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.



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


Ms. Kroll's Spring 2017 Semester Hours (February 13-June 9, 2017)


Monday: 11:00am-11:30am (Majors drop-in for quick questions)

             11:30am-6:00pm (Appointments only)


Tuesday: 11:30am-12:00pm (Majors drop-in for quick questions)

              12:00pm-5:30pm (Appointments only)


Wednesday: 12:00pm-6:30pm(Appointments only)

                   6:30pm-7:00pm (Majors drop-in for quick questions)


Thursday: 12:00pm-5:30pm (Appointments only)

                5:30pm-6:00 (Majors drop-in for quick questions)


Friday: CLOSED


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