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Tanessa Sanchez

Palomar College

CHDV 195: Adult Supervision & Mentoring

Fall 2024: August 26 - December 21, 2024

16 Week  | Online Only Course | Palomar College


The following is a list of books we will be using in this course. Readings will be strategically assigned to coincide with weekly topics.

Optional Course Text

Additional Online Readings

Online educational resources will be assigned each week at the discretion of the instructor and with regards to the topic. Links will be provided in the reading sections and online course syllabus for each weekly module. You may need your Palomar ID and password to access some of the readings or to access some of the links. 

Why take this class?

This course is designed for students who plan to supervise other adults in the early childhood classroom and is required for the levels of Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, and Program Director for the Child Development Permit issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Methods and principles of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and leaders. The role of the experienced classroom teacher working as a mentor to new teachers while addressing the needs of children, parents, staff, and community resources will be emphasized. Students study effective models for guidance and evaluation of adults, positive communication skills, and the role of the mentor in a teaching environment. 

Course Goals

CHDV 195 Learning Outcomes

Assessment Methods

1. Porch talks, collaborative and reflective mission project

2. Porch talks, mentor/director interview, collaborative and reflective mission project. 

3. Reflective mission project, rating scale assignment.


We can't expect children to learn without hands-on active experiences nor can we expect that from you. There are some practical elements of this course that will allow you to advance your skills in the area of health, safety, and nutrition. You will also have an opportunity to create a professional portfolio for future employment. The following is an example of how important the coursework will be to your final grade.

You will have opportunities to reflect on your own work and progress throughout the semester. The intention is to help you focus on working in a way that prioritizes your holistic development as opposed to working through fear and worry about scores. The chart below represents the direct paths to receiving the score you want. The following represents the direct path to receiving the score you want.

Students should be aware of the Student Success Guide and the many resources offered by Palomar's Child Development Department. The Palomar Dashboard is also available and offers learning opportunities to teach students to use information ethically and accurately.

How Grades Will Be Weighted

90 – 100%   A (5)    (225 – 250 points)

80 – 89%     B (4)    (200 – 224 points)

70 – 79%     C (3)    (175 – 199 points)

60 – 69%     D (2) (150 – 174 points)

0 – 59%       F (1) (0 – 149 points)

Important Note: 

I want you to be successful. Reading all assignment instructions and rubrics thoroughly will help you succeed. When you are struggling, please contact me, so we can work together. I understand that life gets complicated. Please submit all your work on Canvas (not e-mail). Resubmissions are encouraged for low-scoring grades and assignment comments will help guide you toward completion. You will receive the grade you earn. Please check your Canvas Inbox and the Announcement thread, frequently!

"If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before." — J Loren Norris