The child development curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as:
Infant/toddler care and Extended Day Facilities are included.
These courses are also appropriate for parents, nurses and administrators.
The Associate Degree in Child Development meets the educational requirements of the Regular Children's Center Instructional permits for:
Courses are designed to partially meet lower division course preparation for students planning a Bachelor's degree in Child Development at an institute of high learning.
Course work in these programs meets the educational components of the Department of Social Services license regulations for Title 22 and the requirements for California Title V Child Development Permits.
The Child Development program incorporates emerging research and current philosophical frameworks into proven child development theories and practices.
Students get hands-on experience at all levels of their academic experience in our state-of-the-art Child Development Center (CDC).
The CDC serves as a primary component of our child development program as a dynamic and evolving model teaching facility. The center and programs are committed to creating indoor and outdoor environments that reflect a respect for nature, natural materials, and resources.
The true strength of our Child Development program lies in its diverse and experienced part-time faculty. Under the leadership of our program coordinator, the part-time faculty brings rich real world knowledge and perspective to our Child Development classes.
The faculty have enriched our program with their community-based early education experiences, including the: