Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion Associate of Arts Degree
This degree prepares individuals to work as early childhood paraprofessionals with expertise in special education and early intervention. The Child Development courses meet the State's competencies for early childhood intervention/early childhood special education paraprofessionals. To graduate with a specialization in Child Development-Early Childhood Intervention and Inclusion, students must complete the following required courses plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum 60 semester units).
|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 126||Child, Family, and the Community||3|
|CD 127||Guidance of Children||3|
|CD 185||Infant/Toddler Growth and Development||3|
|CD 186||Infant and Toddler Curriculum||3|
|CD 244||Children with Special Needs||3|
|CD 245||Early Intervention and Inclusion||3|
|Required Courses for Experience Working with Children: (8 units)|
|CD 215||Early Intervention and Inclusion Internship||4|
|CD 205||Child Development Practicum / Field Experience||4|
|or CD 210||Infant and Toddler Practicum|
|CD 109||Childhood Stress and Trauma||3|
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:
- Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development and understand developmental milestones in all domains.
- Recognize, understand, interact with and include children with a variety of disabilities and special needs in early childhood settings.
- Develop, create, and modify curriculum and individualized education plans to work with children with special needs and disabilities.
- Recognize and apply laws and regulations related to working with children and families with disabilities and special needs.
- Identify and assess resources for children and families with special needs and disabilities and advocate for the needs of all children and families.
- Write and speak clearly to communicate with other professionals, parents and colleagues.