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Welcome to the Child Studies Department

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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.


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Child Studies Career Paths

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Infant-Toddler Caregiver
  • Instructional Aide
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Parent Educator
  • Early Childhood Program Director
  • Early Interventionist
  • Teacher Assistant
last published: 4/1/18