CURRICULUM GUIDE

Child Development
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0108  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This degree program prepares individuals to work in child care as a teacher,
teacher assistant, or program director. The curriculum is aligned with the
standards issued by the National Association for the Education of Young
Children and the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA). Students learn to
plan and implement high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for all
ages of children, infants through school-age, in both centers and family child
care homes.  Graduates of the associate degree program meet the educational
requirements for child care center program directors as specified by the State
of Michigan  Child Day Care Center Licensing Regulations.  The program
involves several semesters of daytime field work in child care settings.  Not
all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to
transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Health and Human Service Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1750, telephone number (517) 483-1410.  

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 45 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHDV 101    Child Growth/Devel: 0-5 Years                                    4
CHDV 111    Child Guidance/Communication (See Note 1)                        4
CHDV 112    Family Relationship/Child Care                                   2
CHDV 113    Health/Safety Issue:Child Care                                   2
CHDV 188    Caring/Children/Special Needs                                    2
CHDV 220    Preschool Curric/Learning Env (See Note 1)                       4
CHDV 221    Infant-Toddler Program Dev                                       4
CHDV 222    School-Age Child Care Prog Dev                                   2
CHDV 284    Child Development Practicum (See Note 2)                         5
ISCI 121    Integrated Sci for Education I                                   4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 122    Composition II                                                   4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 23-24 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           6-7 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 3)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 4)                             3-4
            Science Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Science (See Note 5)                                     4 Credits

CHOICE 3:   Humanities (See Note 5)                                  8 Credits

CHOICE 4:   Administration                                           2 Credits
CHDV 131    Family Child Care Management                                     2
CHDV 230    Early Childhood Center Admin                                     2

CHOICE 5:   Professional Related Courses (See Note 6)                3 Credits
EMSB 107    First Aid/CPR Sem/Daycre Prov                                   .5
HUSE 100    Introduction to Human Services                                   3
HUSE 101    Personal Dimensions/Human Serv                                   2
HUSE 110    Intro/Child Abuse and Neglect                                    3
HUSE 112    Understanding/Substance Abuse                                    3
HUSE 120    Introduction/Family Violence                                     2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   68

1.    CHDV 111 and CHDV 220 must be completed with a minimum 2.5 grade or
      better. All other required CHDV courses must be completed with a minimum
      2.0 grade or better.    
2.    CHDV 284 requires departmental approval. Applications must be submitted
      one semester in advance to be admitted to CHDV 284. Applications for
      departmental approval are available in the Health and Human Service
      Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1750.
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
4.    MATH 118 or MATH 119 are recommended but do not transfer.  Students
      planning to transfer should choose MATH 112.
5.    See the MACRAO Transfer Agreement in the "Transfer Information" section 
      for appropriate science and humanities courses.  BIOL 145 or ISCI 122
      are strongly recommended as the science requirement.  ENGL 208 is
      strongly recommended as a humanities choice.
6.    Students may also choose from CHDV-prefix courses not already used to
      meet degree requirements.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CHDV 101          CHDV 113          CHDV 112          CHDV 188
CHDV 111          CHDV 220          CHDV 221          CHDV 284
WRIT 121          CHDV 222          ISCI 121          Lim.Ch.3
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          SOCL 120          Lim.Ch.4

WRIT 122