2013-14 Unit Plan
Child Development and Family Relations

Mission Statement

The Child Development and Early Childhood Education programs focus on in depth foundational knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare students with workforce competencies for various careers within the profession. The programs offer students the opportunity to complete general education requirements, coursework for Certificates and AS degrees, as well as educational requirements for students who are pursuing transfer to a four-year university in related majors.

Program Description

The Butte College Child Development and Family Relations (CDF) discipline, which includes Child Development and Early Childhood Education (ECE), is housed in the Family and Consumer Studies (F&CS) Department.  CDF is a thriving program with various options for students to acquire educational achievements for competency in promoting child development and learning; building family and community relationships; implementing program and child assessment systems; teaching and learning in a diverse society, and professional development. The program is complemented by a Child Development Center (CDC) that serves as a model laboratory for students in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and other disciplines (Social & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Paramedics, Food & Nutrition, Drama, other) The CDF discipline also offers coursework in Spanish to meet local workforce education demands and in the State of California. CDF offers students the opportunity to complete coursework for: general education, AS degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development Transfer degree, two ECE certificate programs, Social & Behavioral Sciences degree, and an AS-T in ECE in the approval process. 

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1



Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 2



    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale


    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 3

    Clear achievement pathways for career preparation and transfer students, streamlined advising, clarity of program offerings (AS Degree, CD Transfer degree, AS-T in ECE in the approval process, Certificate in ECE, Certificate of Achievement, general education, Social & Behavioral Science coursework, CA Child Development permit requirements, other).

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Each student has unique educational endeavors, thus advising in CTE programs continue to occupy much of both full and associate faculty time. Without a system to house information about the varied and multiple completion/success models, we often use our time reiterating how to access particular information and then lose track of student completion and success. The CDF department can improve career and transfer pathways with information easily accessible to the independent navigator or those who seek advising from a department member or counseling. Development of a webpage will provide a sustainable effort to track completers and leavers, apply for Certificates and degrees, support counseling efforts, and provide consistent information to our students.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 4

    Pursue professional development and funding opportunities to maximize collaborations between local, state and national programs.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    The CDF department adheres to the professional development requirements from both Butte College and the profession as indicated by the State of California. Significant changes and impacts to the profession from legislature, curriculum alignment adjustments, advocacy in the field, professional affiliations to local, state/national associations, and articulations with local High Schools requires ongoing participation in multiple conferences and meetings related to the enhancement of instruction, programs and offerings.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Supports Changes from Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Required Resources

    The CDF department will have a new FT hire for Fall 2013. Computer system and software to maximize instruction, development of courses, and advising.

    Mileage reimbursement for CDF Lab Instructors- meet TBA/Line-of-Site Requirements.

    Stipends to support and continue Spanish and online course offerings.

    Website development for clear achievement pathways (new Certificates and Degrees) for career preparation and transfer students, streamlined advising, clarity of program offerings, and tracking completers and leavers.

    Faculty professional conference and travel expenses.

    Resources to pursue NAEYC Accreditation. This includes and Application/Eligibility Review fee, annual Accreditation fees, publication costs, and repair and replacement to current observation systems in the Child Development Center.

    Materials/equipment for CDF Students’ curriculum projects.

    English and Spanish instructional materials.

    Current Revenue Stream

    CDF Department Operating Budget

    Perkins V

    Material Fee Augmentation

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes CDF Equipment Computer/ Software 110005201130500 56411 $1,500.00 $0.00 New full time hire- maximize instruction, development of courses, & advising.
    2 Yes CDF Operating Expenses Mileage reimbursement for lab instructors 110005201130500 55200 $0.00 $500.00 Meet TBA/Line-of-Site requirements.
    3 Yes CDF Personnel Stipend for Spanish translation 110005201130500 51300 $0.00 $2,000.00 Under-compensated service we can't afford to lose! Courses lead to completion of certificates- need to expand offerings for higher educational achievement. Potential for online course development and student orientation with ongoing support.
    4 Yes CDF Personnel CDF Program Achievement Pathway website 110005201130500 52000 $2,500.00 $0.00 Accessible information for clear achievement pathways (new Certificates and Degrees) for career preparation and transfer students, streamlined advising, clarity of program offerings, and tracking of program completers and leavers.
    5 Yes CDF Operating Expenses Faculty professional development (conference/travel) expenses 110005201130500 55200 $0.00 $5,000.00 CDF faculty adhere to the professional development requirements of Butte College and the State of California to stay current in the field, enhance instruction and share knowledge and expertise. Membership and affiliations provide collaboration and opportunities for program enhancement.
    6 Yes CDF Operating Expenses Repair/Replace CDC Observation equipment 110005201130500 56410 $7,000.00 $0.00 Observation equipment used by CDF, FN, EMT, Drama, Paramedic, Nursing students to ensure quality lab experience and facilitates instruction. Ensures the safety of the children while providing a benefit to multiple programs.
    7 Yes CDF Operating Expenses Spanish and English Language Instructional Materials 110005201130500 54300 $1,000.00 $0.00 Resource periodicals and books, assessment instruments, video streaming must maintain currency and relevancy to enhance instruction.
    8 Yes CDF Operating Expenses Resource Materials/Equipment- student curriculum projects 110005201130500 54300 $0.00 $1,000.00 Students utilize perishables for curriculum implementation and simulated lab experiences in the classroom.
    Total(s) $12,000.00 $8,500.00