El Camino’s child development degrees and certificates set you on track to work in private or public education programs immediately after graduation or continue your education at another college or university. They’re accessible, affordable paths to a rewarding career.
Our Child Development Associate in Arts (AA) and Early Childhood Education Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees typically take two years to complete. You can also earn certificates in less than six months that will prepare you for a variety of jobs.
Child development education at El Camino can help you make a difference. We’ll help you along the way.
Many El Camino child development students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others aim to continue their education at a four-year college or university. We offer options perfect for either goal.
With this degree, you will be prepared to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, or children in before- and after-school care. It’s a great option if you want to work in a classroom right away or continue your studies at another school.
The AS-T degree in early childhood education sets you on a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.
Early childhood education is where youngsters first discover to interact with others and begin their journey as learners. Our certificate program prepares you to work immediately in a private/public school.
Our early intervention assistant certificate program prepares you to work one-on-one with preschool-age students.
Our early intervention assistant certificate program prepares you to work with school-age children.
I always say that child development classes gave me the information I needed to understand children better, but the club gave me the experiences to put into practice. Because of all the activities I participated in, I feel prepared for the next step in my life after graduating.”
As an El Camino child development graduate, you’ll be ready to start work in a classroom immediately or pursue a bachelor’s degree at another school. We’ll help you build the knowledge and hands-on skills for any path you choose.
Gain hands-on career experience and opportunities to learn about child development careers and practice skills in classroom settings.
Learn about course requirements and more for the Child Development Associate in Arts (AA) degree, Early Childhood Education Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree, Early Childhood Education Certificate of Achievement, Early Intervention Assistant Certificate of Achievement, and Special Education Certificate of Achievement in El Camino’s online catalog.