Child Development Department

"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, 
Darlene Landeros & Doug Hughey 
Co-Chairs of the Child Development Department