Child Development, A.S.

The Child Development program is designed for students who are interested in working with young children as preschool teachers, daycare providers, and/or other child development careers. The Child Development program provides students with a background of knowledge and skills in child growth and development.

All required courses for this major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

This program meets the course requirements for the Child Development A.S. Degree. This program also meets course requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits. See your instructor or visit the website: for information regarding work experience requirements for Permits.

A minimum of twenty-seven (27) units is required for the program.


Course Title Units
CHD 101 Child Growth and Development 3
CHD 102 Child, Family, and the Community 3
CHD103 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHD 104 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHD 105 Observation and Assessment 3
CHD 106 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CHD 107 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CHD 108 Practicum – Field Experience 3

Electives (Choose a minimum of 3 units from the list below)

Course Title Units
CHD 130 Art for Early Childhood 3
CHD 131 Music for Early Childhood 3
CHD 135 Literature for Early Childhood 3
CHD 145 Child Abuse & Neglect 3
CHD 205 Adult Supervision 2
CHD 215 Supervision & Administration I 3
CHD 216 Supervision & Administration IIs 3

Total Required Units: 27

In addition to the Core Courses required for the A.S. Degree in Child Development, students will also be required to meet the Associate Degree Requirements and the General Education Requirements (Option A) listed in this catalog.