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Human Development

(2012 - 2013 Catalog)

Courses in the program focus on the development of the child from infancy through school age and explore programs and activities designed to promote children's overall growth and well-being.

 Human Development Certificate Course Guide

 Human Development Certificate Program Guide


COURSE GUIDE

Human Development (HD) Certificates

  • Child Development
  • Child Development: Infant/Toddler
  • Child Development: School-Age Child
  • Early Childhood Assistant Teacher*
  • Early Childhood Associate Teacher*
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Child Development Certificate of Achievement

These certificates of achievement, build within the student a strong theoretical and practical background working with preschool-age children and their families. The program prepares students for immediate employment working as teachers or aides in childcare or other early childhood care-giving environments and provides a foundation of skills for those interested in careers which provide services to children and families.

Complete the following courses: Units
HD 7 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
3
HD 15 Socialization of the Child
3
HD 101 Observation and Assessment of Young Children
3
HD 110 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
3
HD 120 Child Guidance and Discipline
3
HD 131 Creative Development in Young Children
3
HD 145 Language and Literacy Foundations
3
HD 150 Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children
3
HD 160 Advanced Curriculum Planning
3
HD 181 Practicum—Early Childhood Programs
2
CWE 168 Cooperative Work Experience: Human Development
1
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED:
30

 


Infant/Toddler Certificate of Achievement

Complete the following courses: Units
HD 7 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
3
HD 15 Socialization of the Child
3
HD 104 Infant and Toddler Development
3
HD 105 Infant and Toddler Programs
3
HD 120 Child Guidance and Discipline
3
HD 131 Creative Development in Young Children
3
HD 145 Language and Literacy Foundations
3
HD 150 Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children
3
CWE 168 Cooperative Work Experience: Human Development
3
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED:
27

  


School-Age Child Certificate of Achievement

Complete the following courses: Units
HD 7 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
3
HD 15 Socialization of the Child
3
HD 120 Child Guidance and Discipline
3
HD 131 Creative Development in Young Children
3
HD 145 Language and Literacy Foundations
3
HD 150 Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children
3
HD 266 Curriculum Planning for School-Age Children
1
HD 267 Staff Development Topics for School-Age Children
1
HD 268 ​Guidance and Discipline for School-Age Children ​1
HD 269 ​Holiday and Summer Programs for School-Age Children ​1
HD 270 ​Art, Music, and Drama for School-Age Children ​1
HD 271 ​Sports and Fitness for School-Age Children ​1
CWE 168 Cooperative Work Experience: Human Development
3
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED:
27


 Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate of Proficiency*

Completion of the Early Childhood Teacher Assistant certificate enables the student to meet basic Title 22 course requirements for preschool teaching. Title 22 licensing also requires work experience of a minimum of 50 days of 3 hours per day in an Early Childhood setting. This requirement may be met through a 3-unit CWE 168: Human Development course.

Complete the following courses: Units
HD 7 or ​Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence ​3
PSYC 7 ​Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence ​3
HD 15 or ​Socialization of the Child ​3
SOC 15 ​Socialization of the Child ​3
Complete 6 units from the following courses:​ ​
HD 110 ​Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children ​3
HD 115 ​Introduction to Curriculum ​3
HD 120 ​Child Guidance and Discipline ​3
HD 131 ​Creative Development in Young Children ​3
HD 145 ​Language and Literacy Foundations ​3
HD 150 Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children ​3
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED: 12
 

 


Early Childhood Associate Teacher Certificate of Proficiency*

The Early Childhood Associate Teacher Certificate of Proficiency meets the academic requirements of the California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, which enables teachers to work in state or federally funded programs. This permit also requires work experience of a minimum of 50 days of 3 hours per day in an Early Childhood setting. This requirement may be met through a 3-unit CWE 168: Human Development course.
 
