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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CD 4

PARENTING� (3)

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

Child Development 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.

Child Development 5 is a 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 course is required in order to qualify for the Children's Center Instructional Permit and/or the West Hills College Lemoore Child Development Certificate. �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)

CD 7

EARLY INTERVENTION� (3)

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

Child Development 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.� Students 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

Child Development 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 the early intervention situations.� Students will need to purchase a book and may 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

Child Development 9 offers students and parents information on the use of infant/toddler gestures prior to and during the development of verbal language ability and skills.� 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 situations 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.

Child Development 10 is a study of the effects of the family and society on the young child.� Course content includes information pertaining to children and politics, dysfunctional family issues, working with diverse families, understanding the role of the local community; learning to network federal, state, county, and community social service agencies for further family support when needed, and other issues that involve the socialization process of young children and their families.� Students are required to accomplish 12 hours of community service.� 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.

Child Development 11 will address the needs of the exceptional children in the areas of growth and development; identification classifications; early intervention strategies; inclusion and the facilitation of learning in early childhood education programs. Information on federal legislation and attitudes and philosophy will be presented.� (AA, CSU)

CD 12A

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT� (3)

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

Child Development 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 negative tuberculosis test within the past 12 months.� Corequisite: CD 12A..Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 12B is the continuation of understanding and planning age-appropriate curriculum using classroom experiences.� Students will be assigned to the West Hills College Lemoore 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.

Child Development 14A will focus on state regulations governing early childhood education programs.� Information pertaining to staffing, educational philosophies, program planning, health, safety and nutrition issues, child abuse reporting, budget development and successful business practices will be addressed.� (It is recommended that students follow the Child Develop Permit matrix sequence.) (AA, CSU)

CD 14B

ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN'S PROGRAM PRACTICUM (3)

Class Hours: 1 Lecture, 6 Laboratory.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 14B provides administrative experiences in a community based child care center(s).� Discussions, projects and specific assignments will be presented and discussed during weekly class time.� This class involves the application of administrative knowledge as discussed in CD 14A.� The student will find it necessary to travel from center to center and out into the surrounding communities for specific assignments.� (AA, CSU)

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

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

Child Development 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 identity information as it pertains to children's literature.� (AA, CSU)

CD 15X

OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE� (PARALLEL)� (1-4)

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 student must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).

CD 15XY

OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE� (ALTERNATE)� (1-8)

This plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester and work full-time the next semester.� A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enrolled in one other course.� A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.� This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

CD 16� CREATIVE ACTIVITIES� (3)

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

Child Development 16 is a 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, blocks, social studies and dramatic play.� (AA, CSU)

CD 17A

SEX EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS & PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN� (1)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture ..Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51S or equivalent.

Child Development 17A is designed for teachers and parents covering basic sex education for children.� (AA, CSU)

CD 17B

CHILD ABUSE RECOGNITION & PREVENTION� (1)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 17B provides information concerning child abuse recognition and prevention.� The types of abuse 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 will be addressed.� (AA, CSU)

CD 17C

SINGLE PARENTING (1)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture

Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 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.

Child Development 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 people.� Students will obtain practical classroom experience.� (AA, CSU)

CD 19

FAMILY DAY CARE� (2)

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

Child Development 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 ASSESSMENTS� (1)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture.� Prerequisite: Proof of negative tuberculosis test within past 12 months.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 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: 18 Lecture .� Prerequisite: Proof of negative tuberculosis test within past 12 months.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

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

CD 20C

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT� (1)

Class Hours: 18 Lecture.� Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 20C includes discussion and active participation pertaining to personal and professional development issues.� The course also addresses values, ethics, teacher burn out, successful teaching strategies and responsible assertiveness.� (AA, CSU)

CD 21

INFANT AND TODDLER CARE-GIVING� (3)

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

Child Development 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/toddler environments will be addressed.� (AA, CSU)

CD 22

SUPERVISING ADULTS WORKING IN CHILDRENS' PROGRAMS� (2)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Child Development 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 new master teachers, new site supervisors and new program directors that are employed in publicly funded children's programs as of April 1997.� (AA, CSU)

CD 23

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RECOGNITION & PREVENTION� (1)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture (6 weeks)

Child Development 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 48

INFANT & CHILD CPR/FIRST AID FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT� (1)

Class Hours: 1 Lecture (Material Fee: $7.50)

Child Development 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 the student will receive certification in CPR/First Aid for the infant, child and adult.� (AA, CSU)

CD 30/60

EXPERIMENTAL COURSE� (.5-3)

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

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments 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 in curriculum.� A required course description identifies each course subject.� These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

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.

CD 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 in at least one course in the department of directed study.� (AA, CSU)

 
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