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Child Development Course Descriptions
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CD 80
Fundamentals of Child Development

Focuses on the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and language development of children ages birth through school-age. Emphasizes observation skills to support a healthy development. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Spring

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CD 81
Children in Family Childcare—Crisis, Challenges, and Change

Develops awareness in family childcare providers of the needs of children relating to divorce, death, disasters, loss, and families with specially-abled children. Provides methods for modifying the learning environment to accommodate these challenges with inclusive materials and curriculum. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Spring

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CD 82
Family Childcare Environment

Emphasizes ways to make optimum design for family childcare providers to create a learning home environment promoting competency in development and promoting pro-social behavior. Presents creative ways to make optimum use of the home environment space and materials available. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Spring

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CD 83
Nutrition for Family Childcare

Introduces the planning of low-cost menus with an emphasis on nutritional requirements of children ages birth through school-age while encouraging healthy eating habits. Emphasizes the procedures for qualification and reimbursement through the childcare food program. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Fall

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CD 84
Health and Safety in Family Childcare

Emphasizes key aspects of the health and safety needs of children ages birth through school-age. Identifies health policies, medication dispensation, and suspected child abuse reporting procedures for the family childcare provider. Focuses on creating a safe environment for children. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Fall

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CD 86
Positive Guidance in Family Childcare

Emphasizes the understanding of children’s behavior within the family childcare environment. Introduces effective guidance techniques to promote pro-social behavior of children aged infants through school-age. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Spring

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CD 87
Family Childcare Curriculum

Emphasizes adopting a play-based model for curricular practices in the family childcare environment. Focuses on adapting curriculum strategies for home-based childcare. [D]

Pass/No Pass only
Recommended Preparation: CD 170 or equivalent
Lecture 1 hour
Offered: Spring

1
 
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CD 170
     
 
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CD 180
     
 
CD 180L
     
 
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CD 275
Art for Children

Provides students with knowledge concerning theories of artistic development, developmental stages of artistic expression, and provides hands-on experience in planning curriculum for children. Curriculum will reflect diverse cultural expression. Students will develop skills in a variety of artistic mediums, supporting the process of creative expression. [D; CSU]


Grade only
Lecture 3 hours
Offered: Variable
Fee: $15.

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CD 282A
     
 
CD 282B
     
 
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