The Child Development and Elementary Education Department at Cuyamaca College can open doors to a number of professions that promise to be in demand for years to come. Graduates of this program will learn the latest about the pedagogy and importance of a solid educational foundation for infants, toddlers and elementary school children.
The Child Development curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as teachers, directors and aides in preschool and childcare centers, including infant and toddler and extended-day facilities. Courses also can be vital for parents and health care professionals.
The Elementary Education Program is designed to provide lower-division preparation for transfer to San Diego State University and other four-year programs that can lead to a variety of careers.
The Child Development and Elementary Education Program includes the Cuyamaca Child Development Center, which serves children of students, faculty, staff and the community through a high-quality, professional program.