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Child Development - Preschool Teacher

The following courses meet the minimum educational requirements under Title 22 (Department of Social Services-DSS) to qualify the student to teach in a state licensed preschool or childcare program (private for-profit or private nonprofit).

Completion of these courses will also qualify a student to apply for a Child Development Permit at the Assistant level through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Assistant Level Permit will qualify a student to teach in state or federally funded programs. These courses also meet the unit requirements for the Associate Teacher Level on the Child Development Permit Matrix (work experience is also required for this permit level). The student must have attained a grade of “C” or higher in each course.

Child Development - Preschool Teacher 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 102 - Nutrition, Health and Safety for ChildrenM3.0
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.

Total Semester Units:15.0 
Total Units for Child Development - Preschool Teacher COA program 15.0 
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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