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					CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY                                        Industry Sector:             Education, Child Development & Family Services
                                                            Career Pathw ay:             Early Childhood Education
                                                            Sub Pathw ay:
Levels
         Grade

                                                               Social
                    ELA          Math             Science                                             CTE Courses                                              Other Required Courses                     Other Recommended Courses        Sample Occupations Related to this pathw ay
                                                              Science

         7                                                                  Exploratory HECT I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Occupations requiring a high school diploma or equiv alent
         8                                                                  Exploratory HECT II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Child Development Assistant Teacher/ROP

         9                                                                  Life M anage me nt 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Occupations requiring some post secondary

                                                                                                                                       Assessments, advising or additional preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Child Development Associate Teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Child Development/Infant Teacher
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E           District Graduation Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                          >Program Worker (After School Programs in
C        10 a) History/Social Science -- 2 years                            Foods & Nutrition                                                      He alth & Driv e r's Ed                                                            Public Schools)
O           b) English -- 4 years
N           c) Math -- 3 years, 4 recommended,
D           d) Lab Science -- 2 years, 3 recommended
A                                                                                                                                      Assessments, advising or additional preparation                                                          Occupations requiring 2 year degree
            e) Language other than English -- 2 required, 3
R           recommended,
Y           f) Visual and Performing Arts -- 1 required,                                                                                                                                                                              >Master or Lead Teacher
            g) College Prep Electives -- 1 required                         De v e lopme ntal Psychology of Childre n                              Life M anage me nt 2                                                               >Program Specialist
         11 Other local requirements as required for graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Case Manager
                                                                                                                                       Assessments, advising or additional preparation                                                >Site Supervisor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Resource & Referral Manager

         12                                                                 ROP Care e rs With Childre n                                                                                                                              >Education Resource Specialist Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Program Supervisor (After School )
                                                                                                                                       Assessments, advising or additional preparation

                                                                               Articulated dual credit courses must be taken and moved to the secondary level for credit purposes                                                             Occupations requiring a BA / BS degree

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Master Teacher
                   Minimum Academic Requirements for AA Degree                               CTE Sequence- First Semester                                                           CTE Sequence - Second Semester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Site supervisor
                                                                            Intro to Principle s & Practice s in ECE (ECE 300)                     Curriculum & Inte ractions in ECE (ECE 320)                                        >Child Development Coordinator
                          Semester/ Quarter Units- Min per Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Special Education Specialist
                 Area A _Natural Sciences (3/4)                             Child De v e lopme nt (ECE 312)
                                                                                                                                                   M aking Le arning Visible Through Obse rv ation & Docume ntation (ECE 326) Service agencies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         >Social
         13 Area B- Social and Behavior Sci (3/4)
P
O                                                                           Child, Family, and Community (ECE 314)                                 Language & Lite racy De v e lopme nt in Early Childhood (ECE 343)                  >Program director / administrator or manager
S                Area C- Humanities (3/4)
T                                                                                                                                                  .                                                                                  >Counseling settings
                 Area D - Languages and Rationality (3/4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >Non-profit organizations
S
E                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     >Parent educator
                                                                            Childre n's He alth Safe ty & Nutrition (ECE 415)                      Adv ance d Practicum in ECE (ECE 321)
C
O                                                                           Education and Care of Infants (ECE 331)                                Constructiv e M ath & Scie nce in Early Childhood (ECE 342)                        >Legal system
N
D                                                                           Culture & Div e rsity in ECE (ECE 430)                                 Administration of Child De v e lopme nt Programs (ECE 420)
A        14
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Y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Industry recognized certifications, licenses,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        credentials/apprenticeships related to this pathw ay



                                                                                            6 units Foundations + 23 units De v e lopme nt + 6-15 units Ele ctiv e s in 1 of 5 conce ntrations                                        >ROP Certificate
         15
                                                                                                        1) Early De v e lopme nt Care & Education; 2) Social & Community Se ttings;                                                   >Assistant Teacher Certificate
                 Child De v e lopme nt M ajor
                                                                                                               3) Indiv idualize d; 4) Inte grate d Pre Cre de ntial Subje ct M atte r;                                               >Teacher Certificate
         16
                                                                                                                            5) Ele me ntary Pre Cre de ntial                                                                          >Site Supervisor Certificate
                                                                CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY
   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services          Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level:____7_
    Course Title: ______Exploratory HECT 1_____                      CBEDS: __4310__________ School:_______________________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                       Course Description
The student will                                                                          Instruction targets self-development and
       understand positive guidance and discipline techniques that promote feelings of   management, relationship with others and
        self-worth as they apply to the developmental stages of children.                 preparing for family, work and community living.
       understand the value and methods of providing infants, children, and
        adolescents with play and developmentally appropriate learning activities
       understand the process of making consumer decisions, including the
       comparison of goods and services.
       understand the function of the family as a basic unit of society and the
        contributions of the family unit to the development of individuals.
       understand how to construct, alter, and repair fashion and interior items and
        accessories through the use of basic construction techniques and equipment
       understand the principles of food purchasing, food preparation, and meal
        management in a variety of settings.
       understand how apparel and interior fashions meet social, physical, and
        psychological needs of individuals and families.*
       understand the principles of nutrition and their relationship to good health
        through the life cycle.




   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services          Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level:____8__
    Course Title: ______Exploratory HECT 1_____                      CBEDS: __4310__________ School:_______________________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                       Course Description
The student will                                                                           Students study parenting and child development,
    understand the importance of studying child growth and development from              personal and family relationships, making
        infancy through adolescence.                                                      consumer decisions, personal image and clothing,
    Identify personal values, goals, needs, and wants and explain how these relate       healthy food choices, designing living
        to consumer decisions.
                                                                                          environments and development of community.
    understand the factors that affect the development of individuals and how to
        build positive relationships.                                                     Leadership, citizenship and career roles.
    understand the principles of wardrobe planning and maintenance and the factors
        that influence a person’s apparel budget
    understand the principles of nutrition and their relationship to good health
        through the life cycle.
    understand the elements and principles of design and color theory as they apply
        to the selection of apparel, furnishings, and housing.*
    understand the importance of wellness and safety to individual and family health
        and well-being.
    understand the principles of effective oral, written, and multimedia
       communication in a variety of formats and contexts.
                                                             CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY
  Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services        Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level:9 or 10
    Course Title: Life Management 1_____ CBEDS: 4311_______School: Folsom High_____________________________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                        Course Description
   The student will                                                                    This core course provides students opportunities
    understand positive guidance and discipline techniques that promote feelings of   to reinforce basic academic skills, acquire
       self-worth as they apply to the developmental stages of children.               knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant to the
    understand the process of making consumer decisions, including the                management of the home and living environment
      comparison of goods and services.
                                                                                       and to the quality of individual and family life and to
    understand the function of the family as a basic unit of society and the
       contributions of the family unit to the development of individuals.             explore the interrelationships of family, home, and
    understand the elements and principles of design and color theory as they apply   job responsibilities.
       to the selection of apparel, furnishings, and housing.
    understand the principles of nutrition and their relationship to good health
       through the life cycle.
    understand the elements and principles of design and color theory as they apply
       to the selection of apparel, furnishings and housing.*
    understand how to construct, alter, and repair fashion and interior items and
       accessories through the use of basic construction techniques and equipment.*
    understand the principles of nutrition and their relationship to good health
       through the life cycle.
    understand how to make effective decisions, use career information, and
       manage personal career plans.

  Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services        Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level: 11-12
    Course Title: ___Life Management 2 _ CBEDS:              School: Folsom High___________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                     Course Description
   Students will                                                                       This course provides advanced instruction to give
    Understand the decisions and responsibilities of parents                          students opportunities to reinforce basic academic
    Understand positive guidance and discipline techniques that promote               skills acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes
      feelings of self-worth as they apply to the developmental stages of              relevant to the management of the home and
      children.                                                                        living environment and to the quality of individual
    Understand the process for making consumer decisions through the                  and family life and to explore the interrelationships
      utilization of decision-making models.                                           of family, home, and job responsibilities.
    Understand the positive relationships are built on feelings of self-worth,
      effective communication, common values and goals, and responsible
      behavior.
    Understand the principles of wardrobe planning and the factors
      influencing apparel budgets
    Understand the application of the principles of nutrition and their
      relationship to good health throughout the life cycle.
    Understand how the elements and principles of design are used to create
      an aesthetically pleasing living environment.
    Understand personal health care and safety.
    Understand how personal, group dynamics, and interpersonal skills
      development affect work, personal and family life.
                                                             CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY
   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services       Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level: 11-12
    Course Title: ___Psychological Development of Children_ CBEDS: 4323_School: Folsom High___________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                          Course Description
The student will                                                                        This concentration course provides an in-depth
    Analyze the major decisions and responsibilities of parenting and                  study of research theories in human growth and
       evaluate care-giving options Human growth & development                          development from prenatal stages of development
    Compare theories regarding human growth and development                            to puberty and beyond. This course includes
    Describe the relationship of learning, play, and recreational activities to        instruction in optimal physical and emotional
       the commonly accepted principles of the development of children and              health, positive learning environments, and social
       adults.                                                                          interaction and communication skills.
    Examine how children learn and the application of developmental
       theories to this process
    Describe communication techniques and assess the effects of their use
       with children.
    Analyze the relationship of guidance to the development of self-discipline
    Identify the characteristics of children with special needs




