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Associate of Science Degree
Child Development

The following curriculum meets the requirements for an Associate of Science Degree. Students planning to continue towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Home Economics or Elementary Education should consult the college or university to which they intend to transfer for specific requirements. All courses listed in Child Development electives, regardless of the catalog year or year taken, may be used as Child Development electives for the Associate Degree under any catalog year.

The State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has several Child Development Permits available to students completing Child Development courses. See www.ctc.ca.gov/ credentials/CREDS/child-dev-permits.html for details.

Child Development students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (RHC GE 6)M3.0
CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following coursers: CD 106 or PSY 112)

This course provides an overview of human growth from conception to adolescence. The theories of development relevant to life through the teenage years are introduced and the social, emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of these early stages of life are addressed. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a profession working with children and their families or those interested in furthering their understanding of child and adolescent development. This course is also designed to meet the Department of Social Service Classification DS1 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
2nd Semester
CD 110 - Principles and Practices of Early Childhood EducationM3.0
CD 110 - Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who seek to work in educational programs for children from birth to age eight. The course examines the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs and environments, emphasizing the key role of relationship, constructive adult-child interaction, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative, and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots or early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics, and professional identity. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 208 - Child, Family and CommunityM3.0
CD 208 - Child, Family and Community (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students desiring to work with children in a group setting, as well as for parents and others who wish to further their understanding of how the socio-cultural environment affects the developing child. The course examines the historical and contemporary interrelationship of family, school and community on child development. The process of socialization and identity formation will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS2 and the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permit.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (RHC GE 2)*GE4.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 060, MATH 062, MATH 070, MATH 073,   MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

RHC GE 4 - American InstitutionsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
POLS 110, 110H;
HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:16.0 
Summer 1
CD 111 - Early Childhood Education CurriculumM3.0
CD 111 - Early Childhood Education Curriculum (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course presents current concepts in childhood curriculum development and implementation. The student will design curriculum based on observation and assessment of young children to support play and learning using developmental, inclusive and anti-bias principles in collaboration with families to support all children; demonstrate knowledge of the teachers’ role in evaluating best practices and apply understanding of children’s learning and development. This course is meant for students who plan to create and implement children’s educational programs. This course is also designed to meet the State of California Title 22 Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirements for the Child Development Permit.

RHC GE 3 - Physical EducationGE1.0

Select one: KINA or DANC activity course.
Students who have completed a Fire, Police, Wildland Fire, or Corrections Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement, as are students with a DD214 on file. Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in Student Health & Psychological Services.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
3rd Semester
Select One: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

CD 114 - Observation and AssessmentM3.0
CD 114 - Observation and Assessment (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
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.

RHC GE 5 - Natural Science with LabGE4.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one Natural Science with Lab:
ANTH 101, 101H & 101L;
ASTR 110, 110H & 112;
BIOL 101, 105 & 105L, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L;
BIOT 100;
CHEM 110, 120, 130;
GEOG 101 & 101L;
GEOL 150 & 151, 152 & 152L;
PHY 120, 150, 160, 211, 212, 213

RHC GE 8b - Communication/Analytical ThinkingGE3.0
Notes:
If transfer level math/quantitative reasoning has been completed with a "C" or better, area 8b has been met.

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
CIT 101, 125, 135;
ENGL 125, 201, 201H;
FIN 101;
GIS 120;
LIB 101;
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 251, 260, 270;
PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115;
PSY 190;
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140;
READ 101;
VOCB 101

Total Semester Units:13.0 
4th Semester
CD 228 - Early Childhood Education PracticumM3.0
CD 228 - Early Childhood Education Practicum (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CD 106, CD 110, CD 111, CD 114 and CD 208; Verification of immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles and freedom from tuberculosis are necessary to fulfill the lab requirement of this course.
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

In this capstone course the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood program planning and teaching competencies under the supervision of Child Development faculty and other qualified early education professionals. 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. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. This course is designed for students looking for a supervised field/laboratory experience in an early childhood setting. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits. 3.4 consecutive hours of weekly supervised field experience at the Rio Hondo College Child Development Center are required. Schedule must be established prior to the start of the semester. Beginning times are typically 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30 am or 1:45 pm. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis and immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles are required prior to the semester's start. For more information, contact CDCinfo@riohondo.edu.

