Child Development and Education Studies

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or similar degree. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early childhood settings. The two year program serves students wishing to work in entry level positions in public and private early childhood programs, as family child care providers, infant toddler care and in after school programs. The two year program serves students working on increased early childhood knowledge, supervised student teaching experiences and fulfillment of a academic requirements for a Child Development Permit at the Associate, Assistant or Teacher level. Completion of the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree enables the students to complete the lower division general education requirements as well as the lower division major requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Child Development prior to transferring to a CSU. Students pursuing the transfer degree pursue a variety of careers with young children from birth to ten at the Teacher, Master Teacher, Director or Program Director level. Students also pursue careers in elementary and secondary education, early childhood special education, program administration, school counseling, child psychology, child advocacy, social work, and community services.
REQUIREMENTS: (25 units)
Units: 25
CD 40
Child and Adolescent Development (Historical)
3
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
Choose one:
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 32
Introduction to Curriculum (Active)
3
CD 4
Observing and Assessing Children (Active)
3
CD 30A
Practicum I - Early Childhood Field Experience (Historical)
4
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements:
Units: 0
In addition to passing all courses required for the major area of emphasis with a C or better (letter grading option only), completion requirements for the degree include:
 
1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
 
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
 
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
 
2) Attainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
 
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, or a "P" for any course taken on a 'pass-no-pass' basis.
 
Units Required for the Major: 25
Units:  
Double Counted Units: CSU: 6; IGETC: 3
Units:  
General Education Requirements:
Units: 37-39
Electives needed to get to 60 Units: CSU: 2; IGETC: 1
Units:  
Total Units for the Degree: 60 Units
Units:  
Total: 62-64

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The Associate Degree prepares students to transfer to four year colleges and universities and provides an introductory sequence of classes leading to careers in child development and elementary and secondary education. Students completing an A.A. degree are also eligible to apply for a California Child Development permit at the Teacher level. The Child Development Permit Matrix was developed to ensure a career pathway for child development professionals in state or federally funded programs.
Requirements (Core courses not required):
Units: 35-38
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
CD 4
Observing and Assessing Children (Active)
3
Choose one:
 
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 19
Introduction to Careers with Children (Historical)
2
CD 20
Children's Language and Literature (Historical)
3
CD 32
Introduction to Curriculum (Active)
3
Electives - Any CD courses (3 units)
 
Student Teaching Practicum:
 
CD 30A
Practicum I - Early Childhood Field Experience (Historical)
4
CD 30B
Practicum II: Advanced Early Childhood Field Experience (Historical)
4
CD 190
Occupational Work Experience/Child Development (Active)
1-4
Plus completion of general education requirements
Units: 24-26
A student may complete the Gavilan College AA/A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See pages 50-57 or see a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major courses. See "Double Counting Rule" on page 47.
 
Total: 59-64

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The knowledge and skills required for this certificate prepare students to work in child care and development programs in which the children speak Spanish.
Requirements (Core courses not required):
Units: 17
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 13
Infant and Toddler Development and Care (Active)
3
CD 160
Child Care First Aid and CPR (Active)
1
CD 219
Introduction to Child Development en Espa?ol (Active)
1
Total: 17

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The Child Development and Educational Studies Program (CDES) offers students an Associate of Arts degree in two main areas: 1) Child Development: Students completing the Associate Degree in Child Development may apply to become a teacher, master teacher, or site supervisor within the California Child Development and School Age Matrix. 2) Liberal Arts with emphasis in Elementary Education: The Associate Degree in Liberal Arts prepares students to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, and begins a sequence of classes that leads to careers in child development, and elementary and secondary education.
Required Core: (14)
Units: 14
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
or
CD 40
Child and Adolescent Development (Historical)
3
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
or
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 19
Introduction to Careers with Children (Historical)
2
Required Electives: (10)
Units: 10
CD 4
Observing and Assessing Children (Active)
3
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
or
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
CD 10
Children with Special Needs (Historical)
3
CD 12
Computer Education for Teachers (Historical)
3
CD 13
Infant and Toddler Development and Care (Active)
3
CD 15
Music and Movement for Children (Historical)
1
CD 16
Exploring Mathematics with Children (Historical)
1
CD 17
Exploring Science with Children (Historical)
1
CD 18
The Outdoor Classroom (Historical)
3
CD 20
Children's Language and Literature (Historical)
3
CD 22
Field Work and Service (Active)
0.5-1
CD 23
Independent Study (Active)
1-2
CD 32
Introduction to Curriculum (Active)
3
CD 97
Introduction to Service Learning with Children (Active)
3
CD 98
Special Topics (Active)
0.5-3
Total: 14-24

