Child Development

An introduction to the education of the young child. Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

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Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication.

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Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

Cross-listed as TECA 1318

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An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences.

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A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, learning environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques.

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Principles of typical growth and development from conception through three years of age. Emphasizes physical, cognitive, and social and emotional development.

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Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.

Cross-listed as TECA 1354

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A study of programs for the school age child, including an overview of development, learning environments, materials, activities and guidance techniques.

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A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance.

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Principles of typical growth and development from three to five years. Emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development.

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Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management and professionalism.

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An overview of diverse cultural and multilingual education including familial relationships, community awareness, diversity, and the needs of each and every child.

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Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

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A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children birth through age eight.

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Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment.

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Exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play.

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An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking for children birth through age eight.

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An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum to children from birth through age eight.

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Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

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Last updated: 02/11/2020