CHILD DEVELOPMENT - INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (16 Units) ( Official )
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Program Type: Occupational Skills Certificate

Division: Social Sciences

Program Description:
The Child Development Instructional Assistant curriculum provides students with the necessary skills to seek employment as assistants in instructional programs for young children. Opportunities are available for work with children in a variety of settings including: homes, schools, and public or private agencies concerned with the development and welfare of young children. The program focuses on: child psychology, curriculum planning, developmentally appropriate practices, safety, anti-bias environment, and provides practical experience. CPR, First-Aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required. Completion of this curriculum with a C or better grade allows the student to apply for the California Child Development permit at the Associate Teacher level.

Effective: Summer 2008

Required Units in the Major:    16

Required Courses
  Semester I (6 units)
PSYC 021 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 010 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (6 units)
CHDV 015 - PRINCIPLES OF HOME, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY (3.0 units)
  CHDV 020 - INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PLANNING (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (4 units)
CHDV 013A - PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT (4.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  CHDV 118 - LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-HEALTH AND SAFETY (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024B - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-CURRICULUM (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024C - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENHT - THE YOUNG CHILD (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024D - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-WORKING WITH PARENTS (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024E - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-MULTICULTURAL ISSUES (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024F - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-DISCIPLINE (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024G - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-ENVIRONMENT (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024H - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-ADMINISTRATION (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 016 - HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 017 - TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 196 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY (1.0 units)
  &
  EDUC 030 - TEACHING AS A PROFESSION (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 030 - MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 130 - MUSIC EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  KINT 027C - EARLY CHILDHOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2.0 units)
  &
  ART 006 - ART MEDIA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 128 - AT-RISK INFANTS AND TODDLERS (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 059 - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3.0 units)