ABOUT THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
The Child Development Department at Palomar College is a comprehensive program within the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division. The department offers an AA degree and several certificates in Child Development. The Child Development Department prepares students for employment as preschool teachers, day care providers, directors, elementary school teachers, and other child development careers, such as trainers and consultants, that focus on the child, from birth to age 8.
The Child Development Department is a highly successful program at Palomar College. The department works closely with the Child Development Center on campus, as well as many other childcare sites in the community, by placing students to observe and/or participate with young children. The department oversees the operations of the Child Development Centers at the Palomar College San Marcos and Escondido sites. The department also directs the Child Development Training Consortium and the California Early Childhood Mentor Program. Additionally, the department works with the AB212 Cares Program, which operates through the YMCA.
All of the programs and opportunities offered by the Child Development Department benefit students at Palomar College, as well as community members, through education, experience, financial assistance, and high quality child care.
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