CDFR: Child Development and Family Relations

  • College of Health and Human Services

    CDFR 510 Infant & Toddler Development 3 cr.

    Study of characteristic developmental changes of human infants and toddlers from birth to approximately 36 months. Participation as teacher assistant in the infant/toddler childcare center provides experience in developmentally appropriate guidance and programming for very young children.

    CDFR 525* Adolescence: Risk and Resiliency 

    Focuses on growth and development of adolescents, parenting of adolescents and adolescents as parents. Special emphasis is given to identifying risks and resiliency factors when working with adolescents and families in the field of human services. A variety of human development theories are examined in an attempt to understand from both an individual and societal point of view.
    Prerequisites: None

    CDFR 526* Techniques of Parent Education 3 cr.

    Examination of the nature, extent, and significance of parent education and parent involvement. Students will become knowledgeable of the diverse and complex characteristics and needs of families. The course will enable students to identify the interrelationships of home, school, and community agencies to enhance collaboration and cooperation. Students will identify methods, programs, and curricula to increase communication with parents and families. Prerequisites: None.

    CDFR 527* Administration of Child Development Centers 3 cr.

    Development of special knowledge and competencies needed by successful administrators of child care programs, including proposal writing, budgeting and management, staff selections and training, appropriate curriculum material and philosophy, parent involvement, child advocacy, and program evaluation. Prerequisite: None

    CDFR 581 Special Topics 3 cr.

    *Indicates dual-listed class