Child Development (CHDV)

CHDV 50  Working With Young Children  (3.0 Units)  

This survey course provides an introduction to early childhood education. Classroom instruction and practical experiences will include child development, child guidance, health and safety issues and curriculum exploration. This course will provide a foundation for continued course work in the field.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

CHDV 100  Child Growth & Development  (3.0 Units)  

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception 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.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45 or Eligibility for ENGL 101 is Strongly Advised

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHDV 105  Introduction to Elementary Education  (3.0 Units)  

This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools; kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). As this course is a requirement for the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, there is a specific emphasis on grades K-6. Topics include: teaching as a profession and career; historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system; contemporary educational issues; California's content standards and frameworks; and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork/observation in a public school elementary general education classroom that represents California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 106  Child, Family, and Community  (3.0 Units)  

An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community, with emphasis on historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.

Recommended Preparation: Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45 Minimum grade C or eligibility for ENGL 101 is strongly advised.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHDV 110  Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides an introduction to the critical principles and practices of the field of early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to interaction strategies that build meaningful relationships, provide for guidance and discipline, and support play and exploration. Students will consider developmental theory and its implications on interaction through play and relationships. The course will provide a brief overview of the field of early childhood education, and introduce students to developmentally appropriate practices of observation, assessment and curriculum planning.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45; Minimum grade C or eligibility to ENGL 101 is strongly advised

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 111  Infant and Toddler Caregiving  (3.0 Units)  

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.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 133  Art Experiences for Young Children  (3.0 Units)  

This course prepares students to support the young child's creative development. Students will select, develop and present art materials and activities for young children. An understanding of appropriate developmental art experiences and the creative process will be stressed. Emphasis is placed on developing a classroom enviroment that promotes creative expression.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 134  Language and Early Literacy Development  (3.0 Units)  

This course will focus on the young child's language acquisition and early literacy development. Emphasis will be on introducing students to developmentally appropriate activities and practices, which will foster language and early literacy. The course will allow students to develop language curriculum materials. It will satisfy the program/curriculum requirement for licensing and credentialing.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 137  Introduction to Children With Special Needs  (3.0 Units)  

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.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 138  Coop Ed Child Development  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in this catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 141  Basics of School-Age Child Care  (3.0 Units)  

An introduction to appropriate practices in school-aged programs and curriculum based upon knowledge of the development of the child ages six to twelve. Exploration of curriculum units that include creative art, music, and literature.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 142  Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition  (3.0 Units)  

This course introduces the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures of health, safety and nutrition which promote optimal health and positive attitudes toward wellness in the growing child at home and at school. Included will be identification and prevention of health problems; practical aspects of developing safe and healthy environments; and promoting good nutrition and food habits.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45; Minimum grade C or eligibility for ENGL 101 strongly advised

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 144  Math/Science Experiences for Children  (2.0 Units)  

This course emphasizes developmentally appropriate activities which will foster the preschool child's knowledge of mathematical and science concepts. Students will be assisted in developing science and math curriculum activities and will gain knowledge of how to provide rich and stimulating environments for children.

Lecture Hours: 36.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 145  Music and Movement Experiences for Young Children  (2.0 Units)  

This course focuses on musical activities and experiences through which children develop skills, concepts and attitudes. It will introduce students to gross motor development in the early years and how to facilitate this development with music and movement activities. Students will select, develop and present music and movement activities leading to a comprehensive file of classroom activities to be implemented in one's own early childhood setting.

Lecture Hours: 36.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 150  Introduction to Curriculum  (3.0 Units)  

The study and application of curriculum design principles for early childhood educational programs. Course includes planning and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote physical cognitive, creative, social and emotional growth in children. Planning a comprehensive unit of study is also included.

Recommended Preparation: CHDV 100 AND CHDV 110; ENGL 45 or Eligibility for ENGL 101 is strongly advised

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 160  Observation and Assessment  (3.0 Units)  

This course offers an in-depth study pf cirremt pbservatopm amd assess,emt approaches to understand and articulate development in children birth through age 8. Guided by developmenta theory, students will learn how observation and assessment influence the design of early childhood settings, understanding and guiding child behavior, curricular plans, commmunication with families, and support program quality. Students must be aware that homework for this course involves observing children in a variety of settings.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 CHDV 106 CHDV 110 CHDV 150; Minimum grade C; and TB clearance, an influenza shot, (TDap) pertussis and measles immunization.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 200  Teaching in a Diverse Society  (3.0 Units)  

Course will explore diversity in early childhood settings; anti-bias curriculum, culturally relevant environments, developmental issues, advocacy, and attitudes towards culture, race, gender, etc.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 CHDV 106 CHDV 110 CHDV 150; Minimum grade C;

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 210  Practicum  (4.0 Units)  

This course focuses on the integration and applica tion of child development theory to facilitate learning among young children . Students will complete 108 lab hours of supervised field experience at the ca mpus Child Development Center or with an approved Mentor Teacher in the C ommunity. Emphasis is placed on developing effective teaching strategies , play-oriented curriculum planning based upon observation and assessment, di scipline and guidance techniques, cooperative relationships with staff a nd families, professional ethics and assessment of one's own professional competenc e.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 CHDV 106 CHDV 110 CHDV 150; Minimum grade C; Current (within a year) medical verification of absence of tuberculosis (TB). Must p rovide verification of an influenza shot, (TDap) pertussis and measles immunization  (SB792).

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 220  Mentor Teacher/Adult Supervision  (2.0 Units)  

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. This course is designed to fulfill three of the six semester units of administration required for the Site Supervisor Permit.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 CHDV 106 CHDV 110 CHDV 142 CHDV 150 CHDV 160 CHDV 200 CHDV 210; Minimum grade C;

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 101.0

Lecture Hours: 36.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 239  Administration of Children's Programs I  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the administration of early childhood programs. Covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. Examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate an early care and education program. This course is designed to fulfill three of the six semester units of administration required for the site supervisor permit.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of State Department of Health Standard and CHDV 210 CHDV 200 CHDV 160 CHDV 150 CHDV 142 CHDV 110 CHDV 100 CHDV 106 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHDV 240  Administration of Children's Programs II  (3.0 Units)  

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. This course is designed to fulfill three of the six semester units of administration required for the Site Supervisor Permit.

Prerequisite(s): CHDV 100 CHDV 106 CHDV 110 CHDV 142 CHDV 150 CHDV 160 CHDV 200 and CHDV 210; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only