Complete the following courses: Units
HD 7 or ​Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence ​3
PSYC 7 ​Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence ​3
HD 15 or ​Socialization of the Child ​3
SOC 15 ​Socialization of the Child ​3
HD 110 ​Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children ​3
HD 115 ​Introduction to Curriculum ​3
HD 120 ​Child Guidance and Discipline ​3
Complete 2 units from the following courses:​ ​
HD 231 Child Maltreatment: Identification and Treatment ​1
HD 232 Children and Divorce ​1
HD 250 Teaching Mathematics in Play-Based Early Childhood Programs 1
HD 251 Teaching Science in Play-Based Early Childhood Programs ​1
HD 252 Teaching Literacy in Play-Based Early Childhood Programs ​1
HD 253 Dealing with Challenging Children ​1
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED: 17
  

PROGRAM GUIDE

Human Development (HD) Certificates

  • Child Development - 30 units
  • Infant/Toddler - 27 units
  • School-Age Child - 27 units
  • Early Childhood Assistant Teacher - 12 units*
  • Early Childhood Associate Teacher - 17 units*
 

Description

Students majoring in child development build a strong theoretical and practical background working with preschool-age children and their families.  The program prepares students for immediate employment working as teachers or aides in childcare or other early childhood care-giving environments and provides a foundation of understanding and skills for those interested in careers providing services to children and families.  Ample employment opportunities exist and salaries are increasing.  Students may also prepare to transfer to four-year schools to pursue advanced degrees in child development with the eventual goal of becoming preschool directors, elementary school teachers, resource specialists, or consultants, or finding employment in related human services fields working with or in behalf of children.
 
Courses in the human development program focus primarily on the development of the child from infancy through school age and explore programs and activities designed to promote children's overall growth and well-being.  Students learn, both in theory and through direct observation, ways of meeting the emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs of the young child.  Courses in the program are relevant for those seeking training for employment in childcare facilities, as well as for parents and potential parents, recreation leaders, and elementary school teachers.
 

Prerequisites/Preparation

Prior to enrolling in Human Development courses, the following are recommended (but not required):
  • Psychology 1 prior to Psychology/Human Development 7
  • Basic computer skills
  • Eligibility for Writing 1
  • Completion of advanced level ESL courses if English is a second language

 

Preparation for Career Related Exams/Certification

Students may use ECE units to meet education requirements for the Child Development Permit which is sometimes required for employment by publicly funded child development programs (see attachment).

Associate of Science Degree

A student may earn an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from IVC if, in addition to certificate requirements, he/she also meets general education requirements posted in the IVC catalog, class schedule, or www.ivc.edu. See a counselor for more information.

 

Four Year Institutions Offering Degrees/Programs in This Field*

  • California State University, Fullerton - Bachelor of Science in Child & Adolescent Development; Minor is also available
  • California State University, Long Beach - Bachelor of Science in Child Development & Family Studies; Minor is also available
  • California State University, Los Angeles - Bachelor of Arts in Child Development with Specializations in: Parenting, Early Childhood Program Administration, Youth Agency Administration, and Child Life/Hospitalized Child; Minor is also available.
  • San Diego State University - Bachelor of Science in Child Development; Minor is also available.

*See counselor or transfer center for specific transfer requirements

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Students may apply for a stipend for some school-related expenses through the Child Development Training Consortium if he/she is currently employed in the field of ECE and working toward a Child Development Permit. In addition, the California Student Aid Commission offers the Child Development Teacher Grant for financial aid eligible students who are pursuing a child development permit at the teacher, site supervisor, or program director level. See the IVC Financial Aid office for details about these sources of aid and additional opportunities.

Work Experience/Internships

Each emphasis requires Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) unit(s). CWE allows students to gain on-the-job experience under an experienced teacher while earning units toward the certificate. If a student wishes to earn more than one certificate, he/she must complete one semester of CWE with the appropriate age group for each certificate earned. A student may earn one unit of credit for every 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer work. Students are responsible for securing employment for CWE or may complete the hours in the campus lab school. In addition, many child development employers recruit students from IVC through our Job Placement Office and the Human Development department.


Career Options

  • Childcare Worker
  • Recreation Leader
  • School-Age Child Care Provider
  • Family/Child Day Care Provider
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Master Teacher
  • Site Supervisor or Program Director

 

Job Description

Childcare Workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable. They care for children's basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten, and many help older children with homework. Childcare center workers work in teams in formal childcare centers, including Head Start and Early Head Start programs. They often work with preschool teachers and teacher assistants to teach children through a structured curriculum. They prepare daily and long-term schedules of activities to stimulate and educate the children in their care. They also monitor and keep records of children's progress.

