The Associate in Arts in Child Development - Emphasis in School Age Care and Recreation is designed to prepare instructional and classroom master teachers to serve as paraprofessional members of the teaching team and/or teachers in school-age child care. Students are offered knowledge about the development of the school age child and the role of the adult in helping to integrate skills and aid classroom learning.
In addition to the Child Development coursework, students must also complete the general education requirements and complete work experience with young children (175 days of 3 hours per day within 4 years).See Child Development faculty members for assistance.
This degree prepares students for transfer to a 4-year university to obtain a bachelors degree. Students who earn this degree should apply for the Certificate of Achievement in School Age Care and Recreation and the California Teacher’s Permit (see Child Development faculty members for assistance).
- Students will demonstrate a knowledge base of the development of school aged children.
Students will apply the knowledge base of theory to practice through thoughtful reflections on classroom observations. 3.Students will understand and be conversant about the main philosophical and sociological ideas and trends that have influenced education as well as be able to analyze their application and importance for teaching today.
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
Child Development 107
Child Growth and Development (DS1)
|Child Development 108||Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development (DS3)||3||Fall, Spring|
Child Development 110
Child, Family and Community (DS2)
Child Development 111A
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (DS3)
Child Development 111B
Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (DS3)
(formerly Education 113)
Tutoring Reading in Elementary Schools
Child Development 120A
Development of the School-Age Child (DS5)
Child Development 120B
School-Age Child Care and Recreation
Child Development 205
Introduction to Children with Special Needs
Child Development 221
Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society
Child Development 298A
Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
Child Development 299
Cooperative Work Experience Education