Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Essentials of Child Development Associate Credential (CDA): Child Development

 Title Abbreviation:   CDA: CHILD DEVELOPMENT

 Department:    ECED

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Continuation of ECED 203. Examines positive ways to support children's social and emotional development and intellectual competence. Topics include communication, creativity, self-esteem, social and cognitive development. Explores typical and atypical development patterns for young children.


Prerequisite: ECED 203 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify how to support language and cognitive development in young children.
  2. Identify how to maintain a healthy social/emotional learning environment for young children.
  3. Demonstrate how to communicate effectively with young children.
  4. Plan for creative learning experiences for young children.
  5. Develop activities promoting positive self-concept in children.
  6. Identify risk factors and how they associate with developmental delays or disabilities in young children.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Cognitive development.
  2. Communication methods.
  3. Supporting creativity.
  4. Promoting positive self-esteem.
  5. Social-emotional development.
  6. Developmental delays and disabilities.