The Child Development pathway is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in the field of
child care and development for infants, toddlers, and young children. Students study child growth
and development, safety and emergency procedures, nutrition and health practices, positive
interaction and guidance techniques, learning theories, and developmentally appropriate practices
and curriculum activities. Students apply this knowledge in a variety of early childhood programs,
such as child development laboratories, public and private preschools, family day care settings, and
recreational facilities. Students completing the program may apply for the Child Development
Assistant Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.