Select one: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

RHC GE 7a - Fine ArtsGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140;
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H;
GDSN 110:
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141;
MUST 151;
PHTO 110, 130;
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

RHC GE 7b - HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202;
CHIN 101, 102;
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150;
EGSS 130;
ENGL 126, 131;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170;
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H,140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149;
MSCM 128;
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140;
POLS 128, 128H, 150;
SOC 148, 148H;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202;
SPCH 130, 132;

ElectiveEL3.0

Select any course that is numbered 40 or above. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
Total Units for Child Development AS program 61.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
*PSY 190 is the preferred math/quantitative reasoning course for Behavioral and Social Science majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major preparation requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

CD 106 - Child Growth and DevelopmentM3.0
CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*Credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following coursers: CD 106 or PSY 112)

This course provides an overview of human growth from conception to adolescence. The theories of development relevant to life through the teenage years are introduced and the social, emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of these early stages of life are addressed. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a profession working with children and their families or those interested in furthering their understanding of child and adolescent development. This course is also designed to meet the Department of Social Service Classification DS1 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
CD 208 - Child, Family and CommunityM3.0
CD 208 - Child, Family and Community (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students desiring to work with children in a group setting, as well as for parents and others who wish to further their understanding of how the socio-cultural environment affects the developing child. The course examines the historical and contemporary interrelationship of family, school and community on child development. The process of socialization and identity formation will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS2 and the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permit.

CD 110 - Principles and Practices of Early Childhood EducationM3.0
CD 110 - Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who seek to work in educational programs for children from birth to age eight. The course examines the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs and environments, emphasizing the key role of relationship, constructive adult-child interaction, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative, and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots or early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics, and professional identity. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / MATH 150 (CSU GE B4)*GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070CD or MATH 073 or MATH 073B or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
CD 111 - Early Childhood Education CurriculumM3.0
CD 111 - Early Childhood Education Curriculum (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course presents current concepts in childhood curriculum development and implementation. The student will design curriculum based on observation and assessment of young children to support play and learning using developmental, inclusive and anti-bias principles in collaboration with families to support all children; demonstrate knowledge of the teachers’ role in evaluating best practices and apply understanding of children’s learning and development. This course is meant for students who plan to create and implement children’s educational programs. This course is also designed to meet the State of California Title 22 Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
Select one: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

CD 114 - Observation and AssessmentM3.0
CD 114 - Observation and Assessment (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
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.

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

US HISTORY (CSU C2)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select one: CD 102 / CD 103 / CD 115 / CD 118 / CD 119 / CD 120 / CD 211 / CD 213 / CD 224 / CD 226 / CD 229 / CD 232 / ED 110 M3.0
CD 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in working in group care and educational programs that enroll children from infancy to early adolescence. The course focuses on preventive health and safety practices in group care environments for both children and adults and integration of these practices into everyday program planning and development. Introduction will also be provided regarding the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and child development curriculum related to child nutrition, health and safety. Topics will include prevention and recognition of infectious disease, immunization, dental and mental health, child nutrition, menu planning, sanitary food handling, prevention of injury, emergency preparedness and evacuation, providing services for children with special needs and child abuse prevention, identification and reporting responsibilities. The importance of program collaboration with families and health professionals will also be addressed. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS7 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 103 - Parenting (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students interested in learning how to understand and work effectively with parents, and to understand the parent-child relationships in their own lives. The course provides a framework for topics pertinent to current parenting concepts. Topics include understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse cultures, various lifestyles and family structures, alternatives to biological parenting, and understanding high-risk families.

