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Child Welfare Services   (SOW-262)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to current issues in child welfare services. Examines the changes in the larger society which affect children, families, and the system of child welfare services. Course may include issues related to adoption, foster care, child advocacy, treatment of minority children, deinstitutionalization, etc. 
Child Abuse   (SOC-316)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive overall knowledge of the problem of child abuse including the history of child abuse, neglect, physical and sexual abuse, incest, extra-familial maltreatment, psychological/emotional maltreatment, the emotional impact of maltreatment, reporting and investigation, early intervention, the legal response, and treatment and prevention as well as how it affects the family and the developing child.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Examine the history of child abuse and related interventions.
  • Discuss child abuse issues related to the family.
  • Analyze the impact of child abuse as it relates to the stages of child development.
  • Analyze neglect as it relates to child abuse.
  • Analyze the impact of physical and sexual abuse.
  • Discuss the role of incest in relation to child abuse.
  • Assess the impact of extra-familial maltreatment.
  • Evaluate the factors of psychological/emotional maltreatment.
  • Analyze the emotional impact of maltreatment.
  • Assess reporting and investigation techniques.
  • Analyze the role of early intervention.
  • Discuss the role of the legal response.
  • Compare various aspects of treatment and prevention.

 
Maternal and Child Nutrition   (NUT-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of current research literature on nutrition of the mother, infant, and child at all stages of development. 
Education of the Exceptional Child   (EDU-223)   3.00 s.h.  
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Social and educational problems associated with the handicapped child; concepts related to the education of these children in the classroom. 
Introduction to Child Development and Early Childhood Curriculum   (CDS-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An examination of contemporary curriculum practices that facilitate learning in all areas: affective, psychomotor and cognitive. Emphasis on the teacher as reflective practitioner who employs culturally responsive teaching strategies and demonstrates sensitivity to special needs learners.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss how knowledge of child development theory informs principles of learning and guides "best practice" in curriculum planning.
  • Explain the role of the learning environment in regard to planning developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Discuss how curriculum and teaching strategies are differentiated for a diverse learner population (ELL and Special Education).
  • Describe the process of how children "emerge" into literacy in areas of speaking, listening, and writing.
  • Determine the process of assessment in reference to children's knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Summarize how the content areas (language, creative arts, math, ad science) enhance and support a child's cognitive growth and development.

 
Math and Science For Child   (CDS-271)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course identifies and classifies the major mathematical and science concepts and topics considered in teaching the young child. Emphasis is placed on planning Math and Science activities that encourage thinking, exploring, discovering and problem solving. Each concept is exemplified by hands-on experience.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the cognitive and developmental capabilities of early childhood students in the areas of math and science.
  • Address various philosophical approaches to the teaching of math and science.
  • Indicate instructional activities that support both critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Give examples of hands-on experiences in both the math and science content areas.
  • Discuss the challenges in planning developmentally appropriate math and science lessons/activities.
  • You may address math and science together or as separate content-areas in the narrative paper.

 
Parenting Very Young Children   (CDS-113)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The parenting of Very Young Children (Birth to 6 years Old). A study of parental involvement with children, the amount & quality of parent- child interaction, the psycho-social development of young children, personnel placement in early childhood programs, & school-home communication.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the benefits of a positive behavior plan for both parents and child.
  • Explain the significance of setting developmentally appropriate expectations.
  • Establish the significance of the home-school connection and strong communication ties.
  • Discuss how emergent literacy begins in the home and note how issues such as poverty impacts the onset of emergent literacy skills for the young child.
  • Indicate how the child develops cognitively and emotionally and what happens when a child fails to reach significant growth milestones. Incorporate Piaget's theories.

 
Child Development   (CDS-151)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of development in early childhood(conception through middle childhood) with topics of interest concerning physical development, intellectual and cognitive development, personality and social development, and the interrelationship among development in these areas. 
Administration and Supervision: How to Start a Childcare Facility   (CDS-353)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Administration and Supervision: How to Start a Childcare Facility Introduction to administrative responsibilities, types of programs, staff selection, business operation, insurance and requisitions for Child Care Programs.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the administrative responsibilities of the director of a child-care program.
  • Articulate the many types of child-care programs available and how you would direct a parent/guardian to choose a type for their child.
  • Discuss the principles involved in staff selection and training.
  • Summarize sequence of events leading up to opening a day care facility including the daily operations, insurance, payroll, etc.
  • Indicate how children with special needs will be cared for given the day-care model.

 
Administration and Organization of Child Care   (CDS-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Focus on the role of the early childhood worker as both educator and manager. Topics include educational decision-making, program development, effective team collaboration, facility management, funding sources and procedures, advocacy and health, safety and nutrition issues.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate an overall program philosophy.
  • Discuss selection criteria for space and equipment.
  • Indicate how a mission and program goals are developed.
  • Articulate a plan for staff development.
  • Discuss the role of nutrition and safety.
  • Summarize steps in developing an operational budget.

 
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