Assistant Teachers work under a teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction. They help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, they may help students learn research skills by helping them find information for reports. Some teacher assistants work in specific locations in the school. For example, some work in computer laboratories, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Others work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day. Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and other childcare centers. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to give the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.

Preschool Teachers educate and care for children, usually ages 3 to 5, who have not yet entered kindergarten. They explain reading, writing, science, and other subjects in a way that young children can understand. Preschool teachers use play to teach children about the world. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children's social skills by having them work together to build a a neighborhood in a sandbox or teach science and math by having children count when building with blocks. Preschool teachers work with children from different ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Teachers may include multicultural topics in their lessons to teach children about people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them the basics of subjects such as math and reading. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers act as facilitators or coaches to help students learn and apply important concepts. Many teachers use a hands-on approach, including props, to help students understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills. For example, they may show students how to do a science experiment and then have the students do the experiment. They may have students work together to learn how to collaborate to solve problems. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers generally teach kindergarten through fourth or fifth grade. However, in some schools elementary school teachers may teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. Kindergarten and elementary school teachers most often teach students many subjects, such as reading, science, and social studies, which students learn throughout the day.

Occupational Outlook for Orange County, CA

Employment of childcare workers is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Parents will continue to need assistance during working hours to care for their children. Because the number of children requiring childcare is expected to grow, demand for childcare workers is expected to grow as well.

Employment of teacher assistants is expected to grow by 15 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from increases in student enrollment, continued demand for special education services, and increases in childcare and preschool enrollment.

Employment of preschool teachers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than then average for all occupations. Workers who have postsecondary education, particularly those with bachelor's degree, should have better job prospects than those with less education. In addition, workers with the Child Development Associate (CDA) or Child Care Professional (CCP) credential should have better prospects than those without these certifications.

Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of both declines in student-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region. From 2010 to 2020, the student-teacher ratio is expected to decline. This ratio is the number of students for each teacher in the school. A decline in the ratio means that each teacher is responsible for fewer students, and, consequently, more teachers are needed to teach the same numbers of students.

Salary Range/Median for Orange County, CA

Occupation Hourly Annually
​Childcare Workers ​$12.88 ​$26,807
​Teacher Assistants ​$15.72 ​$32,691
​Preschool Teachers ​$16.61 ​$34,547
​Kindergarten Teachers ​$30.15 ​$62,718

 

(Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2012: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides) Wages do not reflect self-employment. 

 

Job Related Skills Emphasized in Coursework

An understanding of child growth and development, observation and documentation, development and use of curriculum, guidance and classroom management, communication skills, and relations with staff and families of diverse backgrounds.

Personal Traits Desired for This Field

  • Alert
  • Enthusiastic & energetic
  • Enjoy working with children and parents of diverse backgrounds
  • Possess patience, emotional stability, good health, and physical stamina
  • Can tolerate noise and confusion and remain levelheaded
  • Are concerned about the welfare of children
  • Can work independently and under close supervision

 

Professional Organizations/Websites/Publications in Field:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):* www.naeyc.org
  • California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC):* www.caeyc.org
  • Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children (OCAEYC):*  www.ocaeyc.org
  • Child Development Training Consortium: www.childdevelopment.org
  • Information on opening a Child Care business
      - City of Irvine Child Care Coordination Office: http://www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs/childcare/opening_business.asp
      - California Community Care Licensing: http://www.ccld.ca.gov

*Membership in these organizations includes a subscription to Young Children, the journal of NAEYC.


IVC Contacts

HD Child Development Program Questions:

Professor Mary McDonough,  Department Chair
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
949/451-5374
 
Professor Donna King
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
949/451-5617
 
More Information:
 
Claudia Horak, Senior Administrative Assistant
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
949/451-5232
 
Anna Minniece, Student Services Specialist
Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
949/282-2725
 
Kate AlderCTE Grant Projects Director & IVC Contact for WIB/One-Stop Centers
Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
949/451-5603
 
This IVC Technical Education Program Guide was made possible by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, awarded to Irvine Valley College by the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges.
 