CD 115 - Creative Art Experiences for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective is utilized as students explore creative art and its impact on the whole child, the artistic development process, aesthetics, the elements of art, specific art program approaches, artistic styles, facilitating and supporting creative art experiences for children, art assessment techniques, and specific art experiences. This course is appropriate for students interested in working with children in group care and educational environments. This course applies towards the childcare licensing category 3 (DS3) as authorized by Title 22 within the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), as well as the California teacher credentialing requirements for the child development permit.

CD 118 - Development of Science and Math Experiences (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a framework from which to explore the theories, philosophies, principles, and implementation of science and math experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon theoretical and developmental foundations with practical application in the form of developmentally appropriate activities for use in the school and the child care center. This course is targeted for students preparing for a career in teaching children. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 119 - Music and Movement for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course offers a framework for providing developmentally appropriate music and movement principles and experiences for children birth to early adolescence. The developmental characteristics of movement and music abilities will be outlined along with the basics of movement and music education. Students will participate in music and movement related activities. This course is designed for students interested in working with children in group care and educational programs. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 120 - Experiences in Language Arts (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting and facilitating the language development of children. The course is a study of philosophies, principles and implementation of language arts experiences for children from birth to early adolescence. The theoretical basis of language development and systems of teaching literacy will be addressed. Literature, dramatics, flannel board stories, puppetry, and storytelling are incorporated into the course as strategies for language acquisition as well as literacy activities. The course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

CD 211 - Infant and Toddler Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. The focus of this course applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. It also emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development. This course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 213 - Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS4 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

CD 224 - Diversity Issues During Early Childhood, School Age and Adolescence (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course addresses the similarities, variety and multiplicity found within programs and educational settings for young children, school age children and adolescents. Topics covered include: family values, culture, race, gender, social class, sexual preference, language and abilities. Focus will also be placed on developmental appropriateness in addressing diversity, parental perspectives and the effects of diversity on the domains of development. This course is designed for students wishing to work in children's programs and educational settings. This course meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title 5 Child Development Permits.

CD 226 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. This course will prepare students who wish to work in children’s programs or educational environments to facilitate the learning and development of children with special needs. Applies toward the State of California Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit.

CD 229 - Literacy Development for Children (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is appropriate for students interested in facilitating and supporting literacy development in children enrolled in group care and educational environments. Focus is on effective skills and techniques utilized by teachers and caregivers to enhance the development of Emergent Literacy skills throughout childhood. Students will develop knowledge of the sequence of Literacy and Language Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in classroom environments and a Balanced Literacy Approach. Effective assessment, curriculum and techniques to promote skill development will also be introduced. The course meets State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Child Development Permit and Department of Social Service Classification Indicator DS3.

CD 232 - Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. It focuses on the use of observation and assessment in meeting the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Topics included are the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits.

ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K–12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession and the diversity of the public school system are examined and discussed, and students gain experience in all three levels of the K–12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching; 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

CD 228 - Early Childhood Education PracticumM3.0
CD 228 - Early Childhood Education Practicum (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CD 106, CD 110, CD 111, CD 114 and CD 208; Verification of immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles and freedom from tuberculosis are necessary to fulfill the lab requirement of this course.
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

In this capstone course the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood program planning and teaching competencies under the supervision of Child Development faculty and other qualified early education professionals. 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. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment; and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as student teachers design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. This course is designed for students looking for a supervised field/laboratory experience in an early childhood setting. The course meets The Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and applies towards the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permits. 3.4 consecutive hours of weekly supervised field experience at the Rio Hondo College Child Development Center are required. Schedule must be established prior to the start of the semester. Beginning times are typically 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30 am or 1:45 pm. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis and immunizations against influenza, pertussis, and measles are required prior to the semester's start. For more information, contact CDCinfo@riohondo.edu.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

Total Semester Units:16.0† 
Total Units for Child Development AS program (Transfer to CSU)61.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
*PSY 190 is the preferred math/quantitative reasoning course for Behavioral and Social Science majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major preparation requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

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Students will explain and demonstrate the principles of developmentally appropriate practice while planning for and interacting with children in the early childhood classroom.


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