Child Growth and Development

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Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s):Penn Valley

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Copeland 816.604.4208

Course Descriptions

CDCG 101 - Fundamentals of Early Care and Education - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30. This introductory course focuses on an overview of the field of early childhood care and education. The wide variety of types of early childhood program is explored, as are the characteristics and needs of young children. The preparation of environment and curriculum are examined, as are instructional and guidance techniques. Strategies for observation, documentation, and assessment are discussed. Teacher certification, ethics, and communication skills are detailed. This course covers the eight (8) subject areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 110 - Child Health, Safety and Nutrition - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30. The Child Health, Safety and Nutrition course covers basic factors that affect children's health, safety and nutrition. Subject matter includes feeding habits, nutritional needs, health routines, hygiene, growth patterns, childhood diseases, first aid, CPR, safety and implications for children.The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 113 - Child Growth and Development I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 101 & ENGL 30. This course explores knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs; the multiple influences on development and learning, and how to use this developmental knowledge to create health, respectful, supportive and challenging learning environments. The principles of child development are emphasized including language acquisition, creative expression, physical, cognitive and social/emotional development. The course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 117 - Fundamentals of Afterschool I - 3.00 credits

Fundamentals of Afterschool I covers the developmental needs and characteristics of the school-age child 5-12 years in non-school settings as addressed in Competency Goals I and II, Functional Areas Safe, Healthy, Program Environment, Physical, Cognitive, Communication and Creative of the Missouri Youth Development Credential. The Standards of the National AfterSchool Association are followed in this course.

CDCG 127 - Fundamentals of Afterschool II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CDCG 117. The Fundamentals of Afterschool II covers the developmental needs and characteristics of the school-age child 5-12 years in non-school settings as addressed in Functional Areas Self, Social, Guidance, Families, Program Management, and Professionalism of the Missouri Youth Development Credential. The Standards of the National AfterSchool Association are followed in this course.

CDCG 128 - Curriculum in Early Childhood Education - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CDCG 113. This course will examine developmentally appropriate practices and the teacher's role in curriculum and instruction for young children. The purpose and characteristics of curriculum models past and present will be examined. Curriculum adaptation to accommodate diverse learners will be examined. Play as an overriding component of early childhood curriculum will be stressed. Development of activity plans, lesson plans based on developmentally appropriate practice for children at varying ages and stages will be required. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 132 - Learning Environments I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30 or appropriate placement test score. The Learning Environments I course prepares students to understand and implement developmentally appropriate creative art experiences with children. In addition, the course teaches strategies to plan, develop, evaluate and integrate other subject matter such as math, science, language, literacy, and social studies into the curriculum. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 137 - Behavior Management in Afterschool Programs - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CDCG 127. This course teaches a comprehensive social and emotional intelligence classroom management program empowering adults, children, and youth. The Standards of the National AfterSchool Association are followed in this course. The course meets requirements of the Missouri Youth Development Credential.

CDCG 147 - Enhancing Academics through Afterschool Programs - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: CDCG 127. This course prepares adults to support the learning of children and youth during out-of-school time. Adults can provide activities that allow students to process and use what they are learning during the school day in out-of-school time. This course explores grade level expectations, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and other teaching strategies appropriate for out-of-school time. The Standards of the National AfterSchool Association are followed in this course. The course meets requirements of the Missouri Youth Development Credential.

CDCG 149 - Child Development Internship I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 113 & ENGL 101. This course will engage students in a practical understanding of an early care and education environment and a practical understanding of methods of observing children. Students will actively interact with children in these settings. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 201 - Language Development - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 113, CDCG 132 & ENGL 101. This course is an in-depth study of the basic use of tools and materials that stimulate imagination, reasoning, concept formation and communications through language development. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 213 - Child Growth Development II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 149 or concurrent enrollment. This course provides an in-depth study of physical, social-emotional, language, and cognitive development of children, including those with different types of special needs and those who represent different cultures. The importance of the roles of the caregiver, the environment and the family will also be explored as it relates to the development of the child. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 217 - Literature for Children - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30 or appropriate placement test score. This course is a survey and history of literature appropriate for young children (birth through age 8). Criteria for selection and evaluation of children's literature are included. Techniques for integrating children¿s literature into the curriculum are emphasized. Reading and telling stories for various developmental stages are stressed. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 220 - Child Care Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 110, CDCG 113, CDCG 132. This course is a survey of early-care and education programs. Students will study planning, developing and operating and earl-care and education center. Licensing, curriculum, and parent involvement will be included. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 236 - Learning Environments II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 213. Students will gain knowledge of how to adapt early care and education curriculum and environments to meet the needs of all children, including those with special needs.This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards.

CDCG 255 - Child Development Internship II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 236 or concurrent enrollment. A supervised internship providing opportunities to gain teaching experience in early care and education settings. The course requires the planning of activities and designing of lessons for various educational levels and needs. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 260 - Education of the Exceptional Child - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CDCG 149. An introduction to the education of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-agers with special needs and the interaction with their families. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 262 - Families, Early Care, and Communities - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 30 or appropriate placement test score. This course will prepare students to develop opportunities for partnership among families, schools, and communities. The course provides an in-depth study of the principles of parenting and family relationships as well as the skills necessary to work with the family unit. The importance of the teacher¿s role in the school and community as applied to working with families of young children and the community is emphasized. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 270 - Portfolio Design - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Student must be in the final semester of their Associates degree in Applied Science (AAS). This Portfolio Design course documents a student's competency in early care and education and will include a variety of artifacts from various courses taken throughout the Associates of Applied Science Program. This course prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. This course follows the guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies for Early Child Care and Education Professionals and the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards.

CDCG 271A - Special Topics in Child Growth and Development - 1.00 credits

Guided readings and discussion in Child Growth and Development. Topics and materials will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities adn writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into more detail and reserach beyond them aterial covered in the Child Growth and Develoment courses. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies (K&MCC) for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Educationof Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 271B - Special Topics in Child Growth and Development - 2.00 credits

Guided readings and discussion in Child Growth and Development. Topics and materials will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities adn writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into more detail and reserach beyond them aterial covered in the Child Growth and Develoment courses. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies (K&MCC) for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Educationof Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 271C - Special Topics in Child Growth and Development - 3.00 credits

Guided readings and discussion in Child Growth and Development. Topics and materials will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities adn writing assignments to be determined by instructor. This course is intended to go into more detail and reserach beyond them aterial covered in the Child Growth and Develoment courses. The guidelines of Kansas and Missouri Core Competencies (K&MCC) for Early Care and Education Professionals and the National Association for the Educationof Young Children (NAEYC) standards are followed in this course.

CDCG 272 - Special Problems in Child Growth and Development - 2.00 credits

Independent study in child growth and development under the supervision of a faculty member.

CDCG 273 - Special Problems in Child Growth and Development - 3.00 credits

Independent study in child growth and development under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

Last Modified: 8/25/14