Child Development and Family Studies

Early childhood education, K-12 and CTE teacher preparation and school-age/youth worker development are rapidly growing fields. Increasing public awareness of the importance of quality early childhood education, research on the importance of early brain development, research on the importance of quality settings for children and youth and awareness of the need for a well prepared K-12 teacher workforce that is grounded in both child development principles and subject matter content and changes in family structure and employment patterns have all increased the demand for child development services. Professionally educated teachers, teachers' aides, caregivers, school-age and youth workers, administrators, and related staff are in demand. Our primary objective is to prepare students for these careers or university transfer.

Career choices include working directly with children in infant and toddler programs, preschools, or school-age, before and after-school programs, youth settings or working indirectly on behalf of children in administrative positions. Students may also transfer to a four-year college to obtain a BA/BS and K-12 classroom teaching credentials or pursue a career in a related field.

Professional Development Project

Career support, advising, counseling, job information and professional development opportunities for individuals interested in developing and maintaining a career in early childhood education is available at the SF Early Childhood Development Project.

Early Childhood Workforce Pathway Project

Members of the ECE workforce in San Francisco interested in graduating from CCSF and transferring to SFSU are supported through the provision of academic counseling, career advising, linkages to community resources. For more information please contact or call 415-452-5605.

California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry

Students and members of the workforce are encouraged to join the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry. Visit for information and call us at 415-452-5605 for additional information.

Employment Services

This short video offers a wonderful introduction as you explore career options:

View CCSF Career Services Introduction Video

Handshake has officially launched here at CCSF. This new platform will give our students access to roughly 3.5 million job and internship postings from a global network of over 550k employers, all of whom are specifically interested in recruiting college students and recent graduates. 

  • Single sign on so you can use your CCSF log in 
  • Fully integrated mobile application for easy access 
  • Searchable and real-time job opportunities 
  • Messaging system that connects you with fellow students as well as employers so you can grow your network and learn about exciting opportunities!