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Child Development Program

2017-2018

Description

Child Development offers programs for career and transfer students. Certificates of Performance, Certificates of Achievement and an Associate of Science Degree are available to students interested in a range of child development opportunities and in meeting the requirements for the State of California Child Development permits and the California State Department of Social Services, Title 22, Community Care Licensing.

Gainful Employment Information

Program Emphasis

The Child Development program offers course work, training and supervised practicum experiences to meet state licensing requirements for working in centers, schools, childcare homes and service related agencies. This skills and knowledge gained in beginning courses provide the framework and foundation for more specialized courses.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Performance:
Assistant Teacher 10-13
Home Day Care 12
Certificate of Achievement:
Associate Teacher 21-22
Teacher 24-25
Master Teacher 25-27
Associate of Science Degree:
Child Development 25-26*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Career Options

The San Diego Community College District offers an Associate of Science Degree, Certificates of Achievement and Performance, and transfer options in the field of Child Development/Early Childhood Education. The Assistant Teacher Certificate of Performance prepares students to work in public and private childcare settings. The Home Day Care Certificate of Performance provides student with skills and knowledge for childcare in family settings. The Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Master Teacher Certificates of Achievement, prepare students for higher levels of instructional positions and meet the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits. The Child Development Associate in Science Degree prepares students for positions as teacher, master teacher and director in the field of Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Performance*

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Assistant Teacher*

This Certificate of Performance prepares students to assist in the instruction of children under the supervision of an Associate Teacher or higher instructor.

Courses: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
Select one course from:
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
Select one course from:
CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children 2
CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child Development 2
CHIL 270 Work Experience 1-4
CHIL 291A Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291B Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291C Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291D Child Development Center Practicum 1
Total Units = 10-13

Recommended Electives: Child Development 160 , 161 , 270 , 291A , 291B , 291C , 291D .

Home Day Care*

This Certificate of Performance prepares students for entry level positions as home day care providers.

Courses: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development 3
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
Total Units = 12

One or more of the following courses is recommended to gain experience and credits required for higher level permits.

Recommended Electives: Child Development 160 , 161 , 270 , 291A , 291B , 291C , 291D .

Certificate of Achievement: Child Development

Associate Teacher

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 151 Program Planning 3
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
Select two courses from:
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
Select three or more units from:
CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children 3
CHIL 161 Observations & Issues in Child Development 2
CHIL 270 Work Experience 1-4
CHIL 291A Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291B Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291C Child Development Center Practicum 1
CHIL 291D Child Development Center Practicum 1
Total Units = 21-22

Teacher

This certificate prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant and Associate Teachers.


Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 151 Program Planning 3
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
Select one of the following three options:
CHIL 165 Children With Special Needs  
or
CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development 3
or
CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children 2
and
CHIL 161 Observations and Issues in Child Development 2
Total Units = 24-25

Master Teacher

This Certificate of Achievement prepares students to provide instruction to children and provide supervision of Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers and Teachers. It also prepares students to coordinate curriculum and staff development in the field of Child Development/Early Childhood Education.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 151 Program Planning 3
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
Select one of the following Specializations:
Guiding Young Children/Family Life
CHIL 160 Observing & Understanding Children 2
CHIL 161 Observations & Issues in Child Development 2
Special Needs
CHIL 165 Children with Special Needs 3
CHIL 166 Special Needs Curriculum 3
Infant/Toddler
CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development 3
CHIL 176 Principles of Infant/Toddler Caregiving 3
Total Units = 25-27

Associate of Science Degree

Child Development

This degree prepares students to provide instruction to children and supervise Assistant and Associate Teachers. Child Development courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Additional general education and graduation requirements are listed in the Academic Requirements section of this catalog. The Associate Degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Recommended Electives: Child Development 152 , 160 , 161 , 165 , 166 , 175 , 176 , 188 , 202 , 210 , 215 , 270 , 275 , 290 , 291A , 291B , 291C , 291D .  

Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
CHIL 151 Program Planning 3
CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children 2
CHIL 180 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children 3
Select one of the following three options:
CHIL 161 Observations & Issues in Child Development  
or
CHIL 165 Children with Special Needs  
or
CHIL 175 Infant-Toddler Growth and Development  
2-3
Total Units = 25-26
 

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.


Program Learning Outcomes