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Child Development and Educational Studies




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The child development discipline offers coursework and degrees leading to a wide range of careers with children. As our society requires more parents to work outside the home, the demand will continue to grow for high-quality dependable child care. Students who complete the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate are prepared for employment in infant/toddler centers or private preschools. The School Age Certificate prepares students for employment in before- and after-school centers and recreation programs. The Child Development Teacher Permit, which requires 16 additional units in general education beyond the certificate, allows students to teach in state- or federally-funded child care and development programs. Permits are not issued by Gavilan College, but by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


Last modified: July 23, 2014
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