Department of Child Development
The Child Development Program is designed to deepen understanding of children, their
families and developmentally appropriate practices while preparing students for careers
in early childhood education. The program offers a strong foundation in child development
that allows students to take classroom and lab learning into the workplace to create quality
developmentally appropriate learning environments.
The Child Development Program is a vocational training program which prepares students
for future work as early childhood educators in diverse early childhood settings.
The coursework and certificates meet entry level professional requirements for early
The Foothill College Department of Child Development holds the majority of its courses at
the Middlefield Campus
of Foothill College, and schedules many classes
at times convenient for working adults. You have the opportunity to enroll in classes, receive
stipends for completions of specified coursework, get reimbursed for class fees, and earn
an Associate of Arts Degree or transfer
to a 4-year university to continue your studies.
- Certificate of Achievement: Child Development Teacher: (71 units)
- Certificate of Achievement in Program Supervision and Mentoring (83 units)
- School Age Child Care Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
- Infant Toddler Development Certificate of Specialization (23 units)
- Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement (24 units)
- Inclusion and Children with Special Needs Certificate of Specialization (24 units)
A student earning an Associate in Arts degree in Child Development may be able to apply
some child development units toward the lower division major preparation requirement at a
4 year college or university in disciplines such as child development, human development,
child psychology, social work, and K-12 education. Students planning to transfer should
see a counselor to determine transfer requirements for specific 4 year colleges or universities.
Child Development Spring 2014
Academic and career counseling is available for all students interested in participating in
the Child Development program. Contact LeeAnn Emanuel or Janet Weber at Middlefield Campus
at (650) 949-6959 for an appointment or try Foothill Online Counseling
to get fast information anytime.
Foothill College is on a quarter system and you can start the program any quarter.
You can apply, register or view additional
class schedules online.
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