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New Student Fall Orientation!
Friday July 18, 2014
6:00pm-7:00pm
Middlefield Campus, Room J7
 
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Welcome to Foothill's Child Development Program
 
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Department of Child Development

The Child Development Program is designed to deepen understanding of children, their families and developmentally appropriate practices while preparing students for careers in early childhood education. The program offers a strong foundation in child development that allows students to take classroom and lab learning into the workplace to create quality developmentally appropriate learning environments.

The Child Development Program is a vocational training program which prepares students for future work as early childhood educators in diverse early childhood settings. The coursework and certificates meet entry level professional requirements for early childhood programs.

The Foothill College Department of Child Development holds the majority of its courses at the Middlefield Campus of Foothill College, and schedules many classes at times convenient for working adults. You have the opportunity to enroll in classes, receive stipends for completions of specified coursework, get reimbursed for class fees, and earn an Associate of Arts Degree or transfer to a 4-year university to continue your studies.

Certificates
  • Certificate of Achievement: Child Development Teacher: (71 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Program Supervision and Mentoring (83 units)
  • School Age Child Care Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
  • Infant Toddler Development Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement (24 units)
  • Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Certificate of Specialization (24 units)
Degrees

A student earning an Associate in Arts degree in Child Development may be able to apply some child development units toward the lower division major preparation requirement at a 4 year college or university in disciplines such as child development, human development, child psychology, social work, and K-12 education. Students planning to transfer should see a counselor to determine transfer requirements for specific 4 year colleges or universities.

Academic and career counseling is available for all students interested in participating in the Child Development program. Contact LeeAnn Emanuel or Janet Weber at Middlefield Campus at (650) 949-6959 for an appointment or try Foothill Online Counseling to get fast information anytime.

Foothill College is on a quarter system and you can start the program any quarter. You can apply, register or view additional class schedules online.

Child Development Summer 2014

CHLD 1CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD4 Units
Development of the child from prenatal life through early childhood. This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through early childhood. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in CHLD 55.
10399√ CHLD-001.-02 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMMWKITE, JACQUELINEMC J6
10408• CHLD-001.-03W LECTBATBADAVE, BHARTIONLINE
CHLD-001.-03W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin. Previously CHLD-55.

CHLD 2CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT II: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADOLESCENCE4 Units
Development of the child from middle childhood through adolescence. This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from middle childhood through adolescence. Emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.
4 hours lecture.
10409• CHLD-002.-02W LECTBATBAEBESUGAWA, MARTINAONLINE
CHLD-002.-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 51AAFFIRMING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION4 Units
This course will examine the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications affecting young children, families, programs, teaching, education and schooling. Culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. Course involves self-reflection of one's own understanding of educational principles in integrating anti-goals in order to better inform teaching practices and/or program development.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; not open to students with credit in CHLD 11.
10842• CHLD-051A-01W LECTBATBASMITH, SHEILAONLINE
CHLD-051A-01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

CHLD 56NPRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN4 Units
An examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to early childhood programs and environments. Emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development of the child. Includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity.
4 hours lecture.
10155√ CHLD-056N-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:40 PMTThHARRIGAN, MAUREENMC J7
10527√ CHLD-056N-02 LECTBATBAKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIRESTK
CHLD-056N-02: This course is offered at off-campus locations and is available through a separate program application. For application information contact Outreach Coordinator Mimi Rea at 650-949-6973.

CHLD 71PLANNING CREATIVE ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN1 Unit
Introduction to a variety of creative art activities for the young child. Exploration of a variety of tactile arts including paint, chalk, play dough, collage and crayons. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum development that encourages children's imagination, creative thinking and self-expression.
1 hour lecture.
10525√ CHLD-071.-01 LECTBATBAKOUKOUTSAKIS, CLAIRESTK
CHLD-071.-01: This course is offered at off-campus locations and is available through a separate program application. For application information contact Outreach Coordinator Mimi Rea at 650-949-6973.

CHLD 79CARING FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS IN GROUPS3 Units
Overview of infant and toddler development as it relates to caregiving practices in group settings. Observation and analysis of infant/toddler classrooms. Influence of responsive and culturally sensitive relationships with children and their parents on children's development. Effects of social and physical environments on program practices, child learning and behavior.
3 hours lecture.
10841√ CHLD-079.-01 LEC06:30 PM-09:10 PMTThPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERMC J2

CHLD 88CHILD, FAMILY & COMMUNITY4 Units
An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and sociocultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.
4 hours lecture.
10129• CHLD-088.-02W LECTBATBACARDUCCI, CHRISTINEONLINE
CHLD-088.-02W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.
10528√ CHLD-088.-03 LECTBATBAGIOTTA, DENISESTK
CHLD-088.-03: This course is offered at off-campus locations and is available through a separate program application. For application information contact Outreach Coordinator Mimi Rea at 650-949-6973.

CHLD 88BPOSITIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT2 Units
Introduction to a range of positive guidance techniques that can be used with infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-aged children. Emphasis on selection of appropriate positive guidance strategies to meet the needs of each individual child.
2 hours lecture.
10828√ CHLD-088B-01 LEC09:00 AM-03:00 PMSPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERMC J2
  LEC 09:00 AM-03:00 PMSPEREZ HERNANDEZ, JENNIFERMC J2
10526√ CHLD-088B-02 LECTBATBAGIOTTA, DENISESTK
CHLD-088B-02: This course is offered at off-campus locations and is available through a separate program application. For application information contact Outreach Coordinator Mimi Rea at 650-949-6973.

CHLD 89CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CARE & EDUCATION PROGRAMS4 Units
An overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum and environments for infants and young children. Students will examine the teacher's role in supporting development by using observation and assessment strategies and emphasizing the essential role of play. An overview of content areas will include but not be limited to: language and literacy, social and emotional learning, sensory learning, art and creativity, math and science.
4 hours lecture.
Advisory: CHLD 1 or 2.
10875√ CHLD-089.-01 LEC06:00 PM-09:50 PMMWDAVE, BHARTIMC J3