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The Early Intervention Assistant Certificate of Achievement is designed to meet the Early Intervention Assistant II requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and prepares students to work as early childhood interventionists and special education paraprofessionals at the Early Childhood Intervention Assistant II level. It meets California’s Prevention and Early Intervention’s requirements for state competencies for early childhood paraprofessionals and is appropriate for students who wish to work as assistants or paraprofessionals in early intervention, early childhood special education, or related child development or special education programs serving children with special needs. Students who complete this certificate and sixteen specified units of General Education will be eligible to apply for the California Child Development Teacher Permit, which is issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Requirements (Core courses not required):
Units: 32-35
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 10
Children with Special Needs (Historical)
3
CD 13
Infant and Toddler Development and Care (Active)
3
CD 19
Introduction to Careers with Children (Historical)
2
CD 35
Establishing Positive Behavior in the Classroom (Historical)
3
CD 36
Curriculum Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (Historical)
3
CD 160
Child Care First Aid and CPR (Active)
1
CD 190
Occupational Work Experience/Child Development (Active)
1-4
Choose one:
 
CD 30A
Practicum I - Early Childhood Field Experience (Historical)
4
or
CD 30B
Practicum II: Advanced Early Childhood Field Experience (Historical)
4
Total: 32-35

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The knowledge and skills in this certificate are designed to prepare students to work as leaders in programs for children aged 6-18. Work settings might include before and after school programs, youth sports activities, residential or day camps, dramatic arts programs, youth centers, and academic enrichment
CORE COURSES:.14 units
Units: 14
CD 1
Principles and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (Historical)
3
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
Choose one:
 
CD 5
Child/Family and Community (Active)
3
or
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
CD 9
Child Health/Nutrition and Safety (Historical)
3
CD 19
Introduction to Careers with Children (Historical)
2
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 10-12
Select any 10-12 units from the following:
 
CD 3
Child Growth and Development During the School Years (Active)
3
CD 8A
American Education in a Changing World (Historical)
3
CD 14A
Working with School Age Children (Active)
3
CD 14B
Behavior Management&Guidance of School Age Children (Historical)
3
CD 31
Tutoring School-Age Children (Active)
1
CD 97
Introduction to Service Learning with Children (Active)
3
Total: 24-26

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This emphasis recognizes that teachers play a vital role in the development of children, introducing them to numbers, language, science, and social studies. Elementary teachers facilitate student learning through interactive class discussions, educational activities, “hands-on” learning, and one-on-one assistance. This emphasis offers a core of interdisciplinary and specialized courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for communicating concepts to children, and an introduction to social, political and economic issues that influence the field of public education.CDES Advisory Committee
REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 18
Area A:
 
Complete the following required courses for 6 units:
 
CD 8A
American Education in a Changing World (Historical)
3
or
CD 8C
Introduction to Elementary Education (Active)
3
CD 8B
Teaching Reading and Writing to Children (Active)
3
Area B:
 
Choose any combination of courses for a minimum of 6 units:
 
CD 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
CD 3
Child Growth and Development During the School Years (Active)
3
CD 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
CD 14A
Working with School Age Children (Active)
3
CD 14B
Behavior Management&Guidance of School Age Children (Historical)
3
CD 31
Tutoring School-Age Children (Active)
1
CD 40
Child Development (Active)
3
CD 97
Introduction to Service Learning with Children (Active)
3
PSYC 2
Early Child Development (Active)
3
PSYC 3
Child Growth and Development During the School Years (Active)
3
PSYC 7
Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (Active)
3
PSYC 40
Child Development (Active)
3
Area C:
 
Choose any combination of courses for a minimum of 6 units:
 
Administration of Justice:
 
Allied Health
 
AJ 20
Juvenile Law and Procedure (Historical)
3
AH 3
The Person in the Life Cycle (Active)
3
Art:
 
ART 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
or
CD 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
English:
 
ENGL 2F
Children's Literature (Active)
3
History:
 
HIST 3
History of California (Historical)
3
Mathematics:
 
MATH 12
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (Historical)
3
Kinesiology:
 
CD 6
Games and Rhythms for Children (Historical)
3
KIN 6
Games and Rhythms for Children (Historical)
3
or
Theater:
 
THEA 2A
Children's Theatre Repertory (Historical)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 53-57

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Elementary Teacher Education

The Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education prepares students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Liberal Studies Elementary Emphasis, Elementary Education, or a similar degree. The Elementary Teacher Education Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of elementary classroom settings. The program increases the students understanding of education for young children, brain development, school standards, the understanding of multiple subjects (math/science/language/literacy and the social sciences) and public education practices.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Title 5 section 55063(a) also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, or a "P" if the course was taken on a 'pass-no-pass' basis.

