The Grossmont College Child Development
Program is designed to provide courses which lead toward an
Associate Degree and/or Certificate in Child Development. The
program offers the opportunity to learn about developmentally
appropriate education and services for young children. It emphasizes
curriculum planning for children from infancy through school age,
guidance techniques, special needs of children and families,
creative learning, health and safety education, administration of
child development programs and current issues in the field.
The department philosophy is based upon these beliefs for children:
Children learn best through play.
Children learn best in an atmosphere
designed to foster self-esteem.
Children thrive in an environment which
integrates the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and creative
aspects of development and values diversity.
Children's development is enhanced by
partnership with school, home and community.
The courses are appropriate for early
childhood teachers, aides, administrators, childcare professionals of
all kinds, parents, nurses, or any person interacting with young
For further information contact:
Child Development Program Coordinator