Child Development
CHLD 1023 Administrative Program Planning (for Directors) [CD 114]
Focus on how to effectively manage child care programs. Relevant and current issues in the field are addressed. Licensing requirements, managing staff, and ethical professional issues are studied.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 1103 The Child Development Professional [CD 105]
An introduction to the profession of early childhood education, focusing on the professional competency standards that form the core of accreditation and credentialing programs. Topics include developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, and current issues. A grade of 'C' or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 1213 Growth and Development of Infants and Toddlers [CD 112]
Emphasizes developmental processes and environmental factors that can affect physical growth, shape personality and achievement from conception to three years of age. Presents skills for group of individual care of infants or toddlers such as individual daily schedules, record keeping, food preparation, age appropriate discipline techniques and activities. Also, includes interpreting the Oklahoma licensing standards for infants and toddlers. Students apply learning in four clock hours of field experiences.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2003 Conscious Discipline [CD 102]
This course presents how to create the school family. The students learn how to foster a caring and cooperative environment and developmentally appropriate instruction that uses everyday situations to build character and social skills. Emphasis will be placed on principles of guidance and organization/management of classroom environments and instruction. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2013 Introduction to Child Development (Growth & Development) [CD 101]
This course will identify patterns of the physical, intellectual and emotional/psycho-social development of children. The course will recognize the major theories of human development as they apply to children. Emphasis is on the study of the developmental aspects of child growth from conception to eight and its relationship to planning of appropriate curriculum for young children. Students apply learning through field experience. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2113 Nutrition, Health and Safety [CD 106]
This course is a study of principles of nutrition applied to the selection, preparation, and preservation of food as it relates to young children in early childcare and the study of health and safety for young children based on the environment. It includes the study of practices, supervision, and instruction in habits of health, care, and safety. Students apply learning in 16 clock hours of field experiences (labs). A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2131 Capstone Practicum
Capstone Practicum is required of all students during their last semester prior to graduation. It provides an opportunity to synthesize learning from previous course work and field experiences and demonstrate that learning at the field site for the field experience supervisor/teacher and Child Development Program personnel. The culminating experiences are the completion of the student's professional portfolio and demonstration of classroom management and implementation of a developmentally appropriate activity which supports the student's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the NAEYC associate degree standards for early childhood. Students demonstrate learning in four clock hours of field experiences. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
(1 credit hours, 16 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2153 Behavior and Guidance [CD 102]
This course presents the theoretical basis for the use of positive, constructive child guidance and discipline techniques in programs serving young children. Emphasis will be placed on principles of guidance and organization/management of classroom environments and instruction. Students apply learning in 32 clock hours of field experiences (labs). A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion. (LAS)
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2303 The Abused and Neglected Child
Designed to educate students in current federal, state, and local child abuse laws, including the Oklahoma licensing standards. Includes procedures for observations, documentation, and interpretation of policies; as well as activities to encourage problem solving and decision making. Students apply learning in four hours of field experience
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2313 Children's Literature and Language [CD 107]
This course is a study of language development and emergent literacy theories and practices for children birth to age eight. Students learn children's use of language for representing and constructing meaning. Literacy standards and stages of children's language development are placed in context of the early childhood environment while creating and implementing literacy learning experiences. Students apply learning in 16 clock hours of field experiences. (LAS)
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2323 Effective Parenting
Provides effective parenting skills appropriate for anyone who is interested in parenthood. Students learn to teach and monitor child's progress, develop reasoning skills to implement proper first aid, medication, and appropriate guidance measures. Effective listening and spoken techniques in parent/teacher conferences are developed along with communicating skills. Child-care situations and resources are explained and written report examples are developed. The intellectual and emotional growth of children and parents will be taught as well as learning how to develop strategies for managing stressful situations.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2413 Planning Curriculum for Young Children [CD 109]
This course has been designed for developing a preschool classroom that balances teacher- and child-directed learning by responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. Provides the opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate an integrated curriculum that takes into account cultural-valued content and children's home experiences. Students apply learning through 30 hours of field experience. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2423 Child Care Management and Financial Strategies [CD 114]
