Who takes the course and why?
Child Development majors must complete this course with
at least a “C” in order to earn a Certificate of Achievement or
Associates Degree. This is your required lab course and
supervised fieldwork providing the opportunity to apply the
ideas you have learned in your Child Development courses working
directly with children each week.
What are the prerequisites for the course?
There are five courses you must complete with at least a “C” in
order to be prepared to enroll: CD 106 (Child Growth &
Development), CD 110 (Principles and Practices in ECE), CD 111 (ECE
Curriculum), CD 114 (Observation and Assessment) and CD 208
(Child Family and Community. This is not negotiable. If
you took these courses at another college you must complete a
course substitution form with a counselor to transfer that
course to your Rio Hondo transcripts in order to enroll. CD
Permit requirements do not apply to college course enrollment
Where will I work with children?
Students Enrolled in the Day Section will complete the
lab hours at the Pre-School Laboratory located at the Child
Development Center on campus. Students Enrolled in the
Evening Section will complete the lab hours in early
children programs within the community that have contracts with
Rio Hondo College. Working students may not use their place
of employment as the lab site. This is not negotiable. This
is a state required fieldwork course not a work experience
What are the hour requirements?
Students select a consistent one day per week and a total of
three consecutive hours to work with the children for the entire
semester. Only day hours Monday through Friday are available.
Students Enrolled in the Day Section must be able to begin
their hours by of before 10am or at 2pm in the afternoon.
Students Enrolled in the Evening Section must be able to
begin their hours by or before 3:30pm. This is not
Are there other requirements before the semester begins?
Enrolled students receive a letter in the mail before the
semester begins with information regarding presemester
preparation. Make sure that the college has your current
address. The instructor for your section will ask you to
respond with three preferences of days and times and if
you are enrolled in the evening section locations. Some off
campus sites will require a newly completed Live Scan that must
be completed at a location they request before the semester
begins. All assignment are made on a first come first serve
basis. All students must provide documentation of a TB
test within the last year. All students will be required to
provide a copy of transcripts to confirm the grade in
For further information contact Dr. Sondra Moe at (562)463-7493
or email questions to