2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CD 4          
PARENTING (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

CD 4 offers parents and teachers information for understanding parent-child relationships. Students will explore the use of positive parenting skills, assess socially acceptable family values, and learn about child development and how it plays a direct part in parenting the child.  (AA, CSU)

CD 5          
CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

ECE5 is the study of the growth and development of the child from prenatal life through adolescence, with concentration on the first six years of life.  Issues concerning the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child will be studied from relevant theoretical positions.  This is a state mandated course for early childhood education teachers.  The State of California, Office of Teacher Credentialing requires the student to pass this course with a grade of "C" or better.  (AA. CSU, UC) (Those students enrolled in PSYCH 10 are not eligible for enrollment in ECE 5 for credit.)

CD 7          
EARLY INTERVENTION
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 7 provides information pertaining to the understanding and the support of infants/toddlers that are at risk or have established disabilities. Additional emphasis will be directed to assessments, diagnosis and referral identification, curriculum development, learning environment, community resources, and strategies for working with diverse families.  Student will be required to do fifteen hours of observations/interviews and/or interaction with infants/ toddlers with established risks or established disabilities. (AA, CSU)

CD 8          
INFANT MASSAGE (.5)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture (3 weeks)

CD 8 offers information and practice concerning nurturing touch and communication through the use of infant massage. Among the issues to be discussed will be mutual respect, bonding, infant behaviors, and infant stress reduction. The course is designed for parents, parents expecting a newborn, and caregivers working especially in early intervention situations. Student will need to purchase a book and many need to purchase other materials directed by the instructor. May be taken two times for credit. (AA, CSU)

CD 9          
USING INFANT GESTURES
(.5)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture (3 weeks)

CD 9 offers students and parents information of verbal language ability and skill. Issues to be addressed in this course will be early childhood language development, listening skills, and communication patterns.  Students will have the opportunity to develop and practice their own gesture signs. This course is recommended for parents, infant/toddler caregivers, and caregivers working in early intervention with children at risk or with established risks. (AA, CSU)

CD 10        
THE CHILD, FAMILY AND SOCIETY
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture

Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent

CD 10 is a study of the effects of the family and society on the young child.  Course content includes information pertaining to children and political advocacy as it relates to children's issues; family issues centering around dysfunction, learning, and working with culturally diverse families; understanding the role of the local community; learning to network federal, state, county, and community social services agencies for family support when needed; and other issues that involve the socialization process of young children and their families.  There is a major emphasis on diversity and how it relates to families and the teaching of young children.  Twelve hours of community volunteer service are required. This course is a state mandated course for early childhood education teachers. (AA, CSU)

CD 11        
YOUNG CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

CD 11 addresses the needs of exceptional children in the areas of growth and development, identification classification, early intervention strategies, "inclusion," and the facilitation of inclusive learning in early childhood education programs.  Information on federal legislation and teacher attitudes and philosophy is to be presented. (AA, CSU)

CD 12A     
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture. Prerequisite: Proof of a negative tuberculosis test within the past 12 months. Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 12A provides basic information pertaining to age-appropriate curriculum. Emphasis is on understanding and planning curriculum for young children that includes physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative  competencies. (AA, CSU)

CD 12B     
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM (3)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 6 Laboratory.  Prerequisite:  Proof of a negative tuberculosis test within the past 12 months. Corequisite:  CD 12A.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent

CD 12B is the continuation of understanding and planning age-appropriate curriculum using classroom experiences.  Students will be assigned to the West Hills College Child Development Center or other approved sites for supervised classroom experiences.  All students receive teaching evaluations as part of the course requirements.  (AA, CSU)

CD 14A 
ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent. It is recommended that students follow the Child Development Permit Matrix sequence

CD 14A is designed for students who have a foundation in child development and the desire to be involved in the administration of children's programs as a director and/or supervisor.  The course focuses on state regulations governing child development programs and its application to children's programs.  Information pertaining to staffing, educational philosophies, program planning, health, safety and nutrition issues, child abuse reporting, budget development, and successful business practices is to be addressed. (AA, CSU)

CD 14B
ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS PRACTICUM (3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory.  Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 14B is designed for students who have a firm foundation in child development and are interested in becoming administrators of children's programs. This course offers students an opportunity to design and demonstrate their writing and computer abilities in assigned projects such as personal portfolios, newsletters, parent education presentations, staff in-services, school policy development, and other related assignments.  In addition, this course involves the application of administrative knowledge as discussed in Child Development 14A.  Students will be given the opportunity to gain administrative experiences in appropriate community-based children's programs. (AA,CSU)

CD 15        
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE ARTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 15 is the study of age-appropriate literature for young children with an emphasis placed on selection, evaluation and practice of the literature discussed.  Students will be introduced to information on emerging literacy and language development.  Appropriate language art skills for young children are included, as well as multicultural and gender identify information as it pertains to children's literature. (AA, CSU)

CD 15X     
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL) (1-3) 

This program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's major.  Students may earn up to 4.0 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total credit.  The students must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).

