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Child Development and Education

Diane Advising


Department Advising

Our faculty offers department advising to department students seeking to complete our programs.  Advising includes familiarizing students with campus and community services that enhance a student's educational experience at De Anza. 

Advising includes, but is not limited to,

  • Child Development Permit
  • Child Development certificate programs and degree requirements
  • Course sequence
  • Foreign transcript review information
  • Early Childhood Education Transfer Degree
  • Resources to be successful as a student
Declare a major, take the placement tests, attend a campus student orientation, and
visit a Counselor to complete your Education Plan. 
Visit Counseling webpage for information. 

  To access the list of department faculty visit instructor.

Winter 2018

Email instructors for an appointment or check the office hour schedule posted in the CDC reception area.

Faculty Email Day Time Location
Full-Time Faculty        
Li Wei Sun     CD2-21d
Nellie Vargas     CD2-21e
Mayra Cruz     CD2-21c
Jayanti Tambe     CD3-38
Part-Time Faculty        
Fatemeh Zarghami      CD2-21a
Jila Malek     CD2-21a

Child Development Training consortium CDTCPromotes high quality early education to California's children and families by providing financial and technical assistance to child development students and professionals.At De Anza, the consortium funds are used to provide book vouchers.  For information contact Dr. Li Wei Sun

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) offers six levels of the Child Development Permit, each with its own set of issuance requirements and each authorizing the holder to perform different levels of service in child development programs.

Students interested in applying for a child Development Permit can download the permit application at the Child Development Training Consortium website to access the permit application.

Foreign Transcript Review Need an evaluation of a degree achieved outside of the United States? Take a look at these CCTC approved agencies.


Chair: Dr. Li Wei Sun
Office: CD2-21d
Phone: 408.864.5329



Last Updated: 12/18/17