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The Merritt College Child Development Department prepares effective early care and education professionals to provide quality programs and services to children, families and the community.
Are you ready to become an Early Care and Education Provider?
Begin or Complete Your AA Degree in Child Development
THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT MERRITT COLLEGE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING YOU WITH QUALITY TRAINING.
In order to meet your needs, Merritt College’s Child Development Program offers classes in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends. Classes are offered in various locations and in languages other than English.
Classes prepare students to function in a variety of early childhood programs and to facilitate quality-learning experiences for young children. Perspectives on developmentally appropriate practices, cultural competence and professional advancement within the childcare field are primary to the program. Current theory and research, cultural influences and a supervised laboratory provide students a chance to discover their most effective and unique roles with children.
The program enjoys the reputation of graduating sensitive, knowledgeable and caring individuals who make positive contributions to our community’s children and families.
Child Development Degrees
- Associate of Arts in Child Development
- Associate in Science for Transfer in Early Childhood Education
Child Development Certificates
- Certificate of Achievement in Teacher
- Certificate of Proficiency in Associate Teacher
- Certificate of Proficiency in Assistant Teacher
- Family Child Care Provider
- Infant/Toddler Specialist