Child & Family Development Courses

Child & Family Development (CFD) courses

  • CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition

    Introduces curriculum, regulations, standards, policies, procedures and current trends related to health, safety and nutrition of children and families. Recognize and create safe environments for children, universal precautions and menu planning to meet the nutritional needs of children. Emphasis placed on integrating and maintaining optimal health, safety, and nutritional concepts in every day planning and program development for all children.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 130 Essentials of Nutrition

    Fundamental principles of nutrition and diet for physical fitness. Dietary needs of age group. Cultural aspects of nutrition. May not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 140 CDA Credential Preparation & Observation

    This introductory course provides an overview of the early childhood program and career opportunities. The course covers the eight subject areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Characteristics and needs of young children are explored including the preparation of environment and curriculum. Strategies for observation, assessment, instruction and guidance techniques are examined.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    332Upon demand
  • CFD 150 Introduction to Child and Family Development

    The scope of this course is a study of the field of child and family development. Professional opportunities and analysis of personal proficiencies will be the focus.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • CFD 155 Principles of Human Development

    CBE. Basic principles that govern human development from the prenatal period to death; developmental tasks and interrelations of family members through the life span. Licensed Practical Nurses who have been admitted to the LPN-to-RN program may receive advanced credit for NUR 101.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Upon demandMOTR PSYC 200 - Life Span Human Development.
  • CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood

    Prerequisite(s): Before first day of classes submit to CFD Department Lab Coordinator required documentation, satisfactory background check, proof of negative tuberculin skin test, and registration with MO Family Care Safety Registry, (Findings that prevent a student from participating in a licensed/ accredited child care center will disqualify the student from completion of this course).

    Development of the child from conception through 8 years of age including weekly laboratory experience with preschool children through an approved accredited/licensed program are required. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • CFD 163 Relationship in Today's Family

    Personal and family living in the early stages of family life cycle. Concepts and methods used in initiating, building, maintaining and enriching relationships.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 197 Introductory Topics in Child and Family Development

    Variable content course for introductory concepts in Child and Family Development. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CFD 204 Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families

    This course will explore the essential skills needed to effectively lead and advocate on behalf of agencies, organizations and volunteer efforts that focus on children and families.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CFD 244 Working with Young Children with Special Needs

    The historical, philosophical and legal aspects related to identifying and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Developmentally appropriate curricular and instructional adaptations for young children and their families will be identified.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society

    Explores parenting and child rearing in today's society.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 255 Principles of Development in Infancy

    Prerequisite(s): Before first day of classes submit to CFD Department Lab Coordinator required documentation, satisfactory background check, proof of negative tuberculin skin test, and registration with MO Family Care Safety Registry.

    (Findings that prevent a student from participating in a licensed/ accredited child care center will disqualify the student from completion of this course.) Child development from conception through two years, including prenatal environment. Weekly laboratory experiences through an approved/licensed infant-toddler child development program required.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • CFD 257 Principles of Development in Middle Childhood

    Development of the child from 6 through 12 years in cognitive, physical, social, emotional aspects. Contact with groups of children in this age range is arranged.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Summer
  • CFD 260 Supervised Experience in Child Development Laboratories

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CFD 160, Before first day of classes submit to CFD Department Lab Coordinator required documentation, satisfactory background check, proof of negative tuberculin skin test, and registration with MO Family Care Safety Registry (Findings that prevent a student from participating in a licensed/accredited child care center will disqualify the student from completion of this course), Instructor permission.

    Experience in applying the most effective techniques for maximum growth in the physical, social, emotional and mental development of the whole child. Influences of a safe and healthful environment upon the child's development are emphasized. Weekly child development laboratory/ field site experiences through an approved accredited/licensed program are required. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    424Upon demand
  • CFD 261 Play as Development

    A study of play and its relationship to children's physical cognitive, language, moral, social, emotional, and gender role development, and how environments can be designed to facilitate learning through play. Adults' role in facilitating and enhancing play of typical and atypical children.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CFD 275 Behavior Management & Guidance

    The course focuses on developmentally appropriate strategies and communication techniques to facilitate, guide, manage, and cope with behaviors when working with children at different stages of development.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CFD 297 Internship in Planning and Implementing Curriculum for Child Development Centers

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 110, COM 115, MTH 103 or higher, completion of 40 credit hours and a grade of C or better in CFD 160, CFD 260, Instructor Permission, Before first day of classes submit to CFD Department Lab Coordinator required documentation, satisfactory background check, proof of negative tuberculin skin test, and registration with MO Family Care Safety Registry (Findings that prevent a student from participating in a licensed and accredited child care center will disqualify the student from completion of this course).

    Planning and implementing curriculum to meet the cognitive, emotional, physical, creative and social development needs of the young child. International and cross-cultural study of curriculum models, diversity and global issues related to the education of young children. Students will be required to participate in the end of program exam and must submit a student learning portfolio. Weekly laboratory/field site experiences through an approved accredited/ licensed program are required. This course meets the capstone requirement for the AAS degree in Child and Family Development.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    526Upon demand
  • CFD 298 Child & Family Development Capstone

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 40 hours, Instructor permission and CFD documentation required.

    The course will help prepare students for child and family development careers. Workplace essential skills will be addressed, including ethics, professionalism and career preparation. Students must submit a student learning portfolio and participate in end of program exam. Course meets the capstone requirement for the AA in Child and Family Development. This course is for students in the AA in CFD degree pathway. If the AAS degree is completed before the AA in CFD including the CFD 297 capstone, an application for course substitution can be made.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand