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Child Development and Education / Early Childhood Education

Child development can give you a solid foundation for a career as a teacher and caregiver of young children. You’ll learn about child growth and development, child/family systems, current practices in brain research and its application to classroom teaching, working with children with special needs and the importance of play in learning and curriculum development. Additionally, the math/science and creative arts courses offer hands-on knowledge and skills in curriculum/lesson plan implementation, and a student teaching practicum connects discipline theory to practical application. This program’s component courses satisfy the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the child development associate teacher and teacher permits required for employment in both the private and public sector in California.

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Early Childhood Education AS-T Program Map

Child Development AS Program Map

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Child Development Permits: Chaffey offers coursework in child development that can be used to fulfill the requirements of various child development permits issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


Students with faculty questions for Child Development and Education should email Coordinator, Maryline.Chemama@chaffey.edu.

Christina McPeck
Associate Professor, Child Development and Education