Child Development Classes




Please note: While these classes are listed in the college catalog, not all classes are offered each and every semester. Please consult the CASC college schedule to see which classes are offered in the current semester.

CD 1103

Teacher, Community, and Family Relations

This course is designed to enable students to develop the skills and techniques for working with parents and community in relation to the child care setting. Includes methods for communication, parent involvement, and family relations and parent education.

CD 1223

Behavior, Guidance, Readiness, and Observation

This course is a study of observing and recording common behavior in children during their early years. Students will learn to keep records and assessments and will focus on understanding their development and behavior through different guidance techniques.

CD 2113 Child Growth and Development

This course introduces students to the developmental stages of preschool children’s growth & their relationship to the world they live in. The curriculum incorporates the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children.

CD 2133 Language, Physical, and Intellectual Skills

This course examines teaching techniques appropriate in literature and motor skills for preschool children with emphasis on selected activities that will enhance learning skills for the preschool age child.

CD 2223 Program Planning and Administration

This course is designed to teach students how to develop, plan, and administer a childcare program. Emphasis will include evaluating lesson plans using short- and long- range goals of the child care program. Students will also learn the philosophy of different programs in the field of a child.

CD 1121 Childcare Services: Individual Practices This course is designed to produce within the individual an awareness of the importance of personal development, competence and confidence in the field of early childhood development.
CD 1131 Childcare Services: Organizational Practices This course is aimed at producing an early childhood professional who recognizes the significance of responsive interactions with colleagues and children on sight and team development in meeting the needs of the clientele.
CD 1141 Childcare Services: Community Practices This course will focus on developing the student's knowledge of constructive interpersonal relations with parents and the community at large. In addition, this course will further the student's understanding of the organization's role and its position within the larger community.
CD 1151 CDA Assessment System This course is designed to present informative information on process and procedures in obtaining the Child Development Associate Credential. A program outline using the CDA Competency Standards book will be the guideline for the teaching objectives.
CD 2011 Child Development Capstone This required one-hour course for the majors is designed in their graduating semester. A course outline and syllabus will be provided for each student. This course may include the following: A comprehensive exam, a summary essay, and/or an exit interview that would include an oral exam based on the objectives and content of the required courses within the major. Pre-requisite: Student must be sophomore status or have instructor's approval.
CD 2051 Current Topics in Child Development This course covers current topics dealing with innovative and informative approaches in the child care field and may be repeated with a different topic.
CD 2103 Children with Special Needs This course enables students to understand the physical and psychological needs of developmentally challenged children and to implement a learning environment to help meet their needs through selected activities.
CD 2053 Child Development Management and Budgeting This course is designed for the Child Care Center or Home owner who does their own paperwork. The information provided in the course shows the owner how to set up a budget using Excel and how to allocate resources for each category. Sample files are provided to show the actual procedure.
CD 2123 Health Care, Safety and Nutrition This course enables students to develop skills needed to teach health, safety, and the required nutritional needs of the pre-school child. This course includes health and safety practices, as well as evaluation of nutritional learning.
CD 2143 Science, Math and Social Diversity This courses teaches learning experiences in math, science, and social sciences using real world situations incorporating hands-on learning methods suitable for a preschool child's mental health.
CD 2150 Internship: Supervised Work Experience for Study This course is designed for on-the-job training in positions which can provide additional knowledge in the students' major area of emphasis.
CD 2213 Play, Art and Music Experiences This course introduces students to various ideas and techniques that would enhance a preschool child's expression, fostering the individual needs of each child through play, art, and music.
CD 2253 Infants and Toddlers Program This course is a study of infant and toddler care.  Emphasis is on brain development and its implications for caring for infants and toddlers.  Planning and teaching strategies as they relate to child development, curriculum and environment are included in the course.  This course will also provide opportunity to use the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines to support their work with infants and toddlers.  The purpose of the Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) for Infants and Toddlers was created to serve as a foundation to connect what is taught with what is appropriate for very young children.