   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services       Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level: 11-12
   Course Title: _Careers With Children___________ CBEDS: ____4400__School: Folsom High School___

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                            Course Description
   The student will                                                                     This course prepares students for employment in
    Understand career paths and strategies for obtaining employment, licensing, and    the care and guidance of young children under the
      credentialing in the field of child development and how interpersonal and         supervision of professional personnel. Students
      communication skills influence their employability                                will learn child development theories and practices
    Understand children’s growth and development through observing children and
                                                                                        through classroom instruction, while learning the
      applying knowledge of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development
      by creating, teaching, and assessing lesson plans for groups and individuals at   process of observation as well as developing and
      their community internships sites.                                                presenting age appropriate activities to children.
    Understand and demonstrate principles and practices of good nutrition, health,     Community internships may include placement in
      and safety for infants, toddlers, and children at the work site.                  preschools, day care centers, infant centers,
    Understand developmentally appropriate activities for children by planning and     elementary schools, licensed family day care
      implementing a sequence of lessons at their internships sites, as well as         homes, schools for exceptional children and
      understanding the role of teaching materials and resources to enhance             recreational settings.
      classroom instruction.
    Understand and implement operational procedures in various child development
      and education facilities according to industry standards.
    Examine the special challenges that some children face and how the needs of
      these children can be met.
                                                               CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY
   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services         Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level: 11-12
    Course Title: ___Psychological Development of Children_ CBEDS: 4323_School: Folsom High___________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                          Course Description
The student will                                                                        This concentration course provides an in-depth
    Analyze the major decisions and responsibilities of parenting and evaluate care-   study of research theories in human growth and
       giving options Human growth & development                                        development from prenatal stages of development
    Compare theories regarding human growth and development                            to puberty and beyond. This course includes
    Describe the relationship of learning, play, and recreational activities to the
                                                                                        instruction in optimal physical and emotional
       commonly accepted principles of the development of children and adults.
    Examine how children learn and the application of developmental theories to this   health, positive learning environments, and social
       process                                                                          interaction and communication skills.
    Describe communication techniques and assess the effects of their use with
       children.
    Analyze the relationship of guidance to the development of self-discipline
    Identify the characteristics of children with special needs




   Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services         Career Pathway: Child Development & Education Grade Level: 11-12
    Course Title: _Careers In Education__________ CBEDS: ____4401__School: Folsom High School___
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                        Course Description
The student will                                                                        This course provides students with knowledge of
    Describe the structure of the educational industry and special applications of     career opportunities in the field of teaching and
       government regulations in the industry                                           other school site educational professions. Career
    Describe the important elements of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social   preparation standards, which include basic
       development of children and adolescents.
                                                                                        academic, safety, communication, interpersonal
    Describe the roles of positive interaction, guidance, and discipline in the
       educational environment and demonstrate these skills at their fieldsites.        and problem-solving skills are integrated
    Understand the role and purpose of standards-based instruction and                 throughout the course. Active class participation is
       assessments and apply them to instruction in their fieldsites.                   enhanced by fieldwork at school sites under the
    Understand how to effectively communicate and interact with families and           guidance of a mentor teacher.
       community groups and support systems.
                                                               CTE PROGRAM OF STUDY

Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services Career Pathway: Child Development & Education_ Grade Level:___________

Course Title: _________________________ CBEDS: ____________School:____________________________________

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                   Course Description




Industry Sector: Education, Child Development & Family Services Career Pathway: Child Development & Education_ Grade Level:__________

Course Title: _________________________ CBEDS: ____________School:____________________________________
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                Course Description
Industry Sector:                            Career Pathway: ECE                                 Grade Level: 13

Course Title: ECE 300 Introduction to Principles and Practices in ECE                  School: Folsom Lake College
            (CAP Title: Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                Course Description
The student will be able to:                                This course is an introduction to early
                                                            childhood education, including an overview of
      discriminate among philosophies of early             the history of the field, current curriculum
       childhood education in regards to                    approaches, and programs serving children
       assumptions about how young children                 from infancy through the school-age years. It
       learn and how early childhood teachers               reviews the current status of education of
       should teach.                                        young children with a focus on integrated
      relate current perspectives on childhood,            education. Opportunities to observe in a variety
       the care of children, and early childhood            of early childhood education settings and
       education to historical and cultural                 techniques for observing and interpreting
       contexts.                                            children's pursuits will be included.
      define and identify the role of observation,
       documentation, and interpretation of
       children’s play as a tool for planning
       curriculum for young children and
       assessing their learning.
      identify career paths, certification options,
       professional associations, and
       dispositions for working within the early
       childhood field.
      describe principles and practices that
       guide teaching when working with young
       children, to include the development of
       play-based learning environments,
       routines that involve children in applying
       emerging skills, and strategies that
       support young children’s social
       competence.
Industry Sector:                          Career Pathway: ECE                          Grade Level: 13

