Registration for Spring 2024 is Open! Enroll Now!

In Spring 2024, we are offering face-to-face, Hyflex, and online courses.  We have many options for classes at the Fallbrook and Escondido Education Centers, in addition to San Marcos’ main campus!

Child Growth & Development
6:00 -9:10 p.m.
1/29 - 2/24
This program offers the best of both worlds,
featuring class meetings only ONCE per week
with the rest online! These are the units
needed to start work in childcare and
preschool programs, so register NOW for one,
two, three, or all four classes!
Want More Info?
Contact CHDV/EDUC Dept. Chair,
Dr. Laurel Anderson with questions
Child, Family, & Community
6:00 -9:10 p.m.
2/26 - 3/23
Guidance for Young Children
6:00 -9:10 p.m.
4/1 - 4/27
ECE Curriculum Experiences:
6:00 -9:10 p.
Hyflex  Classes Spring 24
CHDV 100    9:35am - 11:00am   #30563
CHDV 182   11:10am - 12:35pm    #31982

CHDV 104   9:35am - 11:00am     #35496
CHDV 115   11:10am - 12:35pm    #31393
Spring 24 Classes in Escondido room 202:

CHDV 100    9:35am - 11:00am   #30563
CHDV 182   11:10am - 12:35pm    #31982
CHDV 104   9:35am - 11:00am     #35496
CHDV 115   11:10am - 12:35pm    #31393

Not Sure Which Classes to Take??
See Gina Wilson During All Stuent Office Hours

Child Development Student Office Hours
All Student Hours take place with CHDV professor Gina Wilson in classroom MD 104.
All Child Development students will be welcome to drop in! Get help with any of your Child Development classes and assignments, and enrolling in your next courses.

Or, Attend one of our CHDV Advising Sessions

Use this Zoom link to access the Virtual Advising Sessions at the time of the event.

Advising sessions for CHDV Spring 2024 courses. 12/6 and 1/10 6-7pm in Zoom

or Contact CHDV & EDU Department Chair Laurel Anderson at


Important Dates and Reminders!

Finishing your Certificate or Degree? Complete the Petition for Graduation form! – Have you completed or are enrolled in all the classes needed to earn a certificate or degree? Make sure that you apply for your certificate/degree using the Petition for Graduation Form by February 28 for Spring Graduation. Check out this quick video by Jenny Fererro explains the Petition for Graduation Process 

Attention current CHDV students – Check to see if you qualify!
Apply for the Child Development  Training Consortium Educational Support Grant:
1. Students who are employed in the childcare/early childhood education field in CA and taking classes towards their permit, certificate, or degree.
2. Students enrolled in two of the following courses during the same semester: CHDV 100, 105, 106, 115, 182, 184, 185
3. Students enrolled in CHDV 201 or 201A

Students who fall in one of these 3 categories can receive payment after the end of the semester- reimbursement rates usually range from $20-$40 per unit, for each Fall and Spring Semester. Qualifying students must apply online Full details are available on our Child Development Training Consortium webpage 

*Applications are now closed for Fall, but this grant opportunity will be available for students in the Spring!

Service Learning at Palomar

Do you need to complete a Service Learning Project for one of your Child Development Classes? Are you interested in learning about more organizations in our community that help children and families? Visit our Service Learning Website.

Our Next Service Learning Fair will by on Thursday, February 8, 10:30am -1:00pm at the San Marcos Campus outdoor quad, by the clocktower. Free parking will be available during the event in lots 1 & 2. 

ESL Support for Child Development

Free ESL Tutoring is available for all Palomar College students! ESL Tutors can offer support in writing, reading, grammar, pronunciation and conversation practice for any Palomar College class. Support is also available for learning how to use Canvas, MyPalomar, email, and more!
We also offer a specific ESL course specifically designed to help you with your Child Development Courses! If you have questions about this course, please contact Tina Parker at 760-744-1150, Ext. 2258.

ESL SUPPORT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENTFALL 2023ESL 95/N ESL 995 ESL SUPPORT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT(ESL 95, 1 unit)Asynchronous online class Optional Zoom meetings on Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.August 21st - October 14, 2023★Prepare for and succeed in Child Development (CHDV) courses.•Reading and writing support.•Vocabulary-learning strategies•APA formatting and citations★Open to all ESL students interested or enrolled in CHDV courses
CONTACTTina Parker at 760-744-1150, Ext. 2258

Palomar’s ECE Lab School is Hiring!

Would you like to be a part of the teaching staff at one of the best preschools in San Diego County? Apply now for immediate job openings at the Palomar Early Childhood Education Lab School! Please submit your application to Tamara Holthaus (ECELS Coordinator) via email at

Please submit your application to Tamara Holthaus (ECELS Coordinator) via email at

Teacher and Teacher Assistant Positions Are Available!

Palomar’s ECE Lab School is Enrolling New Children!

Both Palomar ECE Lab Schools on the San Marcos Campus and Escondido campus now have a reduced or tuition-free* California State Preschool Program for children ages 2 1/2 – 5 years!

Includes a reduced or tuition-free*,
California State Preschool Program
(CSPP) for children ages 2 ½ – 5 yearsIncluye un programa de preescolar del estado
de California (CSPP) reducido o gratuito* para
niños de 2 ½ a 5 años.

Please visit the ECE Lab School website  for additional information on our programs, including fees and funding options.


Palomar Partnership with EUSD

Palomar Child Development & Education Department is partnering with Escondido Union School District.
Work as a paraeducator and get your degree for free! Visit EUSD P3 Program Website for more information.

Please watch our CHDV Welcome Video 

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We wish you a safe, healthy, and prosperous semester!

Interested in taking classes at Palomar but you need care for your child in order to do so?

Easter Seals provides free childcare to parents who are in school or working. Contact them directly to see if you qualify! Call 714 294 2807

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