September 22, 2014


Interested in travelling to CAMBODIA in May 2015 and earn credits?


Informational meetings regarding the trip  will be held on:

Thursday 9/25 at 7PM, HHS 380

Tuesday 9/30 at 9:35 AM, HHS 246


Thank you.

Nadine Agosta, EdD

See link for further details.  CAMBODIA TRIP PDF.


April 30, 2014


Office Location Effective Wednesday May 7th

Science Building Room 394


February 2014


Attention:  Graduating Seniors have you turned  in your graduation application?  Deadline:  February 21, 2014, Friday

For more information see Graduation link.


January 2014


1/23/2014:  The CAD Department Offices are temporarily located in the GYM, Room 105.  Please send all your inquiries to the CAD department email,


Message to students

President Les Wong sent the following e-mail to students on Jan. 22, 2014:


Dear student:


On Jan. 10 the University closed the Science Building to address the presence of potential environmental hazards found during routine environmental health testing. The presence of lead, asbestos and mercury above recommended levels had been confirmed, and we hoped that remediation could be completed during the winter break. As the work has progressed, the complexity of the task has grown, and we have made the difficult but necessary decision to maintain closure through the spring semester.


Contingency teams are attempting to relocate classes that had been assigned to the building. As new classroom locations are identified, they are being entered into the class schedule at .  Please check the schedule regularly for updates.


This is a complex issue in a large building. At this point, many questions are still unanswered, but I am committed to sharing information and answers with you as they become available. Toward that end, the results of the first phase of testing on the building are posted at .


The University is working with health and safety experts to understand the implications of these findings for individuals who used the building in the past and will provide information as soon as all necessary tests have been completed, analyzed and reviewed. For preliminary guidance on how to view the data in context, please read the brief from Alastair Smith, M.D., Director of Student Health Services, at .


Please visit often for updates. If you have questions that are not answered by the website, please email or call 415/405-4000.


The University’s goal is to restore functionality and a safe environment for users of the building. As the faculty and staff move ahead to meet your needs as a student, we ask for your flexibility, cooperation and patience.


Les Wong, President


Graduation Applications for Spring 2014 graduation is due to the CAD office by February 7th!!! 


December 2013


Spring 2014 semester registration.  Students who are in the Youth Work and Out of School Time concentration:  RPT 400 can only be added on the first day of class.  Online registration is not available for CAD students at this time.


Winter Session Classes that will count for the following CAD concentrations: 

Policy Concentration:

Political and Policy Processes Section

PLSI/PA 400  Public Policy Process

Research and Statistics Section

 PSY 371  Intro Psychological Statistics

Youth Work Concentration:

Specialty Area Section - Human Sexuality

PSY 456 Psych of Human Sexual Behavior


  • The CAD Department will begin accepting applications to the major for spring semesters, starting with Spring 2015. 
  • The application period is August 1 – August 31, 2014.
  • If you are a current SFSU student and wish to change your major, submit a Change of Major form to the  CAD Department office in SCI 394 between August 1 – August 31, 2014.
  • If you are a transfer student, submit your admissions application to the CAD department chair SFSU Admissions Office between August 1 – August 31, 2014, and select the CAD major as your first choice.   
  • No late applications will be accepted.


November 2013



  • Here is an updated listing of Spring 2014 course from both E ED and CFS/D for the CAD Early Childhood Concentration. 


CFS/D and *Elementary Education and Courses - Spring 2014


Course Title



Where in CAD Major – EC Concentration

E ED 602

Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE

Weds 7-10 p.m.


III. ECE Curriculum and Methods

E ED 610

Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children

Tues 1-4 p.m.


IV. Observation and Assessment

CFS 323

E ED 611

Infant/Toddler Development

Advanced Issues in Infant-Toddler Education and Care

Mon 1:10-4:00 p.m.

Weds 1-4 p.m.



II. Child Development in Context

B. Infant/Toddler Development

CFS 324

Admin of Infant/Toddler Programs

Mon 9 a.m.-Noon


V. Special Issues

A. Administration/Ldrshp

CFS 423

Admin of Programs for Young Children

TTH  2:10-3:25 p.m.


V. Special Issues

A. Administration/Ldrshp

E ED 615

Environmental Education in ECE

Mon 4-7 p.m.


V. Special Issues

B. Curriculum Specialites

E ED 616

Language and Literacy in in Multilingual ECE Settings

Tues 4-7 p.m.


V. Special Issues

B. Curriculum Specialites

E ED 668

Multicultural Education and Social Justice for Young Children

Thurs 7-10 p.m.


II. Child Development in Context

C. Supporting Children’s Learning

*There is a 30 hour outside-of-class requirement for each E ED course. If you take more than one E ED course per semester, however, the 30 hour outside-of-class requirement will count for all the E ED courses you take in a specific semester.  In other words, you will need to put in only 30 total hours if you take more than one E ED course in a specific semester.

October 2013


  • The SF SEED stipend application is this Saturday, November 2nd and we want to make sure that you are receiving the financial support you need if you are currently working within San Francisco's ECE field. Take a look at the flyer below for the SF SEED eligibility requirements below and if you qualify follow these steps to apply today:

Step 1: Create a personal account on the ECE Workforce Registry at
Step 2: Complete the online portion of the SF SEED application on the ECE Workforce Registry 

a. Look under "Stipends and Pathways" and click on "Step 1. Apply"

b. Click on "SF SEED"

Step 3: Download the paperwork portion of the SF SEED application
a. Look under "Stipends and Pathways" and click on "Step 2. Download Forms"

Step 4: Mail in or drop off SF SEED proof and payment forms to SF SEED


For more information: 



NEED HELP WITH APPLYING? Come to the SF SEED Application workshop this THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, at City College of San Francisco in MUB240 from 12pm-2pm. Drop in at anytime!


  • For eight straight years during the fall semester, the CAD department hosts visiting students and faculty from Tokyo Seitoku University of Tokyo, Japan.  The students and faculty visit early childhood sites around San Francisco to learn about different programs that provide services for young children.  They concluded their week stay on our campus with a lecture, lunch and campus tour.  The CAD department looks forward to their next visit in Fall 2014.  Take a look at the pictures below.

(Images by Orafelia Child Development Center, and JTB Int'l.)





























  • The CAD department is now accepting applications for the Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarships


About:  This scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Paff in memory of their daughter, Shereen. Shereen Paff earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 1971 from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and spent 25 years working and teaching in the field of Special Education. She specialized in visually impaired children and special education children in elementary schools and dedicated her life to helping children.  This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2014.


For more information click here!




If you have any questions feel free to contact the department office:, or 415.405.3564.