Mission College Child Development

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Dept Chair: Camilla Valenzuela-Weiberg
Email: camilla.valenzuela@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5256
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Liberal Studies
Div Chair: Keith Johnson

With both A.S. Degree and Certificate Programs, Child Development at Mission College prepares the successful student for a career in Family Child Care, Child Development, or teaching/teacher aide positions at the Infant-Todler or Early Childhood levels. Full degree/certifcate information and career path options are listed on the Academic Program page.

The Child Development Program also includes the Child Development Instructional Lab with full-time and part-time programs for eligible children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Parents and visitors are welcome to schedule classroom visits.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: Parents will be satisfied with the services provided to their child at the MC CDC.
SAO 2: CHD 008A & 008B Practicum Students will be satisfied with their CDC Lab experience.
SAO 3: Children will be developmentally on track for their age levels according to the measures of their Desired Results Developmental Profiles.


This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.