The primary objective of the Child & Family Services program is to provide students who are interested in a career working with children and/or the family sector with the appropriate academic background and practical experience needed to successfully gain employment in a variety of job opportunities associated with this specific background. Employment opportunities include the following: parent advocate, parental model trainer, subsidy specialist, child care specialist, and family aide specialist. In addition, the program was designed and created to be a transferable option to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences with a focus in family service. Contact an academic advisor regarding transferability options. ECE 120 and 125 must be taken the same semester.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
This course focuses on an overview of early childhood care and education that includes basic values, professional disposition, program operation, historical influences, assessment, and structure. Includes 20 hours of practicum.
This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.
An issue oriented course. Among the issues covered are how sociologists view social problems, the changing family, poverty, race and ethnic relations, aging, crime and criminal justice, human sexual behavior, problems of physical and mental illness, urban problems, and other areas based upon student interests.
This course focuses on the health, safety, and nutritional needs of children in group settings as well as the personal health of the individual. Emphasis is placed on preventive health through education and the development of healthy habits.
An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.
This course provides students an understanding of the value of and practical experience in preparing creative activities and experiences for children. The student is given many opportunities to explore, develop, and appreciate various types of creative media for preschool children.
This courses emphasizes the characteristics of high quality infant/toddler caregivers, curriculum, indoor/outdoor space and play equipment/toys vital for developmental learning. Course requirements include 20 hours of hands-on practicum in a community setting.
A comprehensive overview of vocabulary and theories involving the elements and principles of design used in creating visual art with a studio experience geared to students pursuing a child care or elementary education degree.
Study of theories and research methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.
This course focuses on state rules and regulations for operating a licensed child care facility. Room layout of an efficient facility, arrangement of outside playground areas, and the selection of furniture and equipment will also be discussed.
Supervised practicum designed for Early Childhood and Child & Family Services and Paraprofessional Education majors to provide on-the-job experience. Practicum will include application of: program and classroom management skills, managing daily routines, curriculum development, agency policies and regulations, and enhancement of family involvement.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester