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The Child and Adult Development and Educational Studies Department at Long Beach City College is committed to enhancing the quality of life for students, children, and families throughout the lifespan.  Embracing the diversity each student brings, the Department strives to empower individual learners through personal and professional growth.  This department provides general and vocational education at the lower division level.

Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Early Childhood Education 

Plan Code: 5501B/5501C

The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year degree program in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. A four-year degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education is suitable preparation for application to multiple subject (elementary education) teaching credential programs. An AST degree in Early Childhood Education fulfills the state education requirement for a fully qualified teacher in a public or private early childhood setting Students who complete this degree will receive priority admission with junior status into the CSU system.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children. 
  • Demonstrate responsive care and teaching practices for young children through the integration of assessment, theory, and practice. 
  • Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies to support children’s social learning, peer relations, and self-confidence. 
  • Incorporate ethical and professional standards engaging in collaborative learning and reflective practices. 
  • Transfer from LBCC to a University. 

Required Courses

  • CDCE 19 - Health, Safety & Nutrition DS7 (3)
  • CDCE 45 - Child & Adolescent Development DS1 (3)
  • CDCE 48 - Child, Family & Community DS2 (3)
  • CDCE 50 - Principles & Practices DS3 (3)
  • CDCE 53 - Intro to Curriculum for Young Children (3)
  • CDCE 68 – Practicum D3 (3)

Associate in Arts (AA), Early Childhood Education

Plan Code: 1302

This field of concentration is designed for students preparing to work with infants, toddlers, pre-school or school-age children in a group setting as an assistant, teacher, master teacher, site supervisor, or center director. An A.A. degree in Child Development fulfills the state education requirement for a fully qualified teacher in a public or private early childhood setting.  

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
  • Demonstrate responsive care and teaching practices for young children through the integration of assessment, theory, and practice.
  • Critically assess the components of linguistically and culturally relevant, inclusive, age-appropriate, anti-bias approaches in promoting optimum learning and development.
  • Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies to support children’s social learning, peer relations, and self-confidence.
  • Incorporate ethical and professional standards engaging in collaborative learning and reflective practices.

Required Courses

Complete courses in Level 1 – 4 and choose one (1) area of focused study.

Level 1
  • CDCE 1 - The Developing Professional (1)
  • CDLL 52 - Fieldwork/Preschool Techniques (3)
  • CDECE 45 - Child & Adolescent Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 47 - Human Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 48 - Child, Family & Community DS2 (3)
Students must select either CDCE 45 or CDCE 48 to complete Level 1.
Level 2
  • CDECE 19 -  The Developing Professional (3)
  • CDECE 50 - Fieldwork/Preschool Techniques (3)
  • CDECE 53 - Child & Adolescent Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 61 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Level 3
  • CDECE 66 - Observation & Assessment (3)
Level 4
  • CDECE 68 - Practicum D3 (3)
Child Behavior
  • CDECE 59 – Guiding Young Children DS3 (3)
  • CDECE 259 – Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood (3)
Curriculum
  • CDECE 54 – Art & Creative Development in Early Childhood D3 (3)
  • CDECE 55 – Music & Movement in Early Education (3)
  • CDECE 57 – Science & Math in Early Childhood (3)
Family Child Care
  • CDFDC 212A – Family Child Care Management A (3)
  • CDFDC 212B – Family Child Care Management B (3)
Working With Parents
  • CDF 210A – Skills Strat for Family Workers Pt. I (3)
  • CDF 210B – Skills Strat for Family Workers Pt. II (3)
Infant/Toddler
  • CDECE 40 – Infant Development & Educaring D4 (3)
  • CDECE 41 – Toddler Development & Educaring D4 (3)
Early Literacy
  • CDECE 34 – Children’s Literature DS3 (3)
  • CDECE 58 – Language & Literacy in Early Childhood (3)
Special Needs
  • CDSED 5 – Community Resources/Special Education (3)
  • CDSED  67 – Intro to Children With Special Needs (3)
  • CDSED  70 – Curriculum for Special Needs (3)
Administrator (Advanced Level)
  • CDECE 60A – Admin of Child Development Programs D6 (3)
  • CDECE 60B – Advanced Supervision of ECE D6 (3)
  • CDECE 31 – Adult Supervision (2)

Certificate of Achievement, Early Childhood Education

Plan Code: 3302

This field of concentration is designed for students preparing to work with infants, toddlers, preschool or school-age children in a group setting as an aide, teacher, master teacher, site supervisor, or center director.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental outcomes for young children.
  • Demonstrate care and teaching practices for young children that integrate assessment, theory, and practice.
  • Critically assess the components of linguistically and culturally relevant, inclusive, age-appropriate, anti-bias approaches in promoting learning and development.

Required Courses

Complete Levels 1 – 4 and choose one (1) Area of Focused Study, as listed in the AA major requirements.

Certificate of Accomplishment, CDCE: Assistant Teacher

May assist in the instruction of children under the supervision of an Associate Teacher or above.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the socialization of the child focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community.
  • Describe the development of children from conception through adolescence in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains.

Required Courses

  • CDECE 45 – Child & Adolescent Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 47 – Human Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 48 – Child, Family & Community DS2 (3)

Certificate of Accomplishment, CDCE: Associate Teacher

May provide instruction and supervise assistant.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental outcomes for young children.
  • Demonstrate care and teaching practices for young children that integrate assessment, theory, and practices.

Required Courses

To receive the certificate, the student must complete one (1) class group.
Group One
  • CDCE 1 - The Developing Professional (1)
  • CDLL 52 - Fieldwork/Preschool Techniques (3)
  • CDECE 45 - Child & Adolescent Development DS1 (3)
Group Two
  • CDECE 47 - Human Development DS1 (3)
  • CDECE 48 - Child, Family & Community DS2 (3)
  • CDECE 50 Intro to Curriculum for Young Children (3)