CD 73
Early Childhood Mental Health

Course Description

Examination of mental health milestones at each stage of a child's development. Overview of psychological theory in infant/early childhood mental health. Assessment and screening to identify early childhood mental health challenges. Implementation of mental health interventions and strategies. An exploration of how early experiences in the first five-years of life can impact the physical and psychological development and well-being of children throughout the lifespan.(This course meets National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standard 1: Promoting Child Development and Learning; Standard 3: Observing, Documenting and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Early Childhood/General Standards, 2nd Ed. Standard I: Understanding Young Children, Standard III: Assessment, Standard VI: Multiple Teaching Strategies for Meaningful Learning; and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education: Standard 2: Development and Characteristics of Learners, Standard 4 Instructional Strategies.)California Early Child Educators Competencies: Relationships, Interactions,and Guidance and Preschool Learning Foundations Vol 1- Child Development.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
24893 CD 73 01Z ·T····· 06:30 PM-08:20 PM Rachel Talamantez ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
C D -073.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

3 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 3
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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