A.S. in Child Development
The curriculum leads to an Associate in Science degree and meets the educational requirements for employment as a teacher or assistant teacher in preschools and children’s centers.
This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of “C” and above) of the following major requirements:
|Three (3) units of Child Development|
|CHLD 110||Early Childhood Development||3|
|or PSY 206||Child Growth and Development|
|CHLD 112||Principles of Early Childhood Education I||3|
|CHLD 114||Home-Child-Community Relations||3|
|CHLD 116||Introduction to Curriculum||3|
|CHLD 144||Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children||3|
|CHLD 150||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CHLD 154||Observing and Recording Behavior||3|
|Required practicum (fieldwork) course & lab:|
|CHLD 156||Practicum in Early Childhood Education||2|
|CHLD 156L||Practicum Lab||1|
A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Child Development A.S. Degree will:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and apply theories of early childhood education and child development.
- Demonstrate global consciousness as they work with diverse cultures, families, and individuals and teach children.
- Acquire knowledge and foundational skills necessary to work in the teaching profession.
- Apply effective guidance and teaching strategies that support social growth, learning, and identity development and promote self-confidence.
- Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for children.
- Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding, knowledge, and a deepening commitment to the child development profession and early childhood education.