Child Development (CHLD)

CHLD 100
Introduction to Education and Teaching Grades K-12
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is an introductory course for students wishing to explore the teaching profession in the K-12 setting. Topics include an introduction to teacher performance expectations and California Standards for the teaching profession. Other topics include pedagogical strategies, curriculum design, California subject matter standards, use of technology in today's classroom and the importance of current issues and legislation. In addition, students are REQUIRED to observe 45 hours in a PUBLIC ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM to complete the course successfully.


CHLD 110
Early Childhood Development
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; Citrus GE; CSUGE D9)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: HDEV 110

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

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 development, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.


CHLD 111
Child Development Youth - Adolescence
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE; CSUGE D7)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course examines the history and philosophy of child development from middle childhood through adolescence (8-18 years). This includes a survey of parenting and educational practices as well as examining the responsibilities of teaching and caring for this age group.


CHLD 112
Principles of Early Childhood Education I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: HDEV 112

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practice as applied to programs and environments with an emphasis on the role of relationships, constructive adult-child-parent interactions, and teaching strategies that support physical, social/emotional, creative and intellectual development for all young children regardless of their individual and diverse needs. Observation, analysis and assessment of programs for young children will be required. The course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity.


CHLD 114
Home-Child-Community Relations
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; CSUGE D7)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An examination of the developing child in a societal context which focuses on the interrelationships of family, school and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted. The course includes an examination of community resources, the teacher's role and the influences of age, gender, diverse abilities, culture, socio-economic status and public policy factors that affect children and families.


CHLD 116
Introduction to Curriculum
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course will present an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing curriculum and environments for young children from birth through age six. Examination of the teacher's role in supporting learning and development in young children with an emphasis on the essential role of play. This course provides strategies for developmentally appropriate practice based on observation and assessments across the curriculum including the following areas: 1) langague and literacy, math and science, 2) creative art and experiences 3) development of physical, social-emotional and cognitive skills.


CHLD 120
Literacy for Children
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course will explore teaching strategies, interactions and environments necessary for nurturing early language development and literacy skills in the preschool and early school-age child. Students will analyze developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports children's emerging listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will survey children's picture books and learn techniques to enhance literacy development across the curriculum including storytelling, puppetry and other relevant language arts experiences for children 0-8 years.


CHLD 121
Art for Children
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Designed to provide the student with opportunities to experience and evaluate art and crafts materials used with the preschool and early school-age child to discover the development of creativity in children. The student will design developmentally appropriate art curriculum and explore ways to support creative thinking and experiences for children. Students will gain appreciation for art and creative thinking within diverse cultures and society at large.


CHLD 122
Music and Rhythms for Children
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

l. This course will provide the student with basic skills and techniques for using musical instruments, recordings and songs and develop rhythmic movement activities to use with preschool and early school-age children. Students will analyze, discuss and plan developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports children's music and movement needs. Previous music experience is not required.


CHLD 123
Science Experiences for Children
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course focuses on planning and implementing science experiences with preschool and early school-age children. Students will analyze and plan developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports children's understanding of life, earth and physical science concepts. This course provides exposure to formal, informal and incidental science activities and direct use of science materials. Students will analyze the teacher's role in incorporating science concepts within the total program for children.


CHLD 124
Math for Children
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The student will gain knowledge of practical mathematics activities to use with preschool and early-school age children. The student will plan developmentally appropriate math curriculum activities. This course focuses on analyzing relevant theories of child development to provide the student with opportunities to evaluate mathematical materials and activities for use in the early childhood education classroom.


CHLD 130
Infant Development and Group Care
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course focuses on the development of the infant and on the dynamics of infant group care. Methods of providing care designed for physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development will be stressed. The health and safety requirements of the state and county are included.


CHLD 134
Parent-Child Interaction
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course explores dynamics of the parent-child relationship. Students will analyze the process of being a parent, stages of parenthood, and consider both internal and external forces that influence parent-child interactions. A focus on children from birth to adolescence will include understanding developmental needs. A problem solving approach to the parent-child interaction will be examined to promote positive relationships within a harmonious family atmosphere.


CHLD 144
Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course provides an overview of health, safety and nutrition standards, regulations, laws, policies and procedures and focuses on health, safety and nutrition program development and curriculum materials in early childhood education settings. Key components that ensure physical and mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of collaborating with families and health professionals.


CHLD 150
Multi-Culture Anti-Bias Classrooms
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course will involve self-reflection of one's own understanding of educational principles as one integrates anti-bias goals to better inform teaching practices and program development. Students will examine the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications affecting young children, families, programs, teaching and education/schooling. Included is an examination of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate approaches that support all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society.


CHLD 154
Observing and Recording Behavior
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 110 or PSY 206; CHLD 112.

This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, curriculum and activities in early childhood. Students will practice a variety of techniques in a variety of different settings including; recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools.


CHLD 156
Practicum in Early Childhood Education
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 112, CHLD 114, CHLD 116 and CHLD 154; CHLD 110 or PSY 206.

