Child Development and Family Studies

General Information

The Child Development and Family Studies Department provides educational curriculum for adult students interested in entering or continuing education for careers with children and provides services to support the needs of children and families from diverse backgrounds. The Department offers a wide variety of credit, noncredit and grant-funded programs and services that further adult understanding of how children learn, grow and develop, including: educational and practicum experiences for adults, quality ECE programs for infants, preschoolers and school-age children, and youth, parent education programs at varied times and community locations throughout San Francisco, and transfer courses for students interested in K – 12 teach­ing, CTE teaching and related careers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will become prepared to work in group or individual settings with children and youth.
  • Students will understand appropriate practice and planning nec­essary to meet the needs of children in group settings.
  • Students will be able to support children in their development and will be able to create environments for growth.





Noncredit Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

Child Development

Credit, Degree Applicable Courses

Infancy and Early Childhood

Noncredit Courses

Preschool and School-Age Children

Noncredit Courses


Noncredit Courses