Child 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 Lemoore College, 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 Lemoore College.


Program Options

Lemoore College offers many certificates and a degree in Child Development. Students can specialize in a range of emphases or choose to earn an Associate's. 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. 

Careers You Could Have

With a Lemoore College education, the sky’s the limit. Explore the career options available to our Child Development graduates.
  • Childcare Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Childcare Center Supervisor 
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Home-Based Childcare Provider
  • Associate Teacher
  • Social Worker

Helpful Resources

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