Co-Requisite(s): CHLD 156L.

This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities in an early childhood setting. Emphasis is placed on developing professional relationships, planning and implementation of curriculum, environment design. A variety of programs and philosophies will be examined. Students will use practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice and are required to be registered in CHLD 156L concurrently.


CHLD 156L
Practicum Lab
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 112, CHLD 114, CHLD 116 and CHLD 154; CHLD 110 or PSY 206.

Co-Requisite(s): CHLD 156.

The student will have the opportunity for application of acquired knowledge and teaching skills directly in the early childhood classroom. The students will gain experience teaching activities to children and developing a professional attitude. NOTE: This class should be taken at the same time as CHLD 156 Practicum.


CHLD 160
Perceptual Motor and Movement Activities
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course will focus on evaluation of motor skills, planning and implementation of perceptual motor and movement activities appropriate for normal and motor-delayed young children. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the physical and psychomotor domain in the total development of the young child. Developmental motor activities will be examined that aid children in acquiring movement abilities and fitness, as well as facilitate social interaction and cognitive development. Participants will develop movement experiences for use in the classroom and in the planning of a motor development curriculum.


CHLD 164
The Child with Special Needs
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A presentation of different types of atypical development that interfere with normal physical, cognitive, social, behavioral and emotional growth from preschool through early school-age children.


CHLD 166
Speech and Language Development and Disorders
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course will cover children's acquisition of speech and language skills from birth to age five. Emphasis will be on normal language, articulation, fluency, and voice development. Included will be children's language learning strategies, adult teaching strategies, language and cultural differences, and an overview of communication disorders, as well as appropriate referral to a professional.


CHLD 168
Development Risk: Infants and Toddlers
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This class introduces the student to early intervention strategies that are positive and cost-effective for use with children who are developmentally delayed or at risk for developmental delay. Information on Public Law 99-457 is included. Specific strategies for language intervention and child abuse reporting are also included. This class is appropriate for all professionals and paraprofessionals working with young children.


CHLD 169
Managing Challenging and Disruptive Behaviors
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This course provides an overview of challenging and disruptive behaviors in preschoolers. Topics of study include attention deficit disorder, aggression, and other related topics. Students will analyze behavioral issues and explore strategies for classroom management. Students will develop guidance techniques for modifying inappropriate behaviors.


CHLD 181
Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Relationships
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This is one of four one-unit classes in Infant and Toddler Caregiving based on the Responsive Caregiving approach. Students in this class will examine the impact of teacher/parent relationships on the quality of Infant and Toddler Caregiving and review and evaluate techniques for supporting families. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development.


CHLD 182
Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Socialization and Emotional Development
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

This is one of four one-unit classes in Infant and Toddler Caregiving based on the Responsive Caregiving approach. Students in this class will study infant and toddler temperaments, stages of social and emotional development, appropriate guidance, and responsive curriculum for group care. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development.


CHLD 183
Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Learning and Development
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This is one of four one-unit classes in Infant and Toddler Caregiving based on the Responsive Caregiving approach. Students in this class will learn to recognize cues and to follow the child's interest in order to facilitate the infant's or toddler's discoveries and learning. Students will learn to base the curriculum on the child's interest and readiness. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development.


CHLD 184
Infant and Toddler Caregiver: Environments and Routines
1 Unit (AA/AS)
18 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This is one of four one-unit classes in Infant and Toddler Caregiving based on the Responsive Caregiving approach. Students in this class will learn to set up a safe, intimate, and interesting environment for infants and toddlers. They will also learn the techniques of responsive caregiving in daily routines. This class partially meets the licensing requirement for 3 units in infant and toddler care and development.


CHLD 190
Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 112 and 114; CHLD 110 or 111 or PSY 206.

Students who meet one of the following conditions may also qualify for this course: (1) Students who possess a California Child Development "Teacher" level permit on the statewide permit matrix or (2) Students with two years of work experience at the teacher level in early childhood education. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of administration of early childhood education programs. Includes specific topics of curriculum development and evaluation; staff selection, supervision and evaluation; laws and regulations; site development and supervision; budgeting and fiscal management; parent education; health and safety supervision; time management and problem solving techniques. This class meets state requirements for supervision of Title XXII preschool programs.


CHLD 191
Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 112, CHLD 114 and CHLD 116; CHLD 110 or PSY 206; Student may substitute other courses for CHLD 112 but must have 12+ units of child development.

Introduction to the policies and procedures specific to state funded programs. Includes Title V regulations, evaluation of programs utilizing the state mandated Program Quality Review, development of proposals and grant requests for state or other funding, process of promulgating regulations, affecting proposed regulations, staff development and training, development of program policies.


CHLD 194
Personnel Issues in Adult Supervision and Mentoring
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHLD 156 and CHLD 156L.

This course addresses those personnel issues most often encountered by administrators of Early Childhood Education programs including: policies and procedures for selection and supervision of staff; pre-service and in-service education; leadership and motivation; team building; conflict resolution; supervision and evaluation.