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Welcome to Child Develoment


Nov. 5, 2015
Student Information Session (PDF)

Nov. 19, 2015
Fall Into Fun (PDF)

Dec. 5, 2015
Adult, Infant & Child CPR Training (PDF)



CD 4 & 7 Updates!! (PDF)

Child Development Program Booklet 2014-2015 (PDF)

CD Certificates & Permit Workshop (PDF)

Child Development Permit Matrix via CDTC Website

Child Development Workforce Initiative (CD WFI) Application - formerly CAST

Affective Spring 2015 

ATTENTION CD MAJORS!!  We are offering a NEW degree!

AS-T in Early Childhood Education

(Program Code 130509, State Code 32741)

Students completing the Associate in AS-T in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation at most CSUs in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, or related major with a junior status. The AS-T in Early Childhood Education provides the students with the knowledge and experiences necessary to work as a teacher in a variety of early childhood settings. Students will be able

to develop, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum (0 to 8 years old) in an early childhood class- room. Students will be able to apply effective guidance strategies and teaching skills in the early childhood classroom (0 to 8 years old) that fosters young children’s emotional, cognitive and physical development. Students will identify and apply professional behaviors and ethical standards when working with children, families, staff, colleagues and communities. Students will analyze strategies that promote and support collaboration between programs, families and communities.

Required Courses

  • Ch Dev 1* Ch Dev 2 Ch Dev 7 Ch Dev 10 Ch Dev 11 Ch Dev 22* Ch Dev 34* Ch Dev 42
  • Child Growth and Development 3 
  • Early Childhood Principles and Practices 3 
  • Introduction to Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3 
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition 3 
  • Child, Family and Community 3 
  • Practicum in Child Development I  4 
  • Observation and Assessment 3 
  • Teaching in a Diverse Society 3

             Total: 25 


Welcome to the Los Angeles Valley College Child Development Department website! This site has been designed to help guide you in making choices regarding academic and employment opportunities. Throughout the site, you will also find a list of valuable resources to assist you as a student or member of the childhood workforce. Take a look around!

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Our Objective & Mission Statement

Our goal is to prepare students with the practical experience necessary to become competent members of the early childhood workforce. Through emphasizing theory and best practices, students will be provided an in-depth understanding of the whole child in relation to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.