Childhood Education


The degree and the certificates in childhood education prepare 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. 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.


Upcoming workshops for El Camino College Child Development students
Sponsored by Strong Workforce Program Funding 

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Ways to Support Children Through Conflict Resolution (PDF)

This free workshop will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:30AM – 11:30AM
ArtB 305

Permit Workshop (PDF)

This free workshop will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 AM – 11:30AM
ArtB 311


Greetings Child Development Students!


The attachment that explains the eligibility for the CDTC stipend as well as the application form needed to apply can be found below. Hard copies are available on campus in the Childhood Education Department (ArtB 326) and the Teacher Resource Room (ArtB 313).

If you are currently working full or part time with children in a licensed or licensed exempt facility, you may qualify for this stipend program.


CDTC Application Instructions Fall 2018 (Attachment)

Compton classes are separate and done through Pam West,

If you know child development students who are not taking child development class, but doing General Education classes, these classes count also.  Please let them know the application process has started.

Please contact Michelle Moen if you have any questions.

CDTC Campus Coordinator

Office: ArtB 326D 

310 660-3593 ext.  3571




Meet our Childhood Education Counselor



Need help with switching your major to Childhood Education?

Looking for some guidance with academic planning?

Feeling indecisive about which childhood education courses to take?


Make an appointment with Cheryl Kroll, our Childhood Education counselor! You may set up an appointment by visiting the El Camino College counseling website (Click Here) or contact Ms. Kroll directly:



Phone: (310) 660-3593 ext. 3563


Childhood Education Department
Dr. Christina Gold, Dean
Office - Social Science Building, Room 101
Phone - (310) 660-3735
Email -