Li Wei Sun, Ed.D.

Child Development and Education Dept.
Social Sciences/Humanities Division


Dr. Li Wei Sun received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from New York University, 1986, and her Doctoral degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, 1993.

She has been a master teacher in various types of early childhood programs and has held an associate professor’s position in the Department of Early Childhood Education at National Hsin-Chu Teachers College, Taiwan. She began teaching community college students in 2002 at De Anza.

Since teaching at De Anza, she has supported different community agents including church groups, local libraries, and community services in their parenting and child development activities. She is currently the Campus Coordinator of Child Development Training Consortium and the president of Bay Area Early Childhood Educators Association.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2023

00307CD 10G51ZChild Development (The Early Years)
00316CD 1250ZChild, Family and Community Interrelationships
30262CD 5002YPrinciples and Practices of Teaching Young Children
36270CD 5701YSelf-Assessment for Teachers of Young Children Using Reflective Practice: Field Experience
01872PSYC 10G51ZChild Development (The Early Years)

Fall 2022

00329CD 10G50ZChild Development (The Early Years)
22826CD 122EZChild, Family and Community Interrelationships
23155CD 5052ZPrinciples and Practices of Teaching Young Children
24789CD 5701ZSelf-Assessment for Teachers of Young Children Using Reflective Practice: Field Experience
02148PSYC 10G50ZChild Development (The Early Years)

Faculty Info

Mark Martinelli

Li Wei Sun, Ed.D.

Child Development



CD 2-21d


  • Master’s, Early Childhood Education, New York University, 1986,
  • Doctoral degree in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1993

Office Hours

Spring 2018

  • Wed: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wed: 1:20-2:20 p.m.
  • Tues: 1:20-2:20 p.m.
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