Childhood Education

Welcome To The Childhood Education Department

Workshop FlowerThe 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.


Integrated Understanding of Children's Needs: Students integrate an understanding of the needs, characteristics and multiple influences on the development of children ranging from birth to adolescence as related to high quality care and education.                                                               

Designing Environments for Children: Students design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all children.     

Effective Guidance and Assessment: Students apply effective observation, assessment, guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social and emotional development.


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