The Child Development Program prepares individuals for various levels of employment in child development centers, preschools, recreation centers, public school settings, Head Start programs, family and in-home daycare and other areas where caring for young children is the principle function. The program integrates theoretical and empirical concepts of development with field and laboratory experiences.
Goals of the Child Development Program are to provide students with an awareness, appreciation and inclusive understanding of variables influencing the development of children.
The Child Development Program offers each student opportunities to:
- Acquire necessary units for the Child Development Associate in Arts degree, Early Childhood Education AS-T, Liberal Arts: Child Development degree and Child Development Permits
- Participate in a Student Teacher Training program at the LASC Child Development Center Laboratory School and local Child Development Centers
- Receive assistance from quality improvement programs such as The California Early Childhood Mentor Program (CECMP) and The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC)
- Receive grants, stipends, and participate in professional workshops, training, and conferences.
In addition, the faculty and staff provide a very positive learning environment to enhance and ensure student’s success. They take pride in offering a comprehensive Child Development Program.
The field of early childhood education needs well trained passionate and creative educators to provide high quality and respectful services to diverse children and families in a variety of settings. At LASC, students receive the education, training, and support services needed to be successful early childhood educators.
Child Development Center Enrollment Application
To enroll a child into the Child Development Center, complete the below application:
Child Development Center Teacher Training Program
Students who want to gain practical experience while taking child development classes to complete academic/vocational goals, can apply to our teacher training program.
(323) 241-5000 - Child Development Center
(323) 241-5023 - Child Development Program Chair LaShawn Brinson
(323) 241-5030 - Child Development Department,
(323) 241-5022 - Child Development Curriculum Resource Lab,