Child Care & Dev (CDEC)

CDEC 1167

Field Study Infant/Toddler

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training in the Child Care field supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1313

Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of the fundamentals developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1319

Child Guidance

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course is an exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis is placed on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. It will include practical application through direct participation with children.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1321

The Infant and Toddler

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of appropriate infant and toddler (birth to 3 years) programs, including an overview of development, quality care giving routines, learning environments, materials and activities, and teaching/ guiding techniques.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1323

Observation and Assessment

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of observation skills, assessment techniques, and documentation of children’s development.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1341

CDA Preparation for Assessment

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course covers the preparation for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential assessment includes writing CDA competency statements, completing a CDA professional resource file, and preparing for formal CDA observation and assessment.

Prerequisite: TECA 1354, TECA 1318, TECA 1303 and TECA 1311.

CDEC 1356

Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1358

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1359

Children with Special Needs

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 1417

Child Development Associate Training I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0

This course is based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Topics include a CDA overview, general observation skills, and a child growth and development overview. The four functional areas of study covered in this course include creative, cognitive, physical, and communication.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 2166

Field Study Preschool

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training in the Child Care field supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 2167

Capstone: Administration

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training in the Child Care field supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: CDEC 2166.

CDEC 2307

Math and Science for Early Childhood

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play.

Prerequisite: None.

CDEC 2326

Administration of Programs for Children I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is a practical application of management procedures for early child care and education programs, including a study of planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Course topics include philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluation, and communication.

Prerequisite: Six credits In Child Development courses or Program Chair approval.

CDEC 2328

Administration of Programs for Children II

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, and planning parent education/partnerships.

Prerequisite: CDEC 2326.

CDEC 2336

Administration of Programs for Children III

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course is an advanced study of the skills and techniques in administering early care and education programs including staff development, curriculum planning and delivery, and adult learning theory.

Prerequisite: CDEC 2326.

CDEC 2422

Child Development Association Training II

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0

This course is a continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study covered in this course include safety, health, learning environment, self, social, and guidance.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1417.