Child Development/Child Care

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

CDCC/EDUC103 : Roles of the Early Childhood Professional

Roles and professional skills that support the organization and management of a quality childcare program will be discussed. The role of families, effective program operation, multiculturalism and diversity, and the ethical and professional responsibilities of the staff as essential components of programs for children will be stressed. A professional resource file will be completed. (This course, with two cooperative education credits, will meet Child Development Associate competency goals IV, V, and VI.)

Credits

2

CDCC/EDUC115 : Planning the Preschool Curriculum

Theoretical study of programming activity and its relationship to the total growth and development of children in a preschool setting. Students design and carry out activities and experiences for children. In addition to the lecture, students must be available for a three-hour-per-week practicum with a children’s group.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CDCC/EDUC252 (formerly CDCC/EDUC130) : Early Childhood Practicum

Teaching practicum and integration seminar for Child Development Associate candidates, Child Development/Child Care and Preschool - Grade 3 Education majors. During the 90 hours of placement, students will observe and interact with children and teaching professionals. Focus will be on development and implementation of appropriate curriculum. A series of seminars will integrate the teaching practicum with core concepts of the early childhood profession. (Placements usually occur during the day; child care employees may use their workplace as the placement.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC/PSYC110 and CDCC/EDUC115, or permission of instructor.

CDCC104 : Infant and Toddler Development: Theory and Applications

This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting. Students will learn how to care for children as well as themselves and to be aware of the needs of the child, the care setting, the family, the community, and society as a whole. The course will help you to meet your CDA requirements.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC/CDCC103 (may be taken concurrently)

CDCC105 : Early Childhood Health, Safety and Special Needs

Provides information about meeting the health, safety, nutrition and special needs of young children. The course will also discuss the important components of these topics and how they can work together. A review of state regulations, key program policies, daily practices, and discussion of early childhood special needs accommodations. A weekly three-hour (45 hour total) practicum with a children’s group (early childhood classroom or family home child care) will allow the student to observe and apply research-based theory.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

EDUC/PSYC110

CDCC106 : Early Childhood Social/Emotional Guidance

Provides information about meeting the social/emotional needs for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. The students will explore social and emotional strategies to use in the early childhood classroom and with parents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC/PSYC110

CDCC140 : Early Childhood Directors Course

An in-depth study of supervisory skills, management practices, financial accounting, budgeting and developmental appropriate practices. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an action plan to aid in managing a childcare center. Offered to current directors, staff or individuals affiliated in preschool or childcare settings. (Meets the 60-hour Abbott director and non-degreed director’s education requirements.)

Credits

4

CDCC250 : Infant/Toddler Practicum

The practicum is designed to reinforce prior knowledge rather than new information. Students plan a variety of experiences for infants during the course demonstrating their knowledge and ability to work with the age group. Students must complete 90 hours in a developmentally appropriate infant/toddler setting.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC/PSYC110 and CDCC104