May 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog
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CDEV 114 - Observing and Assessing Young Children


3 units
3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: CDEV 103  with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1  or eligibility for ENGL 1A  or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will examine the appropriate use of assessment and observational strategies for young children and document development, growth, play, and learning in order to work with families and professionals in promoting children’s success and maintaining quality programs. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment methods will be explored. Students will analyze, through observation and research, common behavioral issues and the possible underlying influences on behavior. The role of the teacher in promoting an environment which fosters appropriate behavior will be examined. Students will be required to conduct observations in local school programs.



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