CD 101 Academic Skill Development II 1-8 credits. Continuation of review of mathematical skills including elementary algebra. Written and oral communications.
CD 105 Professionalism 3 credits. An introductory course including orientation to the Child Development program; stages of child development. Introduction to professional organizations, networks, community resources, and advocacy. Also including methods of observation and use of observations to plan curriculum. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 110 Child Health, Safety and Environment 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 Laboratory 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 Laboratory 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 120 Early Childhood 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 as well as children. Includes classroom lectures, independent instruction, and lab.
CD 125 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. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 130 Early Childhood Physical and Cognitive Development 6 credits. Introduction to children's physical and cognitive development. This course focuses on providing an environment supportive of children's acquisition of motor and cognitive competence through activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, development levels and learning styles of children. Includes classroom lectures, individualized instruction, and lab.
CD 135 Fostering Creativity 3 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 140 Curriculum Implementation 3 credits. This course combines skills learned in previous courses into responsibility for planning and implementation in the classroom. This course focuses on applying theory into a practical setting. Includes classroom lectures, individual instruction, and lab.
CD 150 Parent Involvement and Program Management 3 credits. This course introduces students to family education, program management, and professionalism in early childhood education. Topics studied in depth include: patenting 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 development. Includes classroom lectures and individualized instruction.
CD 199 Child Development Special Topic Workshops 1-12 credits. Variable content and delivery to meet the desired results.