CAFS 200 - Foundations in Developmental Theory

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

October 2016

Introduction to child, adolescent, and family development as a unique field of study. Introduces developmental theory highlights, common milestones across developmental domains, family systems, ethics, introduction to research methods and observation techniques. Explores Human Development as a profession, examines professional responsibilities, reviews publications, student becomes cognizant of child-related organizations, and connects child and family development to other related fields of study. Advances the student’s ability to make observations and accurate recordings of children and families. This class also includes an introduction to technology within the field (meets core requirement for CCTC Child Development Associate teacher Permit), CAFS senior portfolio, and requirements for graduation.

Course Type

Lower Division