CD 100 Environment For Early Childhood Education Learning 3 credits. An introductory course including orientation to the Child Development program; stages of child development; learning needed to plan schedules, set up indoor and outdoor space, select and arrange materials and equipment to encourage children's involvement; and program planning. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 105 Child Health and Safety 3 credits. This course covers information on safe and healthy environments for young children. Students receive information concerning positive health and safety practices in day care, pre-school, and elementary school situations. Students will be taught how to assess and ensure safe indoor and outdoor areas. Includes mental health and personal safety. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 113 Child Care Lab I 2 credits. A field based learning lab in which the student, under supervision, trains in child care facilities in the local service area. Students will observe and participate in actual child care techniques and procedures within a care providing facility.
CD 114 Child Care Lab II 2 credits. Continuation of CD 113. Students should be able to function with less supervision and be able to contribute to program planning and implementation.
CD 115 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Communication 5 credits. Introduction to children's physical and language development. This course focuses on providing an environment supportive of children's acquisition of motor skills and communication skills. Children's literature is surveyed. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 130 Fostering Creativity 2 credits. An introductory course which includes the value of play for children and methods to advance emotional, physical, and intellectual competence through opportunities that stimulate children to play with sound, rhythm, language materials, space and ideas in individual ways, and to express their creative abilities. Creativity in caregivers is also examined. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 135 The Holistic Child 6 credits. Introduction to children's social development, social awareness, and concept of self. This course focuses on development of personal self-esteem in caregivers and acquisition of skills necessary to help children develop social and emotional security. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 140 Advanced Curriculum In Early Childhood Education 3 credits. This course introduces stages in children's intellectual development. It includes learning skills to advance children's physical, cognitive, and intellectual competence through activities, and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the development levels and learning styles of children. PREREQ: CD 100, 115 or permission of instructor. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 145 Guidance In Early Childhood Education 3 credits. This course provides students with information on positive guidance techniques. Learning include supporting social and emotional development by helping children to learn and practice appropriate and acceptable behaviors as individuals and as a group. PREREQ: CD 100 or permission of the instructor. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 150 Introduction To Early Childhood Professions 3 credits. This
course introduces students to family education, program management, and
professionalism in early childhood education. Topics studied in depth
include: parenting styles and strategies, family communication,
discipline, stress management, functional and dysfunctional families, family structures, team building, time management, job interviews, resume development, professional image, and professional growth. Includes classroom lectures and individualized instruction.
CD 199 Child Development Special Topic Workshops 1-5 credits. This course teaches skills in encouraging and enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication in children. Included in assessment of a child's functional speech level, techniques for stimulating speech, and guided practice. The class focuses on children up to age 8, as well as children of any age who have speech problems. Includes classroom lectures and lab.