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Child Development

Child Development Program

Mission College offers an academic program for careers with children and a Child Development Center Lab  that accommodates student training and provides child care for faculty, staff, students and the community.

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Child Development Academic Program

We offer a degrees and certificates for future teachers on how to work with children.

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Child Development Center Lab

Take a look inside our Child Development Center with individualized classrooms, offices and an outdoor play area.

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When is the CDC Open? Can I Visit?

Our Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Parents and visitors are welcome to schedule a visit. We suggest parents park in Lot B and buy a parking permit. Please call ahead or stop by the office to schedule a tour of the facility.

Highlights of our degree program
  • On site Lab Schools
  • Completed AS/Certificate Requirements meet State Matrix Child Development Permit Requirements
AS Degrees & Certificates
  • Early Childhood Education AS Degree (degree)
  • Early Childhood Education AS Degree for Transfer (degree)
  • Child Development Permit-Associate Teacher (certificate)
  • Child Development Permit-Teacher/Master Teacher (certificate)
  • Early Intervention Specialist (certificate)

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It's KPIX's Paul Deanno!

Emmy award winning meteorologist Paul Deanno from KPIX read his children's book "Wow Weather" to the CDC children.

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Additional Programs of Interest

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Nutritional Science

Interested in making sure children eat properly? Check out our nutritional science classes.

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ESL for Child Care

Do you have trouble with the English language? Our ESL classes can help!

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Thank you for your interest in Child Development!