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Early Childhood Education
 

 

PCPP Planned Coursework/Paradise Valley Community College

Child Development Associate Competency Goals
Early Childhood Education Coursework And Credits
Revised November 2008
1. Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. CFS 123 Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Settings (1)
CFS 125 Safety in Early Childhood Settings (1)
ECH 271 Arranging the Environment (1)

And any of the following:
CFS102 Emergency Care (1)
ECH 236 Learning Materials (1)
ECH 280 Food Experiences (1)
2. Advancing physical and intellectual development. ECH 272 Science for the Young Child (1)
ECH 273 Math for the Young Child (1)
ECH 275 Literacy Development (1)
ECH 281 Music and Movement (1)

And any of the following:
CFS 160 Using Music, Speech and Movement with Literature (1)
ECH 277 Language and Literacy for the Bilingual Child (1)
ECH 274 Books and Verse for the Young Child (1)
EDU 291 Children's Literature (3)
3. Supporting social and emotional development and to provide guidance. ECH 282 Discipline/Guidance of Child Groups (1)
CFS101AH Art Activities for the Young Child (1)
EDU 230 Cultural Diversity In Education (3)
CFS 282 Mainstreaming/Child with a Disability (1)

And any of the following:
CFS185 Developing IEPs for Children with Disabilities (1)
EDU 222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3)
4. Establishing productive relationships with families. CFS 177 Parent-Child Interaction (3)
CFS 285AA Family-School Interaction: Preschool (1)

And any of the following:
CFS 109 Parent Child Communication (1)
CFS 110 Family Communication Process (1)
CFS 157 Marriage and Family (3)
5. Ensuring a well-run purposeful program responsive to participant needs. ECH 279 Early Childhood Curriculum Development (1)
ECH 214 Preschool Education (3)

And any of the following:
ECH 218 Communication in Early Childhood Settings (1)
ECH 288 Community Resource and Referral (1)
EDU 221 Introduction to Education (3)
CFS 192 Staff Development (1)
CFS 193 Financial Management (1)
CFS 194 AA Early Childhood Program Management: Staffing and Managing (1)
CFS 194 AB Early Childhood Program Management: Human Relations (1)
CFS 194 AC Early Childhood Program Management:Organizational Structure (1)
CFS195 Early Childhood Personnel Supervision (1)
6. Maintaining a commitment to professionalism. ECH 287 Professional Development in ECE (1)
ECH 269 Child Care Seminar (1)
ECH 284 AB Early Childhood Teaching Internship (3)

And any of the following:
CFS140 Special Topics in Child/Family Studies (.5)
CFS 196 Ethics (1)
CFS 197 Leadership in Early Childhood Education (1)
CFS 290AA Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting (1)
ECH 120 Contemporary Issues in ECE (1)
ECH284AA Early Childhood Teaching Internship (2)
ECH298 AA, AB, or AC Special Projects (1, 2, or 3)
7. Observing and recording children's behavior. ECH 270 Observing Young Children (1)
8. Principles of child growth and development CFS/ECH 176 Child Development (3)
And any of the following:
CFS 235 Developing Child: Theory-Practice, Prenatal - 8
ECH 181 Enhancing Infant Development (1)
ECH182 Enhancing Toddler Development (1)