Child Development

Associate In Science Child Development Degree 2017-2018

(Major #C.5610.AS)

Majoring in Child Development prepares students for jobs in a variety of early care and education settings as well as in related fields working with children and families. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at the CSU campus.

Major requirements (30 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 37A Early Childhood Practicum 3
CHDEV 39 Child Development 3
List A – Select one course:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 17A Infant and Toddler Practicum 3
CHDEV 32 Early Intervention 3
CHDEV 37B Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
List B: Select one course:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 5 Parent Education 3
CHDEV 11 The Young Child with Special Needs 3
CHDEV 12 Child Abuse 3
CHDEV 17B Advanced Infant and Toddler Development 3
CHDEV 40A Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
CHDEV 40B Advanced Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
CHDEV 45 Supervision of Adults in ECE Classrooms 3
CHDEV 47 Emergent Literacy 3
CHDEV 49 Guidance for Young Children 3


When selecting courses from lists A and B, base selection on area of specialization or career goal, for example; Preschool, infant/toddler school age or early intervention.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics, and multiple influences on development of all children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.

  2. Analyze, demonstrate, and evaluated effective practice in working with young children.

  3. Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.

  4. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity, and self-confidence.

  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to Early Care and Education profession.

It is recommended that you meet with one of the child development instructors.

Faculty Advisors: Romero & Turpen

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