The Mendocino College Child Development Program prepares students for various careers working directly with children and families in public and private programs. The Child Development Program may also serve as a beginning for students planning to attend a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Early Childhood Education is a profession full of purpose and personal reward. Research shows that children who attend high-quality early childhood programs are more likely to be ready for school and successful in life. Come gain the knowledge and skills needed by the high-quality professionals working with young children today.
Early Childhood Education provides a wide array of career opportunities for working with children and their families. These opportunities include becoming a:
- Preschool teacher
- Infant/toddler caregiver
- Assistant teacher
- Site supervisor
- Center director
- Family childcare provider