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Child Development Courses

CHDEV 1 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68

An overview of the field of Early Childhood Education, including the historical roots of the field and the evolution of professional practices.(A, CSU)

CHDEV 3 - INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.  

An overview of the knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for young children from birth through age 6. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 5 - PARENT EDUCATION
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Skills needed for effective parenting; the developmental needs of children; effective communication skills; effective use of discipline; and effective control of the environment. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 6 - HEALTH SAFETY AND NUTRITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 
3 unit, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to health, safety and nutrition in early care and education settings. 

CHDEV 8A - SCHOOL AGE CHILD: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Growth and development from age six to fourteen years. School age child care settings; issues facing school-age children in contemporary society; strategies for working effectively with children in out-of-school care settings. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 8B - PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 8A
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Activities, materials and interaction appropriate for the child of six to twelve years in a group care setting. Program planning, curriculum and environmental design. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 9 - MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND DRAMA FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Emphasizes integrating developmentally appropriate music, movement and drama into early care and education settings. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 10 - SCIENCE AND MATH FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Child Development 27)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Emphasizes integrating developmentally appropriate science and math curriculum into early care and education settings. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 11 - THE YOUNG CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 39
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

An overview of variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight.  (A, CSU)

CHDEV 12 - CHILD ABUSE
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Psychology 12)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Issues related to abused, battered, and neglected children. Characteristics of abusers. Identification, prevention, and treatment of abused children and of abusers. (A, CSU) 


CHDEV 15 - DIVERSITY AND CULTURE IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

The development of social identities in diverse societies.  Culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches.  (A, CSU)


CHDEV 16 - INTRODUCTION TO EARLY INTERVENTION
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 20.  Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A recommended. CHDEV 11 and 17A

Current theories, strategies and approaches for supporting infants and toddlers with disabilities and other special needs, in Early Intervention settings and other early care and education programs. (A, CSU) 

CHDEV 17A - INFANT DEVELOPMENT - BIRTH TO AGE 3
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, (Formerly Child Development 38)
PREREQUISITE: CD 1, 6 and 39. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.

ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

The development of children ages birth to three. Practical approaches to program planning; the role of the caregiver; curriculum and environment; health and safety. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 17B - ADVANCED INFANT DEVELOPMENT AND CARE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 17A.
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Infant development, caregiving and early intervention in early care and education settings.  Issues related to working with families effectively. (A, CSU)


CHDEV 19 - WORK EXPERIENCE (COOPERATIVE), OCCUPATIONAL
1-8 units
COREQUISITE: FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS - must be enrolled in at least one other course in addition to occupational work experience.  SUMMER SESSION - enrollment in another college course is optional. Supervised employment directly related to the student's major. 

Supervised employment extending the classroom based on occupational learning related to child development.  75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of non-paid work required per unit.  (A, CSU)

CHDEV 20 - OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE:  CHDEV 1, 3 AND 39
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended

Appropriate use of assessment, observation, and recording strategies. (A, CSU) 

CHDEV 30 - CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The socialization of the child within the family and community.  (A, CSU)


CHDEV 37A - EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM 
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 1, 3 and 39. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.  
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Supervised experience as a teacher in an early care and education program.  Application of theory and teaching techniques in the Fresno City College Child Development Center or in an early childhood program with an FCC Mentor teacher. (A, CSU)


CHDEV 37B - EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 37A. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.

ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Supervised experience as a teacher in an early care and education program.  Application of theory and teaching techniques in the Fresno City College Child Development Center or in an early childhood program with an FCC Mentor teacher. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 38 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour, (See also Psychology 38)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Basic theories, research concepts and principles of development across domains at each major stage of life from conception to death. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

CHDEV 39 - CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour, (See also Psychology 39)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.Verification of freedom from tuberculosis.

Basic theories, research concepts and principles of development across domains at each major stage of life from conception through adolescence. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

CHDEV 40A - ADMINISTRATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Child Development 36A)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126  or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. Twelve units of Child Development (CHDEV 3, 30, 37A and 39) plus one year of teaching experience in an early care and education program strongly recommended.

Principles and practices of organization, management, and supervision in a variety of early care and education programs.  (A, CSU)

CHDEV 40B - ADVANCED ADMINISTRATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Child Development 36B)
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 40A
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. 

Procedures for program development including staff scheduling, staff and parent handbooks, marketing strategies, evaluation and accreditation. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 42 - CHILD NUTRITION
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also FN  42)
ADVISORY: Food and Nutrition 40 and eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Nutritional requirements of infants and children from conception through adolescence.  Social and cultural influences affecting child and maternal nutrition. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 43 -  CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Selection and presentation of literature for the child from infancy to eight years. Storytelling, reading readiness, and awareness regarding multicultural and nonsexist perspectives. (A, CSU)


CHDEV 45 - ADULT SUPERVISION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CLASSROOMS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: CHDEV 1, 3, 30 and 39 plus one year teaching experience in an early care and education setting 

Methods and principles of supervising student teachers in early childhood classrooms.  (A,CSU)

CHDEV 46 - COMPUTERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the basic technology and applications of the computer in early care and education settings, for children and adults. Fulfills the computer literacy graduation requirement for Child Development majors (A, CSU)


CHDEV 47 - EMERGENT LITERACY
3 units, 3 lecture hours (Formerly Child Development 47A,B,C)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Principles and practices for providing children birth through age 5 with a strong foundation in early reading and writing within a developmentally-appropriate approach. (A, CSU)


CHDEV 48 - UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 1A.

Effective strategies for working with children with challenging behaviors in early care and education settings. (A, CSU)


CHDEV 53 - FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Policies and procedures for managing a quality family child care home, including meeting licensing requirements, program planning, designing environments, and establishing business practices. (A, CSU)

CHDEV 150 - BASIC CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, 1 lab hour (Formerly Child Development 50)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. Verification of freedom from tuberculosis. 

Principles of child growth and development. Stages of physical, emotional, social and mental growth from conception through eleven years. (Not open to students with credit in CHDEV 39/PSY 39) (A) 


CHDEV 161 - INTRODUCTION TO FOSTER PARENTING
1 unit, 1 lecture hour,  (Formerly CHDEV 61 AND 261)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended

The process of how children become involved in the child welfare system. Parenting skills specific to the needs of foster children. Agency resources and the rights of foster parents, biological parents and foster children. (A)

CHDEV 162 - INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS
1 unit, 1 lecture hour,  (Formerly CHDEV 62 AND 262)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended

Child development, parent-child communication, choices and consequences and skill acquisition necessary for successful independent living by teens preparing to leave foster care and the foster parents who care for adolescents. (A)

CHDEV 165A - TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT: CURRICULUM
1-3 units, 1-3 lecture hours (Formerly CHDEV 65A)

Examination of new topics and trends in curriculum for early childhood programs. (A)

CHDEV 165B - TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
1-3 units, 1-3 lecture hours (Formerly CHDEV 65B)

Examination of contemporary trends and issues in family life that affect home-school-community relations. (A)

CHDEV 165C - TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
1-3 units, 1-3 lecture hours (Formerly CHDEV 65C)

Current issues in early childhood program administration and supervision. (A)

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