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 Course Title:   Essentials of Child Development Associate Credential (CDA): Child Development

 Title Abbreviation:   CDA: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Continuation of ECED 203. Examines positive ways to support children's social and emotional development and intellectual competence. Topics include communication, creativity, self-esteem, social and cognitive development. Explores typical and atypical development patterns for young children.


Prerequisite: ECED 203 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify how to support language and cognitive development in young children.
  2. Identify how to maintain a healthy social/emotional learning environment for young children.
  3. Demonstrate how to communicate effectively with young children.
  4. Plan for creative learning experiences for young children.
  5. Develop activities promoting positive self-concept in children.
  6. Identify risk factors and how they associate with developmental delays or disabilities in young children.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

Course Contents

  1. Cognitive development.
  2. Communication methods.
  3. Supporting creativity.
  4. Promoting positive self-esteem.
  5. Social-emotional development.
  6. Developmental delays and disabilities.