Course Title: ECE 312 Child Development                                     School: Folsom Lake College
            (CAP Title: Child Growth and Development)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts       Course Description
The student will be able to:                       This course will examine the physical,
                                                   cognitive, social and emotional development of
      analyze the developmental stages and        the child from the prenatal period through
       growth processes across the domains of      adolescence. Scientific findings from a range of
       development, from the prenatal period       disciplines will inform an integrated
       through adolescence.                        examination of theory and practice during the
      evaluate individual growth processes and childhood years. This course is designed to
       the influence of the environment on the     fulfill General Education, Early Childhood
       growth and development of children.         Education and Psychology degree
      compare and contrast different theoretical requirements. This course is not open to those
       perspectives used in the study of child     who have previously taken PSYC 372 or FCS
       development.                                312. This course is approved as the required
      integrate developmental theories to real    child development core course specified in
       life situations with children.              Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code of the
      compare and contrast individual             Department of Social Services, Community
       differences among children.                 Care Licensing Division and Title 5 Department
      differentiate typical and atypical behavior of Education regulations.
       of children.
      analyze the influence of the cultural and
       familial contexts on the developing child.
      identify and demonstrate an
       understanding of the scientific method in
       the study of child development.
Industry Sector:                           Career Pathway: ECE                       Grade Level: 13

Course Title: ECE 314 The Child, the Family and the Community              School: Folsom Lake College
             (CAP Title: Child, Family, and Community)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts      Course Description
The student will be able to:                      This is a fundamental course that examines the
                                                  developmental processes of the child within
      differentiate the methods of socializing   the family and the environmental influences on
       the child within the family, school and    growth and development; including gender,
       community.                                 peers, schooling, the media, socioeconomic
      examine the influences of changing family status, race, ethnicity, language, and
       structures and roles of family members     developmental differences. Community
       on the development of the child.           resources available to support family systems
      identify the relationship of family goals  and dynamics will be examined.
       and values on child rearing practices.     This course is approved as the required child,
      investigate and synthesize the influences family, and community core course specified in
       of diverse socio-cultural factors on       Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code of the
       children's development; including race,    Department of Social Services, Community
       ethnicity, culture, gender, language,      Care Licensing Division and Title 5 Department
       developmental differences and              of Education regulations.
       socioeconomic status.
      recognize the basic intent of the laws and
       regulations pertaining to promoting the
       health, welfare and well-being of children
       and families.
      apply methods to advocate for children
       and families in the community.
      critically review public policy related to
       the well being of children and families.
      research and describe the roles and
       functions of community resource
       organizations available to children and
       families.
Industry Sector:                             Career Pathway: ECE                                   Grade Level: 13
Course Title: ECE 320 Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education             School: Folsom Lake College
             (CAP Title: Introduction to Curriculum)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                  Course Description
The student will be able to:                                  This course provides supervised experience
      apply developmentally appropriate principles and       working with children in an early childhood
       practices to support young children's optimal
       development and learning within healthy, safe,
                                                              setting. Topics include principles of curriculum
       respectful, supportive, and challenging learning       development, classroom design, and child
       environments.                                          guidance, with opportunity to apply these key
      develop respectful and reciprocal relationships with   teaching principles in practical situations. This
       families, with particular attention to supporting
       families whose home language is other than English     course is approved as the required programs
       and whose children have special needs.                 and curriculum core course specified in Title 22
      plan, implement, and evaluate experiences that         of the Health and Safety Code of the
       support young children in building a foundation for    Department of Social Services, Community
       language and literacy, math and science, social
       sciences, and the arts.                                Care Licensing Division and Title 5 Department
      plan for children's learning using observation,        of Education regulations. Before beginning lab
       documentation, and interpretation of their actions,    assignments, students must show proof of TB
       ideas, and feelings.
      assess one's own teaching experiences to guide and
                                                              clearance. The course consists of 36 hours of
       inform practice.                                       lecture and 108 hours of lab.
      design, develop, and evaluate play-based learning
       environments for young children, routines that
       involve young children in applying emerging ideas
       and skills, and developmentally appropriate and
       inclusive learning activities for young children.
      demonstrate communication and guidance strategies
       that support the development of young children's
       social competence.




Industry Sector:                             Career Pathway: ECE                                   Grade Level: 13

Course Title: ECE 326 Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation School: Folsom Lake College
            (CAP Title: Observation and Assessment)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts     Course Description
The student will be able to:                     This course applies critical and reflective
                                                 thinking to observation and assessment of
      compare the purpose, value, and use of    young children’s development. It prepares
       formal and informal assessments,          teachers of young children to use observation,
       including ethical and legal concerns.     documentation, and interpretation strategies to
      evaluate the strengths and limitations of improve program quality in early childhood
       common assessment tools with respect to settings. Multiple forms of child assessment
       children’s diverse cultures, home         and early childhood program assessment are
       languages, and developmental              explored.
       capabilities.
      recommend changes to play
       environments, guidance strategies,
       curriculum activities, and care routines
       based on systematically recorded
       observational data that documents
       children's actions, ideas, and feelings.
      use documentation to demonstrate
       children's developmental progress, ideas,
       and behaviors, and to communicate with
       families, colleagues, and the public.
      analyze the effectiveness of photo
       documentation in conveying how young
       children learn within quality early
       childhood settings.




Industry Sector:                          Career Pathway: ECE                         Grade Level: 14

Course Title: ECE 321 Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education        School: Folsom Lake College
             (CAP Title: Practicum-Field Experience)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                     Course Description
The student will be able to:                                     This advanced course provides supervised
      create a statement of philosophy and a list of guiding    experience as a teacher in an early childhood
       principles and practices for early childhood teaching,
       using current research and theory in child
                                                                 education program and is aimed at leadership
       development.                                              in the areas of developing environments for
      design, arrange, observe, and evaluate a complete         learning, child observation and assessment,
       classroom environment wherein children construct          documentation of children's work, behavior
       knowledge within a context of play.
      plan, implement, observe, and evaluate the overall        guidance, group management, collaborative
       and ongoing curriculum and learning encounters,           teaching, building relationships with families,
       verifying opportunities to apply emerging skills in the   and effective preparation and implementation
       areas of language and literacy; math and science; the     of curriculum. Before beginning lab
       arts; physical development; and social sciences.
      demonstrate the use of observation, documentation,        assignments, students must show proof of TB
       and interpretation for curriculum planning,               clearance.
       assessment of children’s learning, and advocacy in
       regards to making visible children’s learning.
      organize communication systems within a classroom
       that involve families in the process of curriculum and
       program design.
      support the development of a climate of care and
       respect among children, teachers, and families by
       applying strategies for negotiating disputes, fostering
       caring relations, and sharing responsibility.
      assess one's own teaching experiences to guide and
       inform practice.




Industry Sector:                               Career Pathway: ECE                                    Grade Level: 14

Course Title: ECE 415: Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition                              School: Folsom Lake College
             (CAP Title: Health, Safety and Nutrition)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                     Course Description
The student will be able to:                                     This course examines basic nutrition, health,
                                                                 and safety needs of children from the prenatal
      compare and contrast current health,                      period through school age. Students will
       safety, and nutrition issues and                          identify the nutrients in foods as they affect a
    demonstrate how the issues relate to          child's physical and mental development.
    policy development.                           Course emphasis is placed on maintaining the
   evaluate community resources which            optimal health, safety, and nutritional status of
    promote the health, safety, and nutrition     children at home and in group care. Projects
    of children and families.                     relating to children's nutrition, health, and
   evaluate current health hazards in the        safety are required as part of the course. Not
    food supply and identify safe food            open to students who have received credit for
    practices to prevent food-borne illness.      NUTRI 320.
   identify symptoms of childhood diseases
    and potential hazards in a child's
    environment and plan ways to make a
    child's environment safe.
   evaluate the nutritional status and feeding
    practices during fetal development,
    infancy and childhood.
   plan and analyze menus for children
    which meet current state and federal
    guidelines.
   examine variations of nutritional and
    health practices and perspectives in
    culturally diverse communities.
   develop activities that teach children
    positive health, safety and nutrition
    habits.
Industry Sector:                               Career Pathway: ECE                                    Grade Level: 14

Course Title: ECE 430: Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education                    School: Folsom Lake College
            (CAP Title: Teaching in a Diverse Society)

