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Courses - CDFS Lower Division

111. Preschool Child (3)

Behavior and development in early childhood, with emphasis on the interaction of parents, children and teachers.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

211. Guiding Young Children (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in PSY 100 or SOC 100 or CDFS 111.
Processes, techniques, models, research, and selected issues in child guidance as applied to 3-5 year-old children in family and community settings. Development of a personal approach to guidance based on current scientific research and theory concerning child development.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

214. Environments for Preschool Children (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111; or consent of instructor.
Introduction to preschool care-giving practices. Growth and development of preschool children relating to the classroom environment. Application of theories, models, and research to current preschool classroom practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

215. Environments for Infants and Toddlers (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CDFS 111; or consent of instructor.
Introduction to infant and toddler care-giving practices. Growth and development of children from birth through three years of age relating to the classroom environment. Application of theories, models, and research to current infant and toddler classroom practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

219. Stress, Coping and Resiliency for the Professional Educator (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
Identification of stressors which diminish the effectiveness of the learning environment for at-risk school children. Use Family Resiliency Model to examine critical family dynamics. Practical stress management for future teachers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

290. Directed Studies (1-3)

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Exploration and experience in areas which are not a part of any regular course.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. (Seminar)


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