Required Core
Units: 42-48
Required Core
CD 8C
Introduction to Elementary Education (Active)
3
CD 40
Child Development (Active)
3
or
PSYC 40
Child Development (Active)
3
BIO 10
Principles of Biology (Active)
4
or
BIO 12
Introduction to Human Biology (Active)
4
or
BIO 15
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Active)
5
CHEM 30A
Elementary Chemistry (Active)
4
and
PHYS 1
Introduction to Physics (Active)
4
GEOL 1
Introduction to Geology (Active)
4
or
GEOG 1
Physical Geography (Active)
3
MATH 12
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (Historical)
3
CMUN 1A
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
3
ENGL 1A
Composition and Reading (Active)
4
ENGL 1B
Composition and Literature (Active)
3
GEOG 2
Cultural Geography (Active)
3
HIST 4A
Global History Before 1500 (Active)
3
HIST 1
United States History through Reconstruction (Active)
3
POLS 1
Introduction to American Government (Active)
3
List A: Select one (3-4 units)
Units: 3
ENGL 1C
Critical Reasoning and Writing (Active)
3
or
PHIL 4
Critical Thinking and Writing (Active)
3
List B: Select one (3 units)
Units: 3
ART 6
Art Appreciation (Active)
3
or
MUS 15
Music Appreciation (Active)
3
List C: (0-12 units)
Units: 3
CD 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
or
ART 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
or
CD 8A
American Education in a Changing World (Active)
3
or
MATH 14
Math for the Liberal Arts (Active)
3
or
Total: 51-57

