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|Child Development Major (AA)
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
This major will prepare students for careers in Child Care and Preschool Education. It parallels the academic requirements of the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Integrate an understanding of the potential, the characteristics, and the multiple influences on the development of children into the delivery of high quality care and education programs;
- design, implement and evaluate play based environments and activities that support developmentally appropriate learning outcome for all young children;
- apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-esteem;
- develop strategies that promote relationships between programs, teachers, families and their communities; and
- demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that reflect understanding, knowledge and a commitment to the field of early childhood education and care.
Students interested in the order for taking classes in this major, can view the recommended course sequence.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
The requirements for the Child Development program are:
- Child Development Major Requirements
- Child Development Electives
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Child Development Major Requirements - complete 27.0 units|
|CHLD 10 ||Child Growth and Development||3.0|
|CHLD 51 ||Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education||3.0|
|CHLD 66 ||Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum||6.0|
|CHLD 68 ||Issues in Diversity||3.0|
|CHLD 90.1 ||Child, Family, Community Interrelationships||3.0|
|CHLD 90.2 ||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||3.0|
|CHLD 90.3 ||Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child||3.0|
|CHLD 90.4 ||Introduction to Curriculum||3.0|
|Child Development Electives - complete 3.0 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:|
|CHLD 53 ||The Child with Special Needs in the Community||3.0|
|CHLD 55.2 ||Explorations and Discoveries||3.0|
|CHLD 55.5 ||Foundations of Language and Literacy||3.0|
|CHLD 55.6 ||Art for the Young Child||3.0|
|CHLD 111A ||Group Care For Children Under Three||3.0|
|CHLD 185.1 ||Creative Indoor Environments for Young Children||1.0|
|CHLD 185.2 ||Creative Outdoor Environments for Young Children||1.0|
|CHLD 185.3 ||Guidance and Discipline Techniques in the Preschool Setting||1.0|
|CHLD 185.4 ||Guidance and Discipline Techniques in the School Age Setting||1.0|
|CHLD 186 ||Spanish Language Arts for Young Children||3.0|
|CHLD 217.1 ||Constructive Play I||1.0|
|CHLD 217.2 ||Dramatic Play and Games with Rules||1.0|
|CHLD 220 ||Effective Child Discipline||2.0|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.0 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.0 units from the following:|
|LIR 10 ||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.0|
|LIR 30 ||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.0|
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major. A grade of "C" or better is required for all major classes.
CHLD 66 has replaced CHLD 60 and CHLD 60.2