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Child Development Department

To Future Students who are interested in pursuing your education in Child Development, WELCOME!  Please check out the Application for Admission tutorial video to walk you through the steps to become a Cerritos College student.  Then, you can review our webpage, courses to take and opportunities in the field.  Please feel free to reach out to any of the faculty members with questions.  Application for Admission Tutorial Video for new students! This can be found on the Future Student 2020-2021 Guide, School Relations home page, First-time College Student, Transfer Student, and Re-entry Student web pages. 

We understand that you have several choices when it comes to your education and we appreciate your interest in our program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Health Occupation Division Office at ext. 2552 or any of full-time instructors.  

You can read more about Child Development, career pathways and salaries in the Guided Pathways webpage

Education and Human Services

It is important for you to know, as a Child Development major, when you observe in classrooms to complete your assignments, enroll in CDEC 164 Practicum AND when you apply for a job working in a licensed facility with young children, you will need the following due to the Health & Safety Code:

Section 1596.7995 (a)(1) Commencing September 1, 2016, a person shall not be employed or volunteer at a day care center if he or she has not been immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles (according to most recent CDC Adult Schedule (Adult Immunization Schedules and Tools for Providers?CDC).  Each employee and volunteer shall receive an influenza vaccination between August 1 and December 1 of each year.

  • 2 Vaccines (MMR - Series of 2 & Pertussis - Tdap, every 10 years)
  • Flu shot (Optional, Fall semester only between August 1 and December 1 only)
  • TB test (within last 2 years, chest X-ray good for 5 years)
  • Covid Vaccine

You will also need to sign the Statement of Good Health.

Health Occupations Division Office ext. 2550 

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