Child Development Careers

Career options

The Child Development curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as teachers, directors and aides in preschools and day care centers, including infant/toddler and extended day facilities.

Certificate of Completion Required

  • Behavior Management Assistant
  • Camping Guide
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Intervention Aide*
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Outdoor Education Specialist
  • Preschool Director
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Recreation Leader
  • School Age Child Care Teacher
  • Special Education Assistant - Children with Special Needs

Bachelor Degree or higher required

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Behavior Management Specialist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Development Specialist (Child, Adolescent and Family)
  • Instructor in Higher Education
  • Educational Consultant
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Special Education


“Cuyamaca College has expanded my knowledge base in relation to the field of school-age children.  The insight my Child Development instructors have given me into school-age students’ physical and cognitive growth has allowed me to continue working towards my goal of providing the best quality care I can for the youth in my programs.” 

Sonya Brown, Sycuan Education Department Learning Center Coordinator, graduating class of 2009.