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CD 114 - Observation and Assessment

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students working towards a Child Development Permit. The course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies applied to document development, growth, play, and learning in order to join with families and professionals in promoting children’s success and maintaining quality programs. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment methods are explored. Advantages and disadvantages of observation techniques, observer bias, and cultural considerations are discussed. This course meets the Department of Social Services (DSS) Classification Indicator DS3 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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