Child and Family Studies

AS Degree in Child and Family Studies (CFS)

The Napa Valley College Child and Family Studies Program prepares students to work as teachers with young children in public and private child care. The Child and Family Studies Program may also serve as a beginning for students planning to attend a four year college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon completion of the AS Degree in Child and Family Studies at Napa Valley College, the student is eligible for the California Child Development Teacher Permit available through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The courses required to complete the major in the AS CFS degree are:

CFS 120

Child Development

CFS 121

Health, Safety and Nutrition

CFS 122

Principles and Practices in Teaching Young Children

CFS 123

Observation and Assessment

CFS 130

The Creative Process in Young Children

CFS 135

The Cognitive Development of Young Children

CFS 140

The Child, Family and Community

CFS 145

Language Development and Early Literacy in the Young Child

CFS 150

Infant/Toddler Development & Education

CFS 165

Curriculum and Environments in Early Childhood Programs

CFS 184

Teaching Children in a Diverse Society

CFS 196

Music and Movement in Early Childhood

CFS 223

Student Teaching (Practicum)

CFS Elective

Choose one (1) from:

CFS 151

Environments for Infants and Toddlers

CFS 155

Sensitive Issues in Early Childhood

CFS 160

Parenting

CFS 161

Working with Families

CFS 162

Overview of Special Education

CFS 170

Studying the Reggio Emilia Approach

CFS 175

Meeting the Developmental Needs of the School-Aged Child

CFS 180

Childhood: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

CFS 270

Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I

CFS 271

Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs II

EDUC 100

Teaching as a Profession

EDUC 110

African American Youth in Education

LGBT 100

Coming Soon! (Pending Curriculum Approval 2011-2012)


All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

 AS Child and Family Studies
 For more information, contact:
Professor Dianna Chiabotti
Program Coordinator

Last Revision Date:  11/17/11

This information is subject to change.  Please see the program coordinator,
or the current catalog and/or supplement for more information.