum - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides directed laboratory experience in the campus Child Development Center. Students examine appropriate safety, health, and nutritional practices in a preschool setting with an emphasis on implementation with young children. This course may be used toward the experience component for the State of California Child Development Permit and toward the Health and Safety training requirements for Title 22. It is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood education and family support programs and for parents who seek practical experience in guiding and teaching children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

291C Child Development Center Practicum - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides directed laboratory experience in the campus Child Development Center. Students explore teaching practices that enhance children’s learning in the classroom and assist in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities. This course may be used toward the experience component for the State of California Child Development Permit. It is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood and family support programs and for parents who seek practical experience in guiding and teaching children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

291D Child Development Center Practicum - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides directed laboratory experience in the campus Child Development Center. Students examine the role of routines and transitional activities in the organization and structure of an early child development setting. The class emphasizes positive guidance and discipline for young children. This course may be used toward the field experience component for the State of California Child Development Permit. It is intended for students who plan careers in early childhood and family support programs and for parents who seek practical experience in guiding and teaching children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.