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Kristin Zink
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Email: kristin.zink@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 660-4512

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Child Development and Elementary Education

The Child Development and Elementary Education program at Cuyamaca College will help you shape the future while opening the doors to a profession that promises to be in demand for years to come. Students in this sought-after program learn the latest about the pedagogy and importance of a solid educational foundation for infants and toddlers, preparing them for employment as teachers, directors and aides in preschool and childcare centers. The Child Development program includes opportunities to teach at the Cuyamaca Child Development Center, which serves children of students, faculty, staff, and the community through a high-quality, professional program.

 Help change the world by contributing to the physical and emotional growth of children who will become our future.

Child Development

 Career Opportunities Include:

  •  Child care specialist
  • Camping guide
  • Preschool teacher
  • Preschool director
  • Recreation leader
  • Special education assistant
  • Special education assistant

  

Degrees and certificates offered include:

  •  Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Intervention

 What can you expect to earn with a degree or certificate from the Child Development program at Cuyamaca College? Graduates can find emotionally rewarding jobs at an array of child and infant care centers, while others have successfully opened their own home-based centers. Entry-level teachers at established child development centers can earn annual salaries in the mid-$20,000 level, while directors of preschool centers in the region are making $55,000 annually or more.

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Last Updated: 08/02/2017

Contact

Kristin Zink
Program Director
Email: kristin.zink@gcccd.edu
Phone: (619) 660-4512

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