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CD 1Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An overview of the developing child, current theories and research within the context of family, school, and community, and a historical perspective on the development of early childhood programs which are developmentally appropriate. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted. This class is appropriate for students wanting to work with young children in a variety of programs, including infant-toddler, preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten. Observations in schools are to be arranged. (C-ID: ECE 120) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
CD 10Children with Special Needs (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An introductory course in which includes a survey of special needs such as learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, developmental delays, physical limitations, cognitive differences, and giftedness. Students will study the influences of history and society, of special education and legislation in the USA, ethical assessment and family-based intervention techniques, diversity and family issues, advocacy for special needs children, and the use of technology in special education environments. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. Completion of CD 2. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 11AAdministration of Programs for Young Children (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. The principles and practices of the organization and administration of early childhood programs. Covers program types, budgets, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open and operate an early care and education program. ADVISORY: Child Development 1 and 2 or 40. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018 to Spring 2020.
CD 11AAdministration of Programs for Young Children (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. The principles and practices of the organization and administration of early childhood programs. Covers program types, budgets, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. Examines administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open and operate an early care and education program. ADVISORY: Child Development 1 and 2 or 40. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
CD 11BLeadership and Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3.0)Historical
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to meet the State Department of Education requirements for directors of publicly funded child development programs, and the Supervisory Child Development Permit. Topics covered include development of personnel policies that reflect the philosophy, goals and objectives of the program; effective strategies for personnel management and leadership; classroom management and record keeping; assessment and curriculum planning; and parent involvement/education. Financial record keeping will be discussed from the perspective of the granting agency. ADVISORY: Completion of 12 units in Child Development or working in an administrative capacity in a children's program. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017 to Spring 2020.
CD 11BLeadership and Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to meet the State Department of Education requirements for directors of publicly funded child development programs, and the Supervisory Child Development Permit. Topics covered include development of personnel policies that reflect the philosophy, goals and objectives of the program; effective strategies for personnel management and leadership; classroom management and record keeping; assessment and curriculum planning; and parent involvement/education. Financial record keeping will be discussed from the perspective of the granting agency. ADVISORY: Completion of 12 units in Child Development or working in an administrative capacity in a children's program. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
CD 11CAdult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Program (2.0)Historical
2.0 Lecture. A study of the methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff and other adults in early childhood programs. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. This course meets the requirement for the State Development Permit matrix:"2 unit adult supervision class"and Mentor Teacher program. Lectures, discussions, in class and out of class activities, role-play simulations, readings, individual and group assignments as well as video and guest presenters will be used. ADVISORY: Prefer that students meet the requirements for the State Child Development Teacher Permit or completion of a college-level course of study in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018 to Spring 2020.
CD 11CAdult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Childhood Program (2.0)Active
2.0 Lecture. A study of the methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff and other adults in early childhood programs. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. This course meets the requirement for the State Development Permit matrix:"2 unit adult supervision class"and Mentor Teacher program. Lectures, discussions, in class and out of class activities, role-play simulations, readings, individual and group assignments as well as video and guest presenters will be used. ADVISORY: Prefer that students meet the requirements for the State Child Development Teacher Permit or completion of a college-level course of study in child development or early childhood education, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
CD 12Technology Education for Teachers (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. The uses of technology in education. Computer skills and terminology as well as other classroom technology will be taught in the context of teacher education. Students who successfully complete this course will gain general and specific skills and knowledge required to meet the Technology Standard for Multiple and Single Subject Credential Candidates. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as CSIS 9. ADVISORY: CSIS 122 Computer Keyboarding, or equivalent; English 250 with a grade of C or better. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 13Infant and Toddler Development and Care (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Students will apply current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. Through studying the developmental stages of growth specific to infants and toddlers students will learn how to foster positive techniques for nurturing infants and toddlers in group settings. Students will examine essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. Child Development 2. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2018.
CD 14AWorking with School Age Children (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Students will learn the developmental characteristics of school aged children, issues relating to before and after school programs for children from kindergarten to grade eight, and specific details of administering and leading such a program. Other topics include recreation versus academic enrichment, staffing requirements, age groupings, program content, and community resources. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and 260. Child Development 3. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2015.
CD 14BBehavior Management Strategies for School Age Classrooms (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. The nature of children's development stages causes school age children to act in different ways at different ages. This course helps students understand the relationship of development, environment, culture and social circumstances to children's behavior. This is an overview of guidance theories that analyze children's behaviors and lead to strategies for positive changes. This course is appropriate for those working with students in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and early education classrooms. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: English 250, English 260, and CD 3 (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
CD 15Music and Performing Arts for Children-Foundations and Frameworks (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. An introduction to music and the performing arts curriculum within the social, cultural, and developmental context of young children. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain, including strands of music, drama, and dance. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 16Exploring Mathematics with Children-Foundations and Frameworks (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Introduces math experiences for children and presents an organized, sequential approach for developing a math curriculum. Provides strategies for implementing the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks developed for this domain. Focuses on including the strands of number sense, algebra and functions, measurement, geometry, and mathematical reasoning. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 160Child Care First Aid and CPR (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. First aid training to prepare child care professionals to meet the need of emergencies when medical assistance is delayed. Includes information on the prevention of childhood injuries and the prevention of communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and the use of Universal Precautions. (Satisfies the California Community Care Licensing requirement for 15 hours of specialized health and safety training.) This is a pass/no pass course. $12.00 course material fee. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2014.