An introduction to effective personnel management and budgeting processes of an early childhood program. This course includes managing enrollment, staff recruitment and retention, budgets, and financial record keeping.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2513 Cognitive Activities in Math, Science & Social Studies [CD 110]
The study of suitable activities in the physical, natural and social sciences; also a study of the development of reasoning processes through concrete experiences. Students apply learning in ten hours of field experience.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2543 Socialization and Support of Young Children [CD 103]
This course will focus on the relationships and promoting optimum development and support between the child, family, community, and early childhood educators. Students apply learning in 16 clock hours of field experiences (labs). A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in the course for degree completion.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2613 Creative Activities in Play, Art & Music [CD 108]
A survey of appropriate materials and techniques in presenting art, music, dance, and drama. Different types of play are studied. Students apply learning through ten hours of field experience.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2703 Children with Special Needs [CD 104]
This course introduces the students to children with special needs, their families, and support services. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of special needs, observation and assessment of children, strategies for adapting the learning environment, and identification of community resources. Students apply learning through ten hours of field experience. (LAS)
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2713 Diversity in the Early Care Program
This course is an in-depth study of culture, diversity, and ability diversity among children and families being served in early care programs. The primary objectives of the course are to guide students to become culturally competent, focused on individual uniqueness, and responsive educators to each and every child and their families. Students will assess their own culture, diversity, and uniqueness while developing strategies to build trust and effectively deal with the effects of circumstances, beliefs, biases, and special needs while working within the early care field.
Co-requisites: CHLD1103
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2723 Communications and Literacy for Infants and Toddlers
This course is a study of language development and emergent literacy theories and practices specific to children birth to 30 months. Students will implement developmentally appropriate practices which enhance language development and fundamentals of literacy skills. Students will apply learning in at least 16 clock hours of field experiences. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2733 Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Infants and Toddlers
This course is a study of principles of nutrition, health, and safety specific to infants and toddlers. Included are the study of practices, supervision, and instruction in habits of health, care, and safety. Students apply learning in 16 hours of field experience. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for certificate or degree completion.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2743 Behavior and Guidance for Infants and Toddlers
This course is the study of the importance of attachment, attunement, and social play to establish the basics for self-regulation, socialization, and problem-solving. Theories are incorporated into the hands-on activities that support the use of positive guidance techniques and the creation of organizing and managing an infant and toddler environment. Students apply learning through 16 clock hours of field experience. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2753 Curriculum and the Environment for Infants and Toddlers
This course focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum and room arrangement that is based on building attachment which nurtures learning. The student is provided with opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate the environment and the curriculum for culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse inclusiveness. Students apply learning through 16 clock hours of field experiences. A grade of "C" or better must be obtained in this course for degree completion.
(3 credit hours, 48 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2801 Child Care Staff Management
Presents organizational skills, such as developing and communicating, job descriptions, job qualifications, employee policies and staff work schedules. Develops skills in hiring and dismissing employees. Staff maintenance will be covered, including staff meetings, employee records, self-analysis and improvement. Emphasizes staff training strategies, such as educational activities, planning workshops, use of consultants and resource libraries.
(1 credit hours, 16 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2811 Food & Meal Management
Presents interpretation of local, state and federal regulations regarding planning and servicing nutritious meals to the children, with sanitation and cost factors being considered. Emphasizes planning a cycle menu, evaluating nutrient content and calculating food costs as well as listing required kitchen equipment and outlining systems of sanitation, safety and purchasing for food service. Also, stresses serving meals to children in order to make mealtime fun and organized.
(1 credit hours, 16 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)

CHLD 2821 Program Communications & Discipline
Emphasizes the importance of open communication and positive relationships between the staff members and the parents. Also, concentrates on choosing strategies and techniques, which can be used in guiding child behavior.
(1 credit hours, 16 lecture hours, 0 lab hours)