Jan 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Child Development, AA


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Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
www.elcamino.edu/academics/behavioralsocial

The child development program prepares students for careers in private or public programs serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, or children in before and after school care. The transfer degree option prepares students to continue studies at a four-year institution and major in Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development, or Education. Students will acquire the ability to apply developmental theories in observing and assessing children in physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains and will develop skills needed for working effectively with families, co-workers, and community agencies. Students will also gain the ability to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive curriculum. Program assessment will be conducted regularly through examinations, presentations, student self-assessment, portfolios, and tracking student employment and promotion in the teaching field.

A minimum of 12 units of the major requirements must be completed at El Camino College.

For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/behavioralsocial/childhooded/index.asp.

Total Units: 27


Note: Proof of a valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification and immunizations may be required for employment.

Preparation for the Child Development Transfer Major


For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

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