Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion (AS Degree S0936)

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Degree S0936

The Child Development – Early Intervention and Inclusion Associate in Science, provides a theoretical framework and practical experience developing skills necessary to work directly in preschool classrooms with children with special needs and/or Early Intervention Programs. Graduates can be employed at the teacher or master teacher level. The program develops students’ skills and abilities in observation and assessing, planning and executing activities for typical and atypical children, and classroom management based on developmentally appropriate practices. Degree requirements exceed the identified eight (8) courses for transfer by requiring additional practical experience and curriculum courses.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 13
CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment2
CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory1
CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
CHLD 73Infant and Toddler Development 13
CHLD 79Infant and Toddler Care and Education 13
CHLD 80Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs3
CHLD 85Infants At Risk3
CHLD 86Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar2
CHLD 87Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 21
Choose two courses from the following list6
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Math and Science for Young Children
Total Units39

Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.


Students must provide documentation of influenza, pertussis (TDap), and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance, as required by SB792 prior to being permitted to enroll in this class. Instruction on submitting documentation are available at Child Development Center.


Program Learning Outcomes

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