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                    Course Description
The student will be able to:                                    This course covers culturally responsive care
                                                                and education in early childhood settings. It
      develop rationale and goals for the provision of         includes the study of socio-cultural issues as
       multicultural early childhood programs.
      identify, analyze and critique stereotypic and biased    they vary across the diverse cultures
       classroom materials.                                     represented in the classroom and as they
      develop and design classroom environments that           impact a child's development. Promoting equity
       reflect and affirm the diverse cultures and races
       represented by families in early childhood settings.
                                                                for all aspects of human diversity (culture, race,
      recognize and evaluate the impact of one's own           ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability,
       culture on the interpretation of the multiple            and age) is explored. Inclusive teaching
       perspectives of children and families, and on the        strategies that prevent and eliminate the
       development and design of Early Childhood
       programs.                                                development of prejudice and racism in
      generate and assess multicultural curriculum which       growing children will be covered.
       promotes understanding of diversity and elimination
       of stereotypic themes.
      develop an understanding of children's awareness of
       differences, and of how prejudice is formed in the
       early years.
      identify ways in which cultural, linguistic and family
       socialization practices affect children's behavior and
       learning.
      differentiate problem-resolution practices that
       respond to the diversity of cultures represented in
       early childhood programs.
      construct techniques for helping children identify
       differences to expand their awareness and challenge
       their discriminatory behavior.



Industry Sector:                               Career Pathway: ECE                                    Grade Level: 14

Course Title: ECE 331 Education and Care of Infants in Group Settings                       School: Folsom Lake College

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                    Course Description
The student will be able to:                                     This course applies current research in infant
      explain how the care infants receive impacts the way      development to the teaching and care of infants
       in which they develop and make sense of the world.
      analyze infant center staffing and enrollment policies
                                                                 in group settings. Emphasis is on early
       for implementation of primary care, continuity of care,   childhood education principles and practices
       and small group size.                                     when applied to the care and education of
      explain how diverse values, beliefs, and attitudes        infants from birth to three years of age. It
       result in conflicting views about how to care for
       infants, with attention to strategies for culturally-     includes strategies for designing,
       respectful conflict resolution.                           implementing, and evaluating group care
      apply behavioral observation and documentation to         programs for infants.
       assess infant development, plan and assess
       curriculum, and implement appropriate intervention
       for infants with special needs.
      generate curriculum that supports infants’ emotional,
       social, language, cognitive, and physical
       development, using a reflective approach to teaching.
      organize and furnish group care play spaces so that
       infants – both typical and atypical – have access to
       toys and furnishings matched to their emerging
       development.
      design procedures and work spaces and select
       furnishings and equipment for the care routines --
       feeding, diapering, and napping -- with the intent of
       supporting reciprocal interactions between caregiver
       and infant.
      evaluate health, sanitation, and safety procedures in
       infant care settings.




Industry Sector:                               Career Pathway:     ECE                                Grade Level: 14

Course Title: ECE 420 Administration of Child Development Centers                           School: Folsom Lake College

Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                     Course Description
The student will be able to:                                     This is an introductory course in the elements
                                                                 of program planning, budgeting, supervision
      develop and express a personal                            and personnel administration for public and
       philosophy of working with children,                      private centers and schools serving children
    families and staff in an early care and        and families. This course satisfies the
    education environment.                         administration requirement of the California
   describe the role, job dimension, and          Title 22 Health and Safety Code, and satisfies
    responsibilities of the early childhood site   three of the six units of the administration
    supervisor and program director.               requirement of the Title 5 Education code and
   discover and apply basic principles of         the California Commission for Teacher
    child and program development, adult           Credentialing.
    supervision and management, family and
    community partnerships, human
    resources and development and
    business/fiscal management.
   review and reference the legal regulations
    of child development centers (Title 22).
   understand professional issues and the
    need for incorporating a professional
    code of ethics into all program policies
    and procedures.
Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                     Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16         Course Title: CHDV 35, Child & Adolescent Development       School: Sacramento State University

    Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                  Course Description
    The student will be able to:                                                  Examination of theory and research on
     identify the main characteristics of physical, cognitive, social and        cognitive, social and physical human
                                                                                  development from conception through
        emotional development from birth to adolescence.                          adolescence. Content will include data-
     compare, contrast and evaluate developmental theories in light of           collection techniques such as observation.
        research evidence.                                                        Some course material will be applied to an
     identify and explain examples of principles of development from             analysis of elementary schooling. (this course
                                                                                  articulates with ECE 312 at FLCC and
        classroom and text samples.                                               Developmental Psychology at FLHS/ROP).
     analyze differences between hereditary and environmental influences on
        development and ways they interrelate.
     analyze the influence of culture, ethnicity, race and family structure on
        development from case studies.
     compare and contrast childrearing approaches and parenting styles in
        relation to their effectiveness in optimizing a child’s development and
        behavior.
     formulate relevant questions about developmental processes and
        events and relate to the students’ prior knowledge and experiences.
     collect and analyze data on children’s development through
        observational techniques.
     apply knowledge of child and adolescent development to analyses of
        early education and elementary school settings.
     communicate in writing with precision and clarity.
     understand research techniques used to study human development.
    Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                         Career Pathway: Child Development
    Grade Level: 15/16           Course Title: FACS 50, The Family and Social Issues.    School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                            Course Description
    The student will be able to:                                                        Family structure, systems and functioning in
         demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary changes in society           marriage and other partnerships, parenting, work
                                                                                        issues, domestic violence, divorce, and
           and the family, including changes in gender roles.                           remarriage. Focus on social issues including
         demonstrate an understanding of the constraints that many families            gender, race, ethnicity, and class. Historical and
           face, including economic and political constraints, such as poverty and      theoretical perspectives on families in America.
           discrimination.                                                              Introduction to research in family sciences and
                                                                                        public policy implications (articulates with ECE
         demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of American families            314 at FLCC).
           today, particularly with regard to class, race, ethnicity, and various
           family forms.
         demonstrate critical thinking skills in analyzing issues that confront the
           family of the twenty-first century.
         apply theoretical perspectives and research to the issues facing
           families.
         demonstrate professional communication skills.
Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                    Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: CHDV 123, Observation and Assessment           School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                     Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                     Purposes of and methodological issues involved in
 understand theoretical frameworks for qualitative, observational, and          assessing and observing child development in
                                                                                 educational and social settings. Topics include
    descriptive research                                                         selection of appropriate methods, survey of
 identify the purposes for and methodological issues involved in                standardized measures, ethics, and interpretation and
    observational, descriptive and qualitative research                          implications of data. Focus will be on becoming
 identify professional, legal, ethical, and educational issues related to       objective and unbiased observers, use of both informal
                                                                                 and formal assessment tools, and principles of
    qualitative research, observation and assessment                             observational and descriptive research. APA-style
 identify issues of diversity and individual differences in relation to         writing will be taught to support scholarly writing and
    observation and assessment                                                   reading.
 select, implement and interpret a variety of quantitative, qualitative,
    observational and descriptive approaches
 identify and evaluate formal measures used in assessment
 successfully apply APA-style writing to support scholarly writing and
    reading



Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                 Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: HDV 133,Research in Human Development.      School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                        Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                        Understanding readings of selected topics in
 evaluate and critique scientific research from the viewpoint of a consumer.       human development research. Content will
                                                                                    include the consideration of the framework and
 exercise and develop skills for writing research papers.                          methodology of quantitative research.
 gain a basic understanding of issues involved in conducting quantitative and Emphasis will be on increasing students' ability
    qualitative research in human development.                                      to locate, understand, critique and report
                                                                                    research findings. Discussion and participation
 explain basic terms, concepts and procedures relevant to scientific study of
                                                                                    in such classroom activities as small group
    human development.                                                              presentations and cooperative learning
 locate published research using many different resources including                assignments.
    computerized resources.
 accurately summarize published research.
 compare and contrast scientific methodologies applied to child development,
    education and psychological research.
 critically evaluate methodologies and major findings in published studies.
 interpret basic descriptive and inferential statistics used in research data.
 design and conduct a simple empirical study.
 write an APA-formatted research report.
Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services             Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16            Course Title: CHDV 154,Issues in Parenting School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                           Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                           Survey of historical and contemporary attitudes
 describe, compare, and evaluate theories of parenting and socialization              toward parenting. Review of research on child-
                                                                                       rearing and parent-child relationships. Use of
 show an awareness of major topics, issues, and current research in child-            case studies to explore the influence of
    rearing and parenting                                                              personality, developmental stage, family
 demonstrate skills needed to critically evaluate parenting research and              structure, ethnic and cultural factors on
    resources for parents                                                              parenting.
 develop interview skills as a means of understanding parenting issues
 explain the significance of cultural and historical context for parenting
 demonstrate awareness of practical applications of research on parenting
Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                    Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: CHDV 135, Crosscultural Child Development      School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                           Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                           Examination of the physical, socio-emotional
 review research findings on child development in a variety of cultural               and cognitive development in children from a
                                                                                       cross cultural orientation. Will investigate
    contexts                                                                           cultural variables that influence child
 identify issues of universal versus culturally specific patterns of behavior.        development from both inter- and intra-national
 identify adaptive strategies that emerge in caregivers and children as a result perspectives. Discussion of culturally universal
    of a variety of biological, ecological, and cultural challenges.                   and culturally specific behaviors, cognitions
                                                                                       and experiences will be covered.
 become more sensitive to the many factors that shape human
    developmental differences, and become more aware of one’s own cultural
    context.
 become aware of current issues in education related to the developmental
    needs of culturally diverse children.

Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services         Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title:CHDV 137/137L, Cognitive Development School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                            Course Description
The student will be able to:                                            137: Cognitive development of children from conception
1. identify and compare major theories of cognitive development         through adolescence with consideration of biological and
                                                                        environmental influences. Lectures, discussions and
2. critically evaluate research related to cognitive development        participation in such classroom activities as presentations,
3. use observation and interview techniques to study cognitive          demonstrations and cooperative learning assignments.
development
4. identify major milestones in cognitive development from birth        137L: Laboratory course to complement CHDV 137.
through adolescence                                                     Emphasis placed on observation, interaction,
                                                                        documentation, and using a scientific approach to learn
5. identify how biological and environmental factors influence          about cognitive development. Classroom, field, and
cognitive development                                                   research experiences supporting the study of cognitive
6. apply theoretical concepts to an understanding of children’s         development.
cognitive development in laboratory or field based activities
7. develop writing and communication skills for creating academic and
research reports


Industry Sector: __Education, Child Development, and Family Services         Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: CHDV 138/138L, Social & Emotional Development School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                        Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                        138: Study of the social and emotional
                                                                                    development of children from conception
 describe, compare, and evaluate theories of social and emotional
                                                                                    through adolescence with consideration of
    development                                                                     biological and environmental influences.
 identify major topics, issues, and current research in social development         Lectures, discussions and participation in such
 demonstrate skills needed to critically evaluate developmental research           classroom activities as presentations,
                                                                                    demonstrations and cooperative learning
 show an understanding of different methods for the systematic study of
                                                                                    assignments.
    children                                                                        138L: Laboratory course to complement CHDV
 identify individual, cultural and historical differences in social development    138. Emphasis placed on the nature of
 demonstrate skills related to writing research reports                            observation, interaction, and using a scientific
                                                                                    approach to learn about social and emotional
 demonstrate skills related to internet access and information competency
                                                                                    development. Classroom and field experiences
 show an awareness of practical applications of developmental principles           related to the study of social and emotional
 show an understanding of familial and cultural contexts for social                development.
    development

Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services        Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: CHDV 131, Language Development    School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                     Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                     Investigation of the development of language
                                                                                 and its relationship to school learning, cognitive
 identify theories and perspectives of language development.
                                                                                 development and social development. Both
 identify the major systems, structures and functions of language.              linguistic and communication competence are
 show an understanding of language development in children, including           included. Specific attention to second language
    dialect speakers and English language learners                               acquisition and principles underlying effective
                                                                                 instruction in linguistically diverse children.
 show an understanding of language diversity including the factors which
    influence language development.
 compare aspects of language development and learning in both home and
    school settings.
 show an understanding of the relationships between language and cognition.
 identify strategies for fostering language use and development in classroom
    settings
 observe, record and analyze a sample of children’s language.
 review and critically evaluate research related to language development.
 evaluate, problem solve, collaborate and communicate both orally and in
   writing as a part of a community of learners.

Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services           Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level:15/16 Course Title: CHDV 136, Developmental Experiences, Methods & Curriculum School: Sac State
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                          Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                          Examination of theory, research, and
                                                                                      exemplary practices and programs for children
 identify the philosophical and historical roots of methods and curriculum in
                                                                                      from preschool through elementary school.
    preschool and elementary school.                                                  Activities include discussions, presentations,
 identify and discuss social, political and philosophical issues related to early    demonstrations and cooperative learning
    childhood and elementary education.                                               assignments.
 identify how differing perspectives on children’s development and learning
    influence methods and curriculum.
 use standards in both developmental and content domains in planning for P-
    8 curriculum.
 compare and contrast models for curriculum planning and implementation
    appropriate for early childhood and elementary settings
 integrate developmental and content domains in experiences, methods and
    curriculum.
 develop, within a cooperative learning group, an integrated curriculum
    project.
 actively engage with peers in a collaborative and reflective learning
    community.
Industry Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services                 Career Pathway: Child Development
Grade Level: 15/16 Course Title: CHDV 132, Fieldwork in Child Development    School: Sacramento State University
Critical Course Competencies/Skills/Concepts                                         Course Description
The student will be able to:                                                         Directed service-learning based field
1. understand the range of career options in the field and further develop their     experiences in settings selected to meet
                                                                                     students' experience and needs. Students are
own career goals                                                                     required to work at the selected setting and
2. apply understanding of child development theory and knowledge to                  attend an on-campus seminar to explore
interactions with children and other professionals in school or community            developmental content and issues. Discussion
settings                                                                             will also focus on attention to professional
3. critically analyze field based interactions in seminar discussions                development and ethics in community and
                                                                                     educational settings working with children and
4. engage in critical thinking and reflection on field experiences through           families. (This course articulates with ECE 321
personal journals                                                                    at FLCC).
5. develop a broad understanding of organizations, programs and resources for
children and families in the region
6. demonstrate skills related to community partnership and engagement
7. contribute to the community in ways that build on community assets and
strengths, and that address identified needs
8.demonstrate professional and ethical conduct and behaviors appropriate to
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