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Welcome to the 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 of our community. Courses are offered in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online with a balance of theory, research, and real-world 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.
Child Studies Career Paths
- Early Childhood Program Director
- Early Interventionist
- Elementary Education
- Family Child Care Provider
- Infant-Toddler Caregiver
- Instructional Aide
- Parent Educator
- Preschool Teacher
- Teacher Assistant