The Merritt College Child Development Department prepares effective early care and education professionals to provide quality programs and services to children, families, and the community. Some of the highlights of the program are:


Our Program

A wide variety of degree and certificate programs that give students the opportunity to work with children of different ages in providing quality learning experiences as teachers, childcare providers, and infant/toddler specialists.

An on-campus Lab School to provide students with the hands-on experience of practicing what they learn in a real-life setting.

Classes offered in various locations and in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings for the convenience of students’ schedules; bilingual classes offered at Fruitvale.

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