The Child Development Program provides courses that prepare students to enter the field of early childhood education. Courses are designed to give students fundamental skills in working with children in a variety of settings, as well as a strong theoretical understanding of children's development.
Career opportunities, which may require advanced degrees, include Child Development Lab Classroom Administrator, Child Development Lab Classroom Teacher, Child Life Specialist, Early Childhood Educational Specialist, Elementary School Teacher, Family Day Care Provider, Juvenile Worker, Nanny, Social Worker, and Tutor.$$$ For School - CDTC Funds $$$
If you are currently working in the field AND enrolled in classes leading toward a degree in Child Develoment (Child Development and/or General Ed. Classes), you may qualify to have some of your tuition and/or book costs reimbursed. Please download the 'Letter to Students' (below) and then fill-out the forms that are listed on that letter.
As an integral part of the Child Development Program, the Child Development Lab Classroom was established on campus in January of 1974. The primary goal of the Child Development Lab Classroom is to provide a lab site for the Child Development Program students. For more information about the Center, click here.
Important Resources For Students
My Digital Portfolio Website : https://sites.google.com/site/chdvportfolio2/
Google Sites Template for Digital Portfolio: https://sites.google.com/site/vvcchdvdigitalportfolio/
Sample Weebly Digital Portfolio: http://chdvdigitalportfolio.weebly.com/
Students can create a portfolio by going to: http://www.weebly.com/
For further information about the Child Development Program, please contact Sandy Visser at 760.245.4271 ext. 2771.