CD 17Exploring Science with Children-Foundations and Frameworks (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Learn to teach a coordinated science curriculum covering the strands of scientific inquiry, physical, life, and earth science concepts familiar and interesting to children age 2-8. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 or 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 18The Outdoor Classroom (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. In light of the evidence linking the lack of nature in children's lives to the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression, this course will teach participants how to create developmentally appropriate outdoor play and nature learning experiences for children from birth to age eight, ensure that outdoor environments are accessible and safe, and methodically observe and assess children's outdoor play. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2018.
CD 19Introduction to Careers with Children (2.0)Active
2.0 Lecture. An overview of Department of Social Services and Department of Education regulations regarding early childhood professionals in California. Self-assessment techniques with emphasis on building relationships with children, families and colleagues. National standards, Code of Ethics, Public Policy and CA Early Childhood Foundations will be discussed as essential ingredients for effective early childhood programs. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
CD 190Occupational Work Experience/Child Development (1.0-4.0)Active
3.3-16.7 Lab. Occupational work experience for students who have a job related to their work. A training plan is developed cooperatively between the employer, college and student. (P/NP grading) 75 hours per semester paid work = 1 unit. 60 hours non-paid (volunteer) work per semester = 1 unit. Student repetition is allowed per Title 5 Section 55253. Minimum 2.00 GPA. REQUIRED: Declared vocational major. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
CD 2Early Child Development (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course examines typical and atypical development within the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical domains from conception through the preschool years. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate theories and research of child development and effectively apply and communicate their understanding through observation and evaluation. This course is also listed as PSYC 2. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: CDEV 100: CD 2 + CD 3) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A; transfer students consult with advisor. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
CD 20Children's Language and Literature-Foundations and Frameworks (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. A developmental view of children's language and literacy learning in a framework of children's literature, including the strands of listening and speaking, reading, and writing. Provides practical considerations for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
CD 202Early Child Development en Español (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course examines typical and atypical development within the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical domains from conception through the preschool years. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate theories and research of child development and effectively apply and communicate their understanding through observation and evaluation. COREQUISITE: ESL 704A or 704B, ESL in the Workplace, or ESL/English course based on assessment scores or completion of prerequisites of sequenced ESL/English courses. NOTE: This course will be taught in Spanish. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2013.
CD 219Introduction to Child Development en Espa?ol (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. This course will orient mono-lingual (Spanish) Child Development students to Gavilan College and the Child Development and Educational Studies (CDES) departments. Students will be provided an overview of campus academic and support services and programs, explore the professional opportunities in the field of Child Development and learn effective strategies for college success. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. NOTE: This course is taught in Spanish. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2013.
CD 22Field Work and Service (0.5-1.0)Active
1.5-3.0 TBA. Supervised field work within the college and with local agencies. Students serve in useful group activities in leadership roles prescribed for them by faculty or community agencies. A maximum of six units may be completed. REQUIRED: Learning contracts must be filled out and signed by the student and the supervising instructor. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
CD 23Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated three times or until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be approved by the department and the dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
CD 25AArt Methods (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab. Art methods and learning theory for those planning to work with preschool, elementary and secondary students. Includes art therapy as well as gifted and special learner projects. Two dimensional work in printing, painting, drawing, collage. Also listed as ART 25A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
CD 25BArt Methods (3.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab. Art methods, creativity and learning theory for those planning to work with preschool, elementary, and secondary school students. Includes art therapy as well as gifted and special learner projects. Three dimensional work in sculpture, bas relief, mobiles, paper mache', plaster, and various 3-D materials. Also listed as ART 25B. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
CD 28AChild Development and Guidance for Family Child Care (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. An overview of the development of young children from pre-birth through age twelve, primarily designed for the family child care provider or foster parent. Students will be exposed to appropriate expectations and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for each stage of development. Six 3-hour sessions, or may be taught on three Saturdays. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2013.
CD 28BDeveloping Learning Activities for Family Child Care (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. A practical curriculum development course for child care providers. Includes a brief overview of children's learning processes and practical activities. Students will study appropriate curriculum for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children in all areas of development. Students will learn how to set up a family child care environment. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2013.
CD 28CAdministering A Family Child Care Home (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Learning to establish and enforce contracts and policies, marketing your business, being professional in a caring profession, child abuse reporting requirements, licensing regulations, and the basics of record keeping techniques for family child care. Six 3-hour sessions, or may be taught on three Saturdays. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2013.
CD 291APower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291A is Interpersonal Communication. Need not be taken in sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191A. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 291BPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291B is Team Building. Need not be taken is sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191B. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 291CPower Skills for the Workplace (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. Power Skills for the Workplace teaches skills vital to workplace success. The topic for 291C is Problem Solving. Need not be taken is sequence. This is a pass/no pass course. Course was previously listed as 191C. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 3Child Growth and Development During the School Years (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course examines typical and atypical development within the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical domains from middle childhood through adolescence. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate theories and research of child development and effectively apply and communicate their understanding through observation and evaluation. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as PSYC 3. (C-ID: CDEV 100: CD 2 + CD 3) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A; transfer students consult with advisor. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
CD 30APracticum I - EC Field Experience/Reflective Practice Seminar (4.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab. In this course the student will practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate early childhood program planning and teaching competencies under the supervision of ECE/CD faculty and other qualified early education professionals. Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors, and develop professional behaviors working with 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. (C-ID: ECE 210) ADVISORY: English 1A. PREREQUISITE: Completion of CD 1, CD 2 or CD/PSDYC 40, CD 5 or CD 7, and CD 32, with a grade of "C" of better. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018.