CD 16        
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture. Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 16 is the study of the concept of creativity, and how it relates to the growth of young children.  The student will receive basic information on planning and implementing creative activities in the areas of music, dance, art,  science, math, building blocks, social studies, and dramatic play. (AA, CSU)

 

CD 17A     
SEX EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (1)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (6 weeks). Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 17A is designed for teachers and parents and covers basic sex education for children. (AA, CSU)

CD 17B     
CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION & PREVENTION (1)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture  (6 weeks). Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

CD 17B provides information concerning child abuse recognition and prevention.  The types of abuses and the psychological impact of abuse on young children are presented.  Mandated reporting for educators and the California Penal Code as it pertains to child abuse are addressed. (AA, CSU)

CD 17        
SINGLE PARENTING (1)

Class Hours:  3  Lecture(6 weeks) Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 17C is designed for single parents and for teachers working with single parents. Information in this course will include the effects of divorce on children, child custody issues, and the family dynamics of the single parent family. (AA, CSU)

CD 18        
HEALTH
, SAFETY AND NUTRITION (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or  equivalent.

CD 18 provides basic information promoting safety  in an early childhood environment, recognition of symptoms of childhood communicable diseases, conditions affecting children's health, and the importance of good nutrition for young children.  (AA, CSU)

CD 19        
FAMILY DAY CARE (2)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 19 is an introduction to family day care, including health and safety issues, childhood nutrition, the development of children, child-centered guidance, curriculum, sound business practices, child abuse reporting, and working with adults in the family day care setting.  Other issues addressed will be state  regulations and guidelines for operating a family day care. (AA, CSU)

CD 20A     
CHILD STUDY AND ASSESSMENT
(1)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (6 weeks). Strongly Recommended Preparation:  Eng 51A or equivalent.

CD 20A provides experience in studying, observing and recording children's behavior using various scientific techniques.  The class includes directed approaches to developmental  assessments. (AA,CSU)

CD 20B     
CHILD CENTERED GUIDANCE
(1)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (6 weeks.) Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 20B provides basic information and practice directed towards establishing a child-centered guidance program in the classroom.  Conflict resolution and problem-solving behavior of young children is addressed. (AA, CSU)

CD 20C     
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (1)  
 

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (6 weeks). Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

CD 20C includes discussion and activity pertaining to personal and professional development issues.  The course addresses values, ethics, teacher burn-out, successful teaching strategies, and, responsible assertiveness. (AA, CSU)

CD 21        
INFANT & TODDLER CAREGIVING
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 21 is an overview of infant and toddler development, including physical growth, motor skills, perception, cognition, social skills, and personality.  Applied developmental knowledge will be directed to the study of appropriate equipment, curriculum content, and health, safety, and nutritional issues.  Quality infant and toddler environments will be addressed. (AA, CSU)

CD 22    
SUPERVISING ADULTS WORKING IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (2)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (12 weeks) Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

CD 22 provides information pertaining to the issues and methods of working with staff, adult volunteers, parents, and other adults working in publicly funded, non-profit, and private children's programs.  This course is required by the State of California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing of all master teachers, site supervisors, and program directors that are employed in publicly funded children's programs. (AA, CSU)

CD 23        
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RECOGNITION
& PREVENTION (1)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, (6 weeks) Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

CD 23 will address the recognition of domestic violence in families, its effects upon victims and children, and how knowledge of the subject matter provides a prevention platform. (AA, CSU)

CD 30/60 
CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

CD 48        
INFANT & CHILD/CPR
(1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, Materials Fee: $7.50

CD 48 is a course that will teach the student standard First Aid skills and CPR with emphasis on the infant and child. The course will prepare students for correct responses to emergencies and student will receive certification in CRP/First Aid for the infant, child and adult. (AA, CSU)

CD 49/99 
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 Units per semester per 49/99 series.

Child Development 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field.  Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration.  After completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study.  (AA, CSU)

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