Child Development offers programs for career and
transfer students. Certificates of Performance,
Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degree
programs are available to students interested in a
range of child development opportunities and in
meeting the requirements for the State of California
Child Development Permits and the California State
Department of Social Services, Title 22, Community
The Child Development program offers course work,
training and supervised practicum experiences to
meet state licensing requirements for working in
centers, schools, child care homes and service related
agencies. The skills and knowledge gained in
beginning courses provide the framework and
foundation for more specialized courses.
The San Diego Community College District offers
certificates, degrees and transfer options in the field of
Child Development/Early Childhood Education. The
Family Child Care Certificate offered at City and
Miramar and the Home Day Care Certificate offered at
Mesa provides skills and knowledge for child care in
family settings. The Infant/Toddler Care Certificate of
Performance offers skills for working with children
aged birth to three years. The School Age Child Care
Certificate of Performance offered at City provides
training for working with school age children.
The Assistant Teacher Certificate of Performance
prepares an individual to work in public and private
child care settings. The Certificate of Achievement
options, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Master
Teacher, prepare individuals for higher level
instructional and service-oriented positions. The Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and
Master Teacher certificates meet the requirements
for the State of California Child Development Permits.
The Child Development Associate in Science Degrees
prepare for teacher, master teacher, director, and site
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Interpret the processes of child growth anddevelopment.
- Examine practices that respect and supportinclusion.
- Plan and demonstrate curriculum based ondevelopmentally appropriate practices.
- Model ethical practices with children, families,colleagues and communities as stated in theNAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.