2010.09 Vanguard Child Development Program Intro

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This introduction to VU's Child Development Program was provided to Ms. Lynn Jerchel.

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2010.09 Vanguard Child Development Program Intro

  1. 1. Vanguard Universityof Southern California<br />Child Development Program<br />Presented to<br />Ms. Lynn Jerchel<br />Director, Child Development Branch<br />Children’s Services – Alberta, Canada<br />
  2. 2. About Vanguard University<br />Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA<br />Christian university founded in 1920<br />Accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges<br />Approximately 1,900 students in over 30 academic programs<br />
  3. 3. Child Development Program<br />Offered entirely online<br />Taught exclusively by instructors with advanced degrees & experience in early education<br />In its tenth year<br />
  4. 4. CDP Course Design<br />All courses are entirely online<br />Each class is five weeks long<br />Students earn three semester units of credit per class<br />Classes taught from Christian worldview<br />
  5. 5. CDP Study Options<br />Individual courses for professional development & licensing requirements<br />Early Childhood Education certificate<br />Coming soon: Associate of Arts & Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Ed<br />
  6. 6. Early Childhood Ed Certificate<br />Includes nine courses:<br />Child Growth & Development<br />Child, Family, & Community<br />Introduction to Curriculum for the Young Child<br />Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children<br />Teaching in a Diverse Society<br />Observation & Assessment<br />Early Education Practicum<br />Health, Safety, & Nutrition for the Young Child<br />Spiritual Formation of Young Children<br />
  7. 7. Additional CDP Coursework<br />Infant/Toddler<br />Administration of Early Education Programs I & II<br />Guiding the Young Child’s Behavior<br />Special Needs and the Inclusive Classroom<br />Music and Movement for the Young Child<br />Math and Science for the Young Child<br />Language and Literacy for Young Children<br />Creative Art for the Young Child<br />Adult Supervision and Mentoring<br />
  8. 8. For Additional Information<br />Cindy BartlettChild Development Program Coordinator<br />cbartlett@vanguard.edu<br />714-668-6196, ext. 3442<br />www.vanguard.edu/cdp<br />

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