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CHD 118: Language Arts for Young Children (3 cr.) — Presents techniques and methods for encouraging the development of language and perceptual skills in young children. Stresses improvement of vocabulary, speech and methods to stimulate discussion. Surveys children’s literature, examines elements of quality storytelling and story reading, and stresses the use of audio-visual materials. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CHD 119: Introduction to Reading Methods (3 cr.) -- Introduces current practices of teaching reading in the elementary school. Familiarizes students with materials currently in use, emphasizes observation of various reading techniques and trends in the classroom. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CHD 119 pre-requisite: ENG 111 eligible added.

CHD 120: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 cr.) — Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 145: Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children (3 cr.) – Provides experiences in developing the content, methods, and materials for directing children in art, music, and movement activities. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CHD 146: Math, Science and Social Studies for Children (3 cr.) – Provides experiences in developing the content, methods, and materials for directing children in math, science, and social studies activities. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CHD 165: Observation and participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings (3 cr.) – Observes and participates in early childhood settings such as child care centers, pre-schools, Montessori schools or public schools in Kindergarten through 3rd grade levels. Students spend one hour each week in a seminar session in addition to 60 clock hours in the field. May be taken again for credit. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

CHD 166: Infant and Toddler Programs (3 cr.) – Examines the fundamentals of infant and toddler development, including planning and implementing programs in group care. Emphasizes meeting physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs: scheduling, preparing age-appropriate activities, health and safety policies, record keeping, and reporting to parents. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 167: CDA Theories and Applications (3cr.) – Supports the CDA candidate in organizing and developing a portfolio for presentation at local assessment team meeting. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 205: Guiding the Behavior of Children (3 cr.) — Explores positive ways to build self-esteem in children and help them develop self-control. Presents practical ideas for encouraging pro-social behavior in children and emphasizes basic skills and techniques in classroom management. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 210: Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.) — Reviews the history of education for exceptional children. Studies the characteristics associated with exceptional children. Explores positive techniques for managing behavior and adapting materials for classroom use. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 215: Models of Early Childhood Programs (3 cr.) — Studies and discusses the various models and theories of early childhood education programs including current trends and issues. Presents state licensing and staff requirements. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 216: Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change (3 cr.) — Explores methods of developing positive, effective relations between staff and parents to enhance the developmental goals of home and school. Reviews current trends and issues in education, describes symptoms of homes in need of support, investigates non-traditional family and cultural patterns, and lists community resources. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 Eligible. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 265: Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings (3 cr.) — Observes and participates in early childhood settings such as child care centers, pre-school, Montessori schools, or public school settings (kindergarten through third grade). Emphasizes planning and implementation of appropriate activities and materials for children. Students will spend one hour each week in a seminar session in addition to 60 clock hours in the field. May be taken again for credit. Co-requisite: ENF 2 or ENG 111 eligible. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

CHD 270: Administration of Childcare Programs (3 cr.) — Examines the skills needed for establishing and managing early childhood programs. Emphasizes professionalism and interpersonal skills, program planning, staff selection and development, creating policies, budgeting, and developing forms for recordkeeping. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHD 298: Seminar and Project (3 cr.) — Examines the skills needed for establishing and managing early childhood programs. Emphasizes professionalism and interpersonal skills, program planning, staff selection and development, creating policies, budgeting, and developing forms for recordkeeping. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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