Congratulations Class of 2020!
Child Development and Education
The AS-T in Early Childhood Education and A.S. in Early Childhood Education at Saddleback College are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, www.naeyc.org. The accreditation term runs from Spring 2018 through Spring 2025.
The department offers multiple pathways for students considering work with children prenatally through age 18 and their families in diverse settings. Coursework focuses on examining theory and applying it to practice to support learning and development outcomes that are educationally, developmentally, and culturally appropriate. Certificates, degrees, and courses in the CDE Department are aligned with state requirements, prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provide professional development opportunities.
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