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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Child and Family Professional Development
Major: 6238
First Term: 2013 Spring    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 16
CIPS Code: 13.1210
Initiating College: Rio Salado College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, MC, RS, SC
Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Early Childhood Education (62)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Child and Family Professional Development program is designed for practitioners in the early childhood, school-age, or home visitor field seeking coursework and portfolio/resource file assistance to meet a wide variety of national credentialing requirements (such as the Council for Professional Recognition CDA or the National Child Care Association CCP). Individuals completing this certificate will have fulfilled only the required training clock hours and resource file/portfolio prior to application to external credentialing organizations. Final credentialing assessment and award of the external credential is awarded by the external credentialing organization.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Individuals may be required to meet current state/local regulatory requirements such as fingerprint clearance, health/immunization record and/or CPR certificate.

Required Courses
 Credits: 16
Required Core:Credits: 3
 ECH253National Credential Portfolio Development3
Academic Specialization:Credits: 13
 Students must complete one of the following blocks:
Family Child Care
 CFS163Family Child Care: Introduction to Business Management3
 CFS164Family Child Care: Curriculum and Environment3
 EED205The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight3
 EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
+EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship (1) OR 
+EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship (1)1
Infant Toddler
 EED205The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight3
 EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
+EED260Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Internship1
+ITD210Early Attachments, Relationships, and Families: Birth to Age Three3
+ITD220Cognition and Communication: Birth to Age Three3
 ECH128Early Learning: Play and the Arts3
 EED205The Developing Child: Prenatal to Age Eight3
 EED212Guidance, Management and the Environment3
 EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
+EED261Early Childhood Preschool Internship1
Home Visitor
 CFS190Home-Based Visitation3
 CFS205Human Development3
 CFS220Introduction to Parenting and Family Development3
 CFS225Foundations of Parent Education3
+FCS260Family and Consumer Science Internship1
School Age
 CFS167School-Age Child Care Provider3
 CFS/ECH176Child Development3
 CFS206Child and Family Organizations: Management and Administration3
 EED215Early Learning: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Fitness3
+FCS260Family and Consumer Science Internship1

Program Competencies
1.Evaluate small business management policies and procedures for family child care environments. (CFS163)
2.Describe licensing, legal, and regulatory issues in home-based, center-based, or school-based childcare settings. (CFS163, CFS167, CFS206)
3.Examine issues of management and administration of child care settings. (CFS163, CFS206)
4.Analyze the principles for guiding children in early care and educational environments. (CFS164, CFS176, EED212)
5.Examine issues related to school-age child care. (CFS167)
6.Describe the contemporary issues and professional considerations associated with child and family development. (CFS176, CFS190, CFS205, CFS206, CFS220, CFS225, EED205)
7.Explain the importance of play, creativity, and the arts in early care and educational settings. (CFS176, CFS205, ECH128, ITD220)
8.Describe the science of human development from prenatal through age eight or conception through adolescence. (CFS176, EED205)
9.Identify the public health issues and safety procedures within early care and educational settings. (CFS176, EED205, EED215)
10.Describe the role of a home-based visitor. (CFS190)
11.Examine family, community, and cultural influences on the development of the young child. (CFS220, CFS225, EED205, ITD210)
12.Plan, construct, and present a professional portfolio or resource file. (ECH253)
13.Apply early childhood and family education classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit per semester. (EED260, EED261, FCS260)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.