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Child Development (AA) Child Development Total Units: 25
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Term Effective: Spring 2004


This major will prepare students for careers in Child Care and Preschool Education. It parallels the academic requirements of the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
1. Integrate an understanding of the potential, the characteristics, and the multiple influences on the development of children into the delivery of high quality care and education programs;
2. design, implement and evaluate play based environments and activities that support developmentally appropriate learning outcome for all young children;
3. apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self-esteem;
4. develop strategies that promote relationships between programs, teachers, families and their communities; and
5. demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that reflect understanding, knowledge and a commitment to the field of early childhood education and care.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Child Development (AA) program are:

  • Complete 25 units from
    • Child Development Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Child Development Major Requirements - complete 24.00 units
CHLD 51Introduction to Early Childhood Education3.00
CHLD 90.4Introduction to Curriculum3.00
CHLD 60Early Childhood Methods I3.00
CHLD 60.2Intermediate Early Childhood Practicum3.00-5.00
CHLD 68Issues in Diversity3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CHLD 10Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
CHLD 110.1Developmental Trends in Infancy and Toddlerhood1.50
CHLD 110.2Developmental Trends in the Child Age 3-5 Yrs1.50
CHLD 110.3School Age Child Development3.00
CHLD 110.4Developmental Trends in Adolescents1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CHLD 90.1Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
CHLD 190.1Home, School & Community Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Any CHLD course 1-299
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 50Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Spring 2004

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Child Development - effective Fall 2002

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major. A grade of "C" or better is required for all major classes.

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