- Course, certificate, degree and transfer information
- Careers with children and youth
- Student support programs and resources
- Services, child care and programs for parents.
A. Credit Courses in Child Development and Family Studies
A full range of credit course work featuring over 100 sections of
courses on child development topics, leading to an AS degree with a
major in Child Development, or certificates in various interest areas.
An AS-T degree is also available for students interested in transfer.
Courses are offered during the day, evenings and weekends at most of
the CCSF sites throughout the City. Course and schedule information
can be obtained by calling (415) 239-3172 or (415) 452-5605, or
through the schedule of classes at CCSF.
B. Certificates, Permits, Degrees, Credentials
The Child Development & Family Studies Department offers many
certificates for CDEV professionals. The certificates are tied to
specific areas of expertise recognized by employers and the field.
Additionally, students can earn Child Development Permits by
completing courses at CCSF. The Department hosts PDP advisors who can
certify permit applications for the California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing. The Department also offers an AS degree in Child
Development and a wide range of courses that support transfer to 4
year colleges and universities. Students can also enroll in
pre-credential, lower division courses required for the K-12 teaching
credentials in California. We are here to support your college and
C. Transfer and Graduation
Counselors are available to meet with CDEV students to develop
Educational Plans, submit graduation and certificate applications and
obtain transfer, graduation and academic support. Specific cohort
programs and student support efforts funded by a wide range of funders
are available to assist CDEV students interested in transfer,
graduation, permit application support and career development. Please
call (415) 452-5605 for a counseling appt. in CDEV.
A. Family Child Care Training Program
Courses, resources and services specifically for family child care
providers are available through the department. Specific classes are
offered each semester for family child care providers Most FCC courses
are numbered as "CDEV 41" classes and most are 1 unit and
are offered at nights, on the weekends and bi-lingually. Check the
on-line class schedule for course offerings.
B. Special Needs Project
We believe that all children deserve an equitable education and we
strive to help make that a reality by offering high-quality coursework
and support for special educators.The Special Needs Program offers
integrated and content-specific coursework to professional early
childhood and K-12 educators with the vision of more effectively
teaching and supporting children with exceptional needs and their
families in San Francisco. Courses that lead to a Special Needs
Certificate are available on a wide variety of topics each semester.
As San Francisco moves towards more inclusive settings for children
with a wide variety of special needs, all educators will need
additional content and support. View our class schedule in CDEV for a
list of current offerings or contact Tracy Burt at email@example.com for specific
C. SF Early Childhood Professional Development Project
A resource & support center designed to assist early childhood
professionals with career, permit, coursework, & employment
information. Academic counselors and career advisors are available to
meet with students. Advisors can povide career and CDEV permit
assistance. Academic counselors can assist with developing educational
plans, transfer and graduation plans and certificate applications.
Call (415) 452-5605 for an appt. or visit us in MUB 247 on the Main
Campus or contact Kathleen White at firstname.lastname@example.org
D. Teacher Prep Center
Individuals interested in becoming K-12 teachers can receive
advising, pathway and transfer support, resources and information on
related activities including, mentoring, Future Teachers Club, field
experience opportunities and specific course offerings for future
teachers. Call (415) 239-3890, or visit us in MUB 247 on the Main
Campus or email email@example.com ;
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
E. Safe Start
Enroll in CDEV 100 and 101 and continue coursework to earn a
certificate in Violence Prevention. Violence prevention training
program and certificate for early childhood professionals. For
information on Safe Start in San Francisco, Child Abuse Prevention and
the Safe Start Campaign visit www.sfcapc.org
F. School-Age and Youth Worker Program
School-Age and Youth Worker Program: Individuals interested in
becoming school-age or youth workers in after school or recreational
settings are encouraged to enroll in courses leading to the Youth
Worker Certificate. Additional courses for youth workers can be found
in a variety of departments, including Health Education and IDST.
Contact us for suggested City College of San Francisco Courses For
School-Age and Youth Workers at (415) 452-5605 or (415)
A. California Early Childhood Mentor Program
Provides a system of teacher and director mentoring in the field of early childhood education statewide. For more information about the services the California Early Childhood Mentor Program provides, contact the state office at Chabot College at www.ecementor.org for statewide Information or contact Sheila Norman at (415) 452-7004 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for local information about the San Francisco Early Childhood Mentor Program at City College of San Francisco.
Please view this youtube video to meet our San Francisco Mentor
team and learn how they can assist you on your academic journey: http://youtu.be/iHxQFJJCLLY
B. Child Development Training Consortium
Supports training and professional growth by offering tuition reimbursement for those working in the field. Also provides reimbursement for the cost of obtaining the child development permit. More information about services the Child Development Training Consortium provides can be obtained at www.childdevelopment.org. For information about class reimbursement at City College of San Francisco call Sheila Norman at (415) 452-7004 or at email@example.com
C. Youth Worker to Teacher
A cohort program, formerly funded by CALGRIP and offered in
partnership with SFSU, the Y2T Program supported students interested
in working with school-age chidren or youth in a range of after-school
or youth settings. Students also received cohort support, tutoring,
mentoring and transfer support to transfer to SFSU and obtain BA/BS
degrees and then teaching credentials. Students were prepared to
obtain an AS degree, a youth worker certificate and/or become transfer
ready. Specific resources were also provided to students interested in
becoming math or science teachers. The Youth Worker Certificate and
courses are still available. Contact the CDEV Dept. for information.
D. METRO Academy Cohort in Child Development
A cohort program designed to support the future workforce in
obtaining an AS degree and transfering to SFSU to obtain a BA/BS
degree. This program offers cohort support, tutoring, mentoring,
faculty learning communities and integrated support to working CDEV
students committed to remaining in the field. It is part of the METRO
Academy model. Contact METRO
Coordinator, Cynthia Fong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
METRO INTEREST FORM If
you would like more information about the Metro program and for us to
send you updates
E. San Francisco Child Care Facilities and Demographic Information
The Child Care Facilities Fund of the Low Income Investment Fund
sponsors a site that maps all child care facilities in San Francisco.
Contact the Fund at (415) 772-9094.
F. Financial Support
CCSF has a variety of financial supports in place for students.
Students should contact Financial Aid and submit a FAFSA in order to
become eligible for federal and state aid programs. The CCSF
Scholarship Office has many scholarships that are available including
several that are specifically for CDEV students. The DEBS Scholarship,
the Kate Rosen Scholarship, the Osher Scholarship and several others
are specific scholarships that CDEV students may be eligible for. For
specific information contact the Financial
Aid or Scholarship Offices at CCSF. Students also can apply for
a payment plan to pay tuition through the Financial Aid office at
A. Child Development Centers
Child Care and Development Centers serve CCSF student - parents and
other families and their children and provide practicum training sites
- NEW Campus Child Development Laboratory School at Ocean Campus
- Preschool and Toddler- BUNG 212 and 213
Child Development Center at the Mission Campus - Preschool
- Rocky Mountain Parent Participation Nursery School - Castro - Preschool
FOR ENROLLMENT and INCOME ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL (415) 561-1895 or email Akiyo Mineo at email@example.com
B. Foster and Kinship Care Education Schedule of Classes
Classes for foster parents offered in the community in collaboration
with the San Francisco Department of Human Services. Information about
foster parenting can be obtained by calling the San Francisco
Department of Human Services Foster Care & Adoption Hotline at
(415) 558-2200. For the latest FOSTER & KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION
CLASS SCHEDULE contact Brenda Wemiz at 415 452 - 5605.
C. Lactation Center
The Child Development & Family Studies Dept. operates Effie's
Room in the Campus Center at BUNG 213 on the Main Campus. The room
provides access to new moms who need to use a private lactation area.
Baby-changing facilities, a refrigerator and privacy are available
during the day. The area is open on a first-come, first serve basis
during the school year or by monthly reservation and is generally open
between 9-4 daily. Funded by the Orfalea Foundation, the lactation
center provides support to new breast-feeding moms who are working or
attending school. Employees and students are invited to use the
facility. Questions on usage can be directed to (415) 452-5903.
D. Parent & Infant and Parent & Child Classes
Adult education classes designed for parents and children at 15
sites throughout the City. Enrollment information can be obtained by
calling 415 239-3172 or to view the list of classes go to the
NON_CREDIT SECTION OF THE CCSF CLASS SCHEDULE AND VIEW THE CHILD
DEVELOPMENT - CHILD OBSERVATION COURSES.
E. Parenting Series for Parents and Guardians
Lectures for parents and guardians on a wide range of parenting
F. Positive Parenting Classes
Classes for meeting court mandated parenting education requirements.
Search the Non-credit section of CDEV inn the current class