Academic Catalogs

Child Development & Education (CDE)

CDE A1023 Units (54 lecture hours; 10 other hours)  
Teaching in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to teaching and learning skills for potential teachers. This course will address the qualities of an effective teacher, components and purposes of an effective professional portfolio, and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms. Course includes ten hours of arranged fieldwork.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A102

    CDE A1122 Units (36 lecture hours)  
    Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavioral Analysis  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    This course will provide an overview of the foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children, Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment, and evidence-based intervention for treatment. This will include collecting Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence ABC data, and learning operations to increase/strengthen behavior and weaken/decrease behavior. Same as SLPA A112/ALH A112. Students who complete CDE A112 may not enroll in SLPA A112 or ALH A112.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A112

      CDE A1263 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Teaching in a Diverse Society  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching. Various classroom strategies will be explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A126

        CDE A1273 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Health, Safety, and Nutrition  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU.

        Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health, safety, and nutrition. The key components that ensure 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. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A127

          CDE A1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Language Arts for Children  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Development of literacy skills in children ages birth to 5 years. Included are activities such as book selection, storytelling, finger plays, flannel stories, language centers, early writing, alphabetic and phonemic awareness.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A130

            CDE A1313 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Creativity for Children  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            Methods for fostering creativity in children and teachers. Emphasis will be on cultivating music and art expression through application of developmental theory. Note: TB CLEARANCE REQUIRED.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A131

              CDE A1323 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Science and Math for Young Children  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              Physical and natural science activities that encourage children's thinking and problem solving skills. Emphasis on the development of programs and materials that allow for exploration and/or experimentation.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A132

                CDE A1553 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                An examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, relationships and teaching strategies in supporting all areas of development for all children. Emphasis on the value of play in supporting all areas of children's development.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A155

                  CDE A1562 Units (27 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
                  Early Childhood Lab: Interactions with Young Children  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  Beginning practical experiences that focus on establishing relationships with children and developing guidance, observation, play entry, and collaboration techniques in facilitating learning. Participation in this course has the following requirements: Proof of measles, pertussis, and flu vaccinations, negative TB test results within the last year, and fingerprint clearance through Community Care Licensing. Directions and paperwork for fingerprint clearance will be emailed to the student upon enrollment.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A156

                    CDE A1573 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Guidance for Young Children  

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Course covers theories of behavior, guidance techniques, and parent communication. Emphasis on developing an understanding of children's behavior and encouraging positive esteem while helping the child work toward self-control.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A157

                      CDE A1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                      Observing and Recording Child Behavior  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children's success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A165

                        CDE A1743 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                        Collaborating with Families in Inclusive Environments  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        Practical approaches to building relationships with parents through effective communication techniques and supporting families of children with identified or suspected special needs.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A174

                          CDE A1753 Units (45 lecture hours; 45 other hours)  
                          The Teaching Profession  
                          Advisory: ENGL A100 and CDE A180.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          Examination of opportunities, requirements, responsibilities, and rewards in teaching. Skills needed and problems encountered in the classroom will be covered. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Course includes 45 hours arranged fieldwork.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A175

                            CDE A1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                            Child, Growth and Development  
                            Advisory: ENGL A099.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            A study of growth and development from conception through adolescence. Emphasis on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development using standard research methodologies and identifying typical and atypical development. Analyze how cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts affect children's development. Observations directed to further insight into change during childhood years.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A180

                              CDE A1823 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                              Middle Childhood Development and Guidance  

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                              Growth and development of the child from 5-12 years of age including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, and techniques for guidance of the school age child. Focus is on identifying common developmental qualities of school-age children and find positive approaches to individual, group, and environmental management.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A182

                                CDE A1843 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                Infant Development and Relationships  

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Growth and development of the child from birth to two years: current theories and adult-infant relationships along with practical applications for relating to and caring for infants.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A184

                                  CDE A1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                  Family, School and Community Partnerships  

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                  Examines the connections between the homes, schools, and communities in which children live. Explores historical, legal, social, political, and cultural influences affecting the development of children, pre-school through high school, educational access and equity. Introduces the various models and approaches for building meaningful partnerships with culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A190

                                    CDE A1991-2 Units (18, 36 lecture hours)  
                                    Current Issues in Early Childhood and Education  

                                    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                    Current issues in the field of early childhood education, rotating through a variety of topics, such as working with parents, public policy, and curriculum updates.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A199

                                      CDE A2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                      ECE Program - The Curriculum  
                                      Prerequisite(s): CDE A155.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                      Curriculum planning for preschool programs based on the individual development needs of the child. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A200

                                        CDE A2013 Units (36 lecture hours; 84 other hours)  
                                        Early Childhood Practicum - Field Experience  
                                        Prerequisite(s): CDE A156, CDE A165, and CDE A200.

