Child and Adolescent Development

When you have the passion and drive to make a difference in young lives, a career in child development is an incredibly rewarding option. A great stepping stone to such a career begins at West Hills College Coalinga, where you can study in our Child Development program.

The program offers a complete background in child growth and development, teaching you how to work with culturally diverse families, address the needs of children at risk through early intervention and create curriculum that’s appropriate for young children. These skills will translate to potential jobs in federal, state, nonprofit or private early childhood education programs. You’ll also be eligible to qualify for certificates of achievement through West Hills, a child development permit from the state of California as well as commission for teacher preparation and licensing.

Get started in early childhood development today at West Hills College Coalinga.


Program Options

West Hills College Coalinga offers many certificates in Child Development.  Students can specialize in a range of emphases. Whether you are interested in becoming a preschool teacher, starting your own childcare business, or supervising a daycare center, West Hills has a program for you.  

* This program option is not eligible for federal student aid funding. Students who pursue this program option may seek financial assistance from the California Promise Grant which can help pay for enrollment fees if eligible.

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Careers You Could Have

You already know you have the seeds of success within you. West Hills can help you grow them into a rewarding career. Are you ready to take the next step?
  • Childcare worker
  • Preschool teacher
  • Teaching assistant
  • Childcare center supervisor
  • Family support specialist
  • Home-based childcare provider

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