Recommended Course Sequence and Quarter Offered

students at boardThe De Anza College Child Development Program is designed to allow you many options in your course selection. Classes are scheduled days, evenings, and Saturdays. Classes are held in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters. There is a sequence to the course work that you should follow. You are required to take the Basic Courses, so that you are able to understand the concepts presented in the remaining courses. See Course Catalog for course descriptions.

Basic Core Courses (to be taken within the first three quarters) Quarter offered
CD 10G Child Development: The Early Years Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CD 10H Child Development: Middle and Adolescence Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CD 50 Foundations of Early Childhood Education Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CD 12 Child, Family, and Community Interrelationships Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Recommended Courses Sequence
Curriculum CD53, CD54, CD52, CD55, CD56, CD60, CD61,CD64,CD63, CD68  
Student Teaching

CD51** (CDC and Mentor Sites)

CD57 (Community Sites)

Specialized courses CD58*, CD72  
Behavior and early childhood mental health CD71, CD73, CD74, CD75  
Administration and Supervision

CD67, CD59G, CD59H

Other courses CD65, CD66, CD77, CD101, CD102, CD103  
EDUC 01  Check with Department Chair

*Take CD 58, Infant Toddler Development, prior to CD 51 when working with infants and toddlers

**Requires you take CD10G, CD54 and 2 additional curriculum courses.

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