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Child Development Program


Mission College offers an academic program for careers with children and a Child Development Center Lab  that accommodates student training and provides child care for faculty, staff, students and the community. Our facility is currently closed due to the Pandemic.


AS Degrees & Certificates

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Child Development Academic Program

We offer degrees and certificates for future teachers about how to effectively work with children.

Our Programs
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Child Development Center Lab

Look inside our Child Development Center with individualized classrooms, offices, and an outdoor play area.

Our Lab

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When is the CDC Open? Can I Visit?

During normal times, our Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Parents and visitors are welcome to schedule a visit. We suggest parents park in Lot B and buy a parking permit. Please call ahead or stop by the office to schedule a tour of the facility.

Highlights of our degree program

  • On-site Lab Schools.
  • Completed AS/Certificate Requirements meet State Matrix Child Development.
  • Permit Requirements.

Childcare for Mission College Students

Our Child Development Center provides discounted services for Mission College students with children. See this page for details on students with children.

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It's KPIX's Paul Deanno!

Emmy award winning meteorologist Paul Deanno from KPIX read his children's book "Wow Weather" to the CDC children.

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Additional Programs of Interest

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Nutritional Science

Interested in making sure children eat properly? Check out our nutritional science classes.

Nutrition Classes
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ESL for Child Care

Do you have trouble with the English language? Our ESL classes can help. Check out our options.

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