Ready for a fun, fulfilling, and challenging career? Explore your future in the exciting field of Child Development!

At San Diego City College, our vision is that every child plays an intrinsic role in creating a peaceful and just world. Through the use of current research, best practice, and reflection, we are committed to high quality experiences in teaching and learning. We strive to create a foundation for reflective early childhood practitioners who are agents of change in empowering diverse families and communities. We will ensure that you meet state and federal requirements in preparation for an exciting and rewarding career serving children and families. 

Child Development Program Highlights

Meets California Child Development Permit and Licensing Requirements for Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age programs

Offers core courses, which transfer to four-year colleges and universities

Provides opportunities for supervised field experience with children in our on-campus lab school

Articulates with San Diego City Schools ROP Child Development Program 

Earn Your Degree

Associate of Science in Child Development

Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for transfer

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

 • Interpret the processes of child growth and development.

• Examine practices that respect and support inclusion.

• Plan and demonstrate curriculum based on developmentally appropriate practices.

• Model ethical practices with children, families, colleagues and communities as stated in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.



Denise Blaha



Berta Harris



Rebecca Collins



Join us on the journey to equity and empowerment for children and families!