The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Child Development Program is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to prepare themselves for employment or who are currently employed in the Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education field. This curriculum prepares student to teach in programs for children including: private facilities, parent cooperatives, Head Start programs, children’s centers, early education centers, day care, family child care, nursery schools, preschools and infant/toddler or school age programs. In addition, this program also prepares students to transfer to four-year universities in either Child Development or Teacher Education majors.
The Child Development Program offers various educational options. Completion of each program leads to a certificate, transfer option and/or an Associate in Arts degree. With additional general education units and required experience, the student will be eligible for the Child Development Permit as defined under Title 5. Meeting this requirement will enable the student to teach in both Federal and State preschool programs.
Mantoux Test: Some Child Development courses may require you to obtain a Mantoux test for Tuberculosis.The Student Health Center provides this service. Please call ahead for days and times.
Criminal Clearance: In order to fulfill State licensing requirements for employment in private and public programs you must receive a Criminal Clearance to work with young children. Consult with faculty for additional information.
CPR Class: Your employer may require you to take a 15 hour Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation class. This class covers training on basic first aid for infants and children, CPR techniques as well as information on basic health and sanitation procedures.
Child Development Associate in Arts Degree – Plan A (Transfer)
Child Development Associate in Arts Degree – Plan B
Child Development Certificates of Achievement