Child Development

Early Childhood Education Department

Photo of a woman with a young girl who is drawing

Is studying early childhood education right for you?

There is not one "right" type of person who should study early childhood education (also known as child development) but research has shown that having some of the following characteristics contributes to success in working with children and families.

Early childhood educators work with children ages birth to eight in a variety of different types of programs.

The field of early childhood education or E.C.E. includes teachers and child care providers, family support workers, home visitors, parent educators and more.

It is widely known that experiences in early childhood strongly affect human development. Those caring for and educating young children have a tremendous responsibility.


Child Care Assistant

Child Care Associate Teacher

Child Care Teacher

Child Care Master Teacher

Child Care Site Supervisor

Infant Toddler Specialist

Children’s Center Teacher

Family Child Care Provider

Early Care Setting Program Director/Administrator


Certificate of Achievement-Level 2

ECE - Inclusion Specialist Certificate

ECE - Teacher Track Certificate

AS in Early Childhood Education

AS-T in Early Childhood Education

AA-T Elementary Teacher Education

Child Development Permit


ECE 016 - Storytelling for Children

ECE 017 - Language Development and Early Literacy

ECE 018 - Children’s Literature and Early Literacy

ECE 020 - Observation and Assessment Methods in ECE

ECE 101 - Introduction to Curriculum

ECE 101B - Practicum in ECE

ECE 102 - Introduction to Early Childhood Programs

ECE 103 - Child Studies Student Teaching

ECE 104 - Arts, Crafts, Creative Activities

ECE 105 - Language Experiences for Children

ECE 106 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs I

ECE 107 - Child, Family, and Community

ECE 108 - Health and Safety in Child Care

ECE 109 - Rhythm, Music, Movement Activities for Children

ECE 110 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs II

ECE 142 - Supervising Adults-The Mentor Teacher

ECE 145 - Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

ECE 146 - Child Guidance and Discipline

ECE 147 - Teaching Young Children in a Diverse Society

ECE 149 - Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in ECE Programs

ECE 150 - Practicum Experience in an Inclusive Classroom

ECE 191 - Infant Toddler Development

ECE 195 - The School Age Child: Development, Behavior, Curriculum Activities

Early Childhood Education Program Student Learning Outcomes

    • Analyze current requirements and standards for early childhood educators and early care and education programs.

    • Design daily schedules and classroom interactions with children consistent with current knowledge of child development.

    • Document and assess the needs of individual children in early care and education settings.

    • Plan and implement classroom-based activities consistent with a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

    • Communicate effectively with children, parents, and coworkers verbally and in writing.

    • Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical standards required to function successfully in early care and education programs.

​Contact Us

Monette Reyes

Faculty, ECE

(408) 298-2181 x3552


Elizabeth Ramirez Sharpe

Faculty, ECE

(408) 298-2181 x3629


Madhavi Sudarsana

Faculty, ECE

(408) 298-2181 x3844

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