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“Cuyamaca College has expanded my knowledge base in relation to the field of school-age children.  The insight my Child Development instructors have given me into school-age students’ physical and cognitive growth has allowed me to continue working towards my goal of providing the best quality care I can for the youth in my programs.”
Sonya Brown, Sycuan Education Department Learning Center Coordinator, graduating class of 2009.

Child Development

Career options

The Child Development curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as teachers, directors and aides in preschools and day care centers, including infant/toddler and extended day facilities.

Certificate of Completion Required

  • Behavior Management Assistant
  • Camping Guide
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Intervention Aide*
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Outdoor Education Specialist
  • Preschool Director
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Recreation Leader
  • School Age Child Care Teacher
  • Special Education Assistant – Children with Special Needs

Bachelor Degree or higher required

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Behavior Management Specialist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Development Specialist (Child, Adolescent and Family)
  • Instructor in Higher Education
  • Educational Consultant
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Special Education
Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  September 16, 2009
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