West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Child Studies

(408) 741-2013
Department Location

Department Faculty

Department Chair:

Katherine Moore-Wines 

Division: Applied Arts and Science

Division Chair:
Hurd, Diane
(408) 741-2110

Child Studies Department

The students enrolled in Child Studies courses at West Valley College can make a difference in the lives of children and the future.  Courses are offered in the morning, afternoons, evenings, and weekends with focus on theory, research, and program practice. Financial aid, tuition and book subsidy, on-campus childcare, and childcare tuition subsidy are available. Most courses prepare students to transfer to the CSU system and into a Bachelor’s degree program.

The variety of certificates and AS degree prepares students to work in the following settings:

  • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • Family Child Care
  • Before/After School Care
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Childhood Program Administration


Introduction to Child Studies featuring Terry Shue
Watch the introduction to Child Studies video featuring Terry Shue

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