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Welcome to Child Development

The Child Development program is designed to help students qualify for employment in occupations involving- groups of young children who are under the guidance of public and private agencies. Completion of this program qualifies the student to apply for the California Child Development Permit. Courses of study may be selected and scheduled in any order based on course prerequisites, the available class schedule, and/or academic and technical competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of developmentally appropriate practices for young children.
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the roles of Early Childhood Education professionals in preparing children for school success.
  • Plan and implement curriculum domain experiences/activities for preschool and/or school-age children.
  • Advocate for children’s rights to develop their potential for becoming productive, well-adjusted members of society.
  • Implement a plan for professional success to include obtaining a California Child Development Permit to qualify for employment in programs receiving funding from Federal, State, private (profit and non-profit), and family child care sources.
  • Develop practical ideas for implementing culturally relevant and anti-bias education in core curriculum areas.


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