Child Development Associate of Arts Degree
This degree contains the core eight courses needed for transfer and the necessary course work to be a qualified early childhood educator. To graduate with a specialization in Child Development, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum 60 semester units).
Students completing the degree will qualify for the unit and course requirements necessary to apply for the California State Child Development Teacher Permit.
|CD 105||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or CD 105H||Child Growth and Development - Honors|
|CD 111||Observation and Assessment in Child Development||3|
|CD 113||Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children||3|
|CD 114||Introduction to Curriculum||3|
|CD 115||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
|CD 126||Child, Family, and the Community||3|
|CD 138||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|One course from the following:||3|
|CD 100||Introduction to Child Development||3|
|CD 108||Early Childhood Development||3|
|CD 109||Childhood Stress and Trauma||3|
|CD 127||Guidance of Children||3|
|CD 130||Creative Music and Movement for Children||3|
|CD 133||Creative Science and Math Activities for Children||3|
|CD 134||Language, Listening and Literature for Children||3|
|CD 136||Creative Art Experiences for Children||3|
|CD 185||Infant/Toddler Growth and Development||3|
|CD 186||Infant and Toddler Curriculum||3|
|CD 244||Children with Special Needs||3|
|Required Course for Supervised Field Experience with Children|
|CD 205||Child Development Practicum / Field Experience||4|
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop a personal philosophy into classroom practices that integrates an understanding of: a) typical and atypical child development in all developmental domains, b) healthy, safe and nutritious practices in CD programs, c) developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate practices in CD programs d) ethical standards and professional behaviors when working with children and families and e) indictors of high quality early childhood programs.
- Use observation, planning and implementation cycle to create, implement and evaluate environments, individualized curriculum and activities that support developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate, inclusive, play and learning for children.
- Demonstrate strategies to respect the diversity of children and families and then empower families, and use resources that promote supportive relationships and partnerships between programs, teachers, families and their communities.
- Apply effective positive guidance and interaction strategies that support young children's learning, self-confidence and identity.