CDEV 100: Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
Interpret best and promising teaching and care practices as defined within the field of early care and education?s history, range of delivery systems, program types and philosophies and ethical standards.
Identify the underlying theoretical perspective in forming a professional philosophy.
Assess early childhood settings, curriculum, and teaching strategies utilizing indicators of quality early childhood practice that support all children including those with diverse characteristics and their families.
Examine the value of play as a vehicle for developing skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strengthening relationships among young children.
CDEV 101: Health, Safety and Nutrition
Assess strategies to maximize the mental and physical health of children and adults in programs for all young children in accordance with culturally, linguistic and developmentally sound practice.
Identify health, safety, and environmental risks in children?s programs.
Analyze the nutritional needs of children at various ages and evaluate the relationship
Evaluate regulations, standards, policies and procedures related to health, safety, and nutrition in support of young children, teachers and families.
CDEV 102: First Aid and CPR for Teachers of Young Children
Demonstrate ability to properly perform CPR.
Demonstrate ability to properly apply First Aid procedures to various situations.
CDEV 103: Child, Family and Community
Analyze theories of socialization that address the interrelationship of child, family and
Critically assess how educational, political, and socioeconomic factors directly impact the lives
of children and families.
Synthesize and analyze research regarding social issues, changes and transitions that affect
children, families, schools and communities.
Critique strategies that support and empower families through respectful, reciprocal
relationships to involve all families in their children?s development and learning.
Critically assess community support services and agencies that are available to community
Analyze one's own values, goals and sense of self as related to family history and life
experiences, assessing how this impacts relationships with children and families.
CDEV 104: Child Growth and Development
Analyze major developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies.
Analyze how cultural, economic, political, historical contexts affect children?s development.
Compare and contrast various theoretical frameworks that relate to the study of human development.
Apply developmental theory to the analysis of child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies.
Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages.