CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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Child Development courses prepare students to work with children, families, and communities in a variety of fields. These may include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Schools, Psychological and Social Services, Pediatric Health, and Child and Family Advocacy. Our certificate programs are aligned with the State of California Early Childhood Permit Matrix and Community Care Licensing requirements.

For detailed information, see the Child Development Website.

Child Development Programs

PROGRAM
CERTIFICATE
DEGREE
   
AA*

Child Development Job Market

Typical Position
Salaries per year*
Child/Family/School Social Workers
$62,300
Social Workers, all other
$46,750
Preschool Teachers
$50,000
Kindergarten Teachers
$46,800
Elementary School Teachers
$43,500

*Information from the California Employment Development Department Survey of Santa Rosa-Petaluma Metropolitan Statistical Area (Sonoma County), Occupational Employment Projections, 2006 – 2016: http://www.edd.ca.gov/