Basic California State Title 22 Requirements

 
Irvine Valley College's Human Development courses are applicable in meeting the Basic California State Title 22 requirement for teachers which mandates completion of:
 
  • Required 6 units: HD 7 and HD 15
  • Plus 6 additional units from the following courses: HD 110, 120, 131, 145, or 150
  • Plus Work Experience: CWE 168 meets the work experience requirement - 50 days of 3 or more hours per day completed in one semester at a licensed facility

 

Child Development Permit Requirements

IVC's Human Development courses may also be used to meet Child Development Permit requirements.  The Permit authorizes work in funded programs in which CWE can be used to meet work experience requirements.  The levels and requirements of the Permit are as follows:

  • Assistant: 6 units
  • Associate Teacher: 12 units plus work experience of 50 days of 3 or more hours per day
  • Teacher: 24 units including 16 general education units and work experience of 175 day or 3 or more hours per day
  • Master Teacher: 24 units including 16 general education units, 6 specialization units, 2 adult supervision units, and work experience of 350 day of 3 or more hours per day
  • Site Supervisor: AA or 60 units including 24 ECE/HD units, 16 general education units, 6 administration units, and 2 adult supervision units
  • Program Director: Requires BA or higher and site supervisor coursework

For additional information about all permits, log on to www.childdevelopment.org.

 

Permit Matrix 9-09 CL

Child Development Permit Matrix - with Alternative Qualification Options Indicated

Permit Title Education Requirement (Option 1 for all permits) Experience Requirement (Applies to Option 1 Only)

Alternative Qualifications (with option numbers indicated)

Authorization Five Year Renewal
Assistant (Optional) Option 1: 6 units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) None Option 2: Accredited HERO program (including ROP) Authorizes the holder to care for and assist in the development and instruction of children in a child care and development program under the supervision of an Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor or Program Director​ 105 hours of professional growth*****​
Associate Teacher Option 1: 12 units ECE/CD including core courses** ​50 days or 3+ hours per day within 2 years Option 2: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential ​Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise an Assistant and an aide. ​Must complete 15 additional units toward a Teacher Permit.  Must meet Teacher requirements within 10 years.
Teacher Option 1:  24 units ECE/CD including core courses** plus 16 General Education (GE) units* ​175 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years Option 2: AA or higher in ECE/CD or related field with 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting ​Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise an Associate Teacher, Assistant and an aide ​105 hours of professional growth*****
Master Teacher Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses** plus 16 GE units* plus 6 specialization units plus 2 adult supervision units ​350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years Option 2: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise a Teacher, Associate Teacher, Assistant and an aide.  The permit also authorizes the holder to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development.​ ​105 hours of professional growth*****
Site Supervisor

Option 1: AA (or 60 units) which includes:

24 ECE/CD units with core courses**

plus 6 administration units plus 2 adult supervision units

350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days of supervising adults​

Option 2: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting;

or

Option 3: Admin credential*** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting

or

Option 4: Teaching credential**** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting

​Authorizes the holder to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development ​105 hours of professional growth*****
Program Director

Option 1: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) including:

24 ECE/CD units with core courses**

plus 6 administration units plus 2 adult supervision units

​Site supervisor status and one program year of Site Supervisor experience

Option 2: Admin credential*** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting;

or

Option 3: Teaching credential**** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting, plus 6 units administration;

or

Option 4: Master's Degree in ECE/CD or Child/Human Development

​Authorizes the holder to supervise a child care and development program operating in a single site or multiple sites; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as coordinator of curriculum and staff development ​105 hours of professional growth*****
 

NOTE:  All unit requirements listed above are semester units.  All course work must be completed with a grade of "C" or better from a regionally accredited college.  Spanish translation is available.

*One course in each of four general education categories, which are degree applicable: English/Language Arts; Math or Science; Social Sciences; Humanities and/or Fine Arts.

**Core courses include child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child and family relations; and programs/curriculum.  You must have a minimum of three semester units or four quarter units in each of the core areas.

***Holders of the Administrative Services Credential may serve as a Site Supervisor or Program Director.

****A valid Multiple Subject or a Single Subject in Home Economics.

*****Professional growth hours must be completed under the guidance of a Professional Growth Advisor.  Call (209) 572-6085 for assistance in location an advisor. 9/09 ​

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