Child Development Department

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"The proper time to influence the
character of a child is about a
hundred years before he is born."

Dean Inge


Quality childcare is an urgent need in California and across the nation.   Recent research has brought the importance of the early years in a child's development to the forefront of public awareness.    The Mt. SAC Child Development Program offers an excellent foundation in the core competencies essential to a career working with infants, families, and young chidlren.   The many certificate programs provide a basis for entry into the field or transfer to a four-year program.  Make a difference in the life of a child by pursuing a career in this exciting and profoundly rewarding and important profession.  

Best Regards, 
Kathy Watanabe & Doug Hughey 
Co-Chairs of the Child Development Department
Picture of Co-Chair Kathy Watanabe. Picture of Co-Chair Doug Hughey.
  Kathy Watanabe 
Doug Hughey 


The mission of the Child Development Department is to educate students in Early Care and Education and to support them in achieving their personal, career and professional goals. 

The Child Development Department has estabished these as their goals:
  1. Research and establish paths and structures for program-to-program transfer.
  2. Increase student completion rates in our program's certificates and degree.
  3. Increase student awareness of the CD permit requirements and the application process.
  4. Maintain a classroom and teaching environment that supports exemplary programs and services.
  5. Increase awareness of the CD program to potential students and surrounding communities.
  6. Continue the integral relationship with the Child Development Department and the Child Development Center & Laboratory School.

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: 909.274.7500 • TTY: 909.594.3447
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