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 page 


Our Program Student Learning Outcomes:

o  Students examine children's individual differences and plan intentional learning experiences based on the unique developmental abilities and interests of the children in their care.

o  Students apply critical thinking skills to explain early childhood and child development theories to inform their teaching principles and practices.

o  Students observe, analyze, and document children's learning and development while demonstrating proficiency in written and oral communication.

o  Students value positive relationships with others and demonstrate an inclusive and culturally responsive approach in their interactions with children, families, colleagues, staff, and the community.

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