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                        Practical experiences in childcare programs that focus on the individualized curriculum that addresses all areas of development, routines, and the role of the teacher. Course also covers observation and evaluation of children in play situations, the development of indoor and outdoor environments, positive guidance and staff relationships. Participation in this course has the following requirements: Proof of measles, pertussis, and flu vaccinations, negative TB test results within the last year, and fingerprint clearance through Community Care Licensing. Directions and paperwork for fingerprint clearance will be emailed to the student upon enrollment.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A201

                                          CDE A2103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                          Introduction to the Exceptional Child  

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                          Introduction to the exceptional child including the gifted, developmentally delayed, emotionally disturbed, speech and hearing impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically and neurologically impaired. The role of the teacher in supporting these children and their families and vocational opportunities are discussed.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A210

                                            CDE A2113 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                            Strategies for Inclusion  
                                            Prerequisite(s): CDE A210 or concurrent enrollment.

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                            Early Childhood Educators serve children with special needs often in the same setting as typically developing children. This class will prepare students so that they can provide quality, inclusive, teaching practices within a classroom setting. This class is an elective for some of our certificates.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A211

                                              CDE A2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                              Infant and Toddler Programs  
                                              Prerequisite(s): CDE A184 or concurrent enrollment.

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                              Various kinds of programs for infants and toddlers, including philosophies and program emphasis, appropriate routine learning experiences, environments, and provisions for the health and safety of infants and toddlers. Focus on the role of the teacher in facilitating the child's growth through play.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A220

                                                CDE A2213 Units (36 lecture hours; 84 other hours)  
                                                Infant and Toddler Field Experience  
                                                Prerequisite(s): CDE A156, CDE A165, CDE A184, and CDE A220.

                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                Practical experiences in Infant-Toddler programs that focus on the individualized curriculum that addresses all areas of development, routines, and the role of the teacher. Course also covers observation and evaluation of children in play situations, the development of indoor and outdoor environments, positive guidance and staff relationships. Participation in this course has the following requirements: Proof of measles, pertussis, and flu vaccinations, negative TB test results within the last year, and fingerprint clearance through Community Care Licensing. Directions and paperwork for fingerprint clearance will be emailed to the student upon enrollment.

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A221

                                                  CDE A2610.5 Units (9 lecture hours)  
                                                  Learning Title 22  

                                                  Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                  Point by point discussion of California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 12, Chapters 1 and 2 regulations for child care program. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

                                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A261

                                                    CDE A2620.5 Units (9 lecture hours)  
                                                    Disaster Preparedness for Child Care  

                                                    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                    A study of considerations of natural or artificial disasters to assist child care providers in the development of a comprehensive plan to ensure an effective response to emergency situations. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

                                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A262

                                                      CDE A2643 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                      Understanding Child Abuse and Trauma  

                                                      Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

                                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                      Ways to identify children who are abused and programs to assist both the child and the offender. Discussion of state mandated reporting system and procedures in record keeping for the teacher and director in a child care program. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

                                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A264

                                                        CDE A2753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                        Early Childhood Administration Program  

                                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                        Introduction to the supervision and administration of early childhood programs with an emphasis on theories, curriculum and program philosophies. Includes responsibilities of an administrator and criteria for quality programs, including regulations and laws. Examines effective leadership, budgets, policies, scheduling, and marketing strategies.

                                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A275

                                                          CDE A2763 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                                                          Early Childhood Management  

                                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                          Effective strategies for supervision and management of personnel in an early childhood program with emphasis on reflective practices, leadership styles, professional development, team building, and communication. Includes financial and ethical issues, program evaluation, and parent involvement.

                                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A276

                                                            CDE A2772 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                            Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Programs  

                                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                            Methods and principles of supervising adults in early childhood programs. Emphasis on the role of experienced teachers who function as mentors while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and staff.

                                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CDE A277