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An understanding of early development is a prerequisite for many career options. You may prepare yourself to

Serve children directly 

  • elementary school teacher
  • kindergarten teacher
  • pediatric nurse
  • speech therapist
  • teacher's aide
  • home childcare provider
  • pediatrician
  • child psychologist

Serve families directly 

  • social worker
  • adoption worker
  • family therapist
  • parent educator
  • special needs case manager

Organize services 

  • school principal
  • recreation leader
  • education program consultant
  • licensing analyst
  • child development center director

Provide information

  • children's librarian
  • referral agency specialist
  • in-service training specialist
  • instructional technologist
  • college instructor

Create or influence public policy or services 

  • family court lawyer
  • education columnist
  • playground designer
  • educational equipment designer
  • child advocate
  • children's media specialist
  • mediator
  • educational equipment manufacturer

Ask one of the Child Development and Education instructors to be your adviser when you are making career decisions and selecting classes in our department.

Visit the De Anza Counseling and Advising Center to assess your degree or
transfer progress and to familiarize yourself with the college's General Education requirements.

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