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Child Development

This curriculum is designed to meet the minimum educational requirements of the California Department of Social Services (DSS) to secure employment in state licensed private preschools and childcare centers as Infant/Toddler, Preschool or School-Age Teachers or as Program Director. The curriculum will also meet requirements for acquiring Assistant and Associate Teacher Level Child Development Permits from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in order to secure employment in state and federally funded programs for children. All courses listed in Child Development electives, regardless of the catalog year or year taken, may be used as Child Development electives for the Certificate of Achievement 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 represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that 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. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st 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 desiring to work in educational programs for children from birth to age eight. The course is an examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, 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 meets the Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS3 and the State of California Department of Education Title V Child Development Permit.

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, 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.

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 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.

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.

Total Semester Units:15.0 
2nd 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 who are interested in gaining information 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. The following topics will be explored and examined: understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse culture, various life styles 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 provides a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective will be 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. Applies towards the State of California Title 22 Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and State of 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 will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will 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.

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 who are interested in gaining information 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. The following topics will be explored and examined: understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse culture, various life styles 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 provides a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective will be 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. Applies towards the State of California Title 22 Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and State of 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 will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will 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.

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 who are interested in gaining information 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. The following topics will be explored and examined: understanding the parenting process from infancy to adulthood, parenting in diverse culture, various life styles 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 provides a comprehensive study of creativity and its impact on child development. A developmental perspective will be 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. Applies towards the State of California Title 22 Department of Social Services Classification Indicator DS 3 and State of 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 will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will 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.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Child Development COA program 27.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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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  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

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

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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