Child Development

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01750)

Prepares students to work as preschool teachers or directors or to transfer to other colleges and universities offering a bachelor’s degree in child development for more advanced careers with children.

Students will acquire the ability to understand the cognitive development of the child from pre-birth through adolescence, as well as his/her emotional, social, physical and educational needs, and to develop skills to work with the young child.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will be able to apply major concepts of child development and demonstrate the skills necessary to guide young children in a classroom setting.
Program Requirements
CD 135PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT3
CD 170PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
CD 170LPRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT LABORAT ORY1
CD 180OBSERVATION AND GUIDANCE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
CD 181CURRICULUM PLANNING FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
CD 184OBSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION3
CD 282ACHILD DEVELOPMENT FIELD PRACTICUM3
CD 284CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY3
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
or PSYC 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOC 270STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
or PSYC 270 STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
CD 278WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
Total Units31
Recommended Electives
CD 175NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN3
CD 177ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE3

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.