CD 30BPracticum II: Advanced Early Childhood/TK Field Experience (4.0)Active
2.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab. Advance practicum, continuation of CD 30A. Designed for students at the end of their Early Childhood certificate program and/or Transitional Kindergarten certificate program. Student teachers will participate in 108 hours of supervised clinical practice. Designing, developing and implementing contemporary curriculum and instructional methods for early childhood education/transitional kindergarten programs. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Child Development CD 30A with a grade of "C" or higher. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 31Tutoring School-Age Children (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture. An introductory course for students who wish to work as tutors in classroom settings. Students will gain and apply skills needed to function within a public school setting and develop effective strategies for helping children learn to read and write. Additionally, students will be encouraged to explore related career options, while developing and practicing social awareness and the ability to learn from field experiences in a self-directed manner. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
CD 32Introduction to Curriculum (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This foundational curriculum course presents an overview of knowledge and skills needed for designing curriculum and environments for infants and young children. Students examine the teacher's role in supporting development, fostering creativity, and modeling a joy of learning for children and parents. Students will design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on observation and assessments which emphasizes play in the learning centers for language, literacy, social, emotional, sensory, art, perceptual development, math, and science. Students complete an activity portfolio of observations, curriculum/environment plans as well as participate in skill demonstrations and observations. Previously listed as CD 21. (C-ID: ECE 130) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2015.
CD 35Establishing Positive Behavior in the Classroom (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Introduces the student to realistic and effective strategies for guiding all young children's behavior. This course demonstrates best practices for establishing and maintaining age and developmentally-appropriate productive behaviors among all children in a classroom setting. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 36Curriculum Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course covers curriculum and intervention strategies for working with children with special needs in partnership with their families. Students will use their observation, assessment and communication skills to meet the individualized needs of children in inclusive and natural environments. Includes the role of the teacher as a professional working with families, collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, and cultural competence. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2019.
CD 4Observing and Assessing Children (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Provides training in a variety of naturalistic and formal observation techniques, and discusses the use of standardized testing in children. Students learn to use formal observation tools, make a case study portfolio and give a parent conference. Observing children in classroom settings is required. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: ECE 200) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A; transfer students consult with advisor. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2015.
CD 40Child Development (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course examines the development within the psychosocial, cognitive/language development, and physical domains, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. This course is appropriate for those working with students in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and early education classrooms. Also listed as PSYC 40. (C-ID: CDEV 100) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A; transfer students consult with advisor. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
CD 5Child/Family and Community (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizing historical and socio-cultural factors. Discussing patterns of development, childrearing, and the value of education in contemporary American society. Highlights the processes of socialization and identity development, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and respond to all children's developmental needs. (C-ID: CDEV 110) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014.
CD 7Cultural Context of Child and Family in a Diverse Society (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Examines cultural influences on child-rearing practices, family values, and human development. Perspectives from the social sciences will be used to critique and review theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to families, schools, and communities, including historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development, and the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. Self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media and schooling. Also listed as PSYC 7. (C-ID: ECE 230) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2015.
CD 8AAmerican Education in a Changing World (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides an overview of education in the United States. It examines the issues, problems, and solutions to teaching in a pluralistic society by viewing schools as social institutions that reflect the values and dynamics of a society. It focuses on the history, politics, theories and approaches to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse children and analyzes career opportunities and new directions in education. For students who wish to expand their knowledge of education in America, and those who wish to explore careers in teaching. This course includes a Service Learning component that will encourage students to explore and apply concepts from the class. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
CD 8BTeaching Reading and Writing to Children (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is designed to teach prospective teachers how a child learns to read and write successfully in school. Specific techniques will be taught. Students will be expected to work 24 hours with a child or children in order to practice their skills and techniques. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Completion of English 250, English 260 or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2015.
CD 8CIntroduction to Elementary Education (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course introduces students to the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in todayÆs contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, CaliforniaÆs content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent CaliforniaÆs diverse student population, and includes cooperation with at least one carefully selected and campus-approved certificated classroom teacher. ADVISORY: English 1A (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.
CD 9Child Health/Nutrition and Safety-Foundations and Frameworks (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. The key components that promote physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, curriculum, and to the health domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks related to early childhood health habits, safety and nutrition. Focus on integrating the concepts into curriculum planning and program development. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, as well as pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers. This course may be taken for a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: ECE 220) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
CD 97Introduction to Service Learning with Children (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Service Learning is a method through which community participation, academic subjects, skills, and awareness are linked. Through a combination of community-based learning experiences, reading and writing assignments, and classroom-based learning experiences, this course seeks to foster the development of self-reflective, culturally aware and responsive community participants. Students will complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service work during the semester. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
CD 98Special Topics (0.5-3.0)Active
0.5-3.0 Lecture. Special topics courses examine current problems or issues of interest to students within a specific discipline area. For topic content information, consult with the appropriate department chairperson. For transfer status, check with a counselor. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass and may be repeated three times for credit with different topics. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2010.

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