The San Diego Community College District offers certificates, degrees and transfer options in the field of Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
- The Family Child Care Certificate offered at City, Mesa, and Miramar and the Home Day Care Certificate offered at Mesa provides skills and knowledge for child care in family settings.
- The Infant/Toddler Care Certificate of Performance offers skills for working with children aged birth to three years.
- The School Age Child Care Certificate of Performance offered at City and Mesa provides training for working with school age children.
The Assistant Teacher
Certificate of Performance prepares an individual to work in public and private child care settings. The Certificate of Achievement options, Associate Teacher, Teacher,
and Master Teacher,
prepare individuals for higher level instructional positions. The Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Master Teacher certificates meet the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits. The Child Development Associate in Science Degrees prepare for teacher, master teacher, director, and site supervisory positions.