Child Development and Educational Studies
The child development discipline offers coursework and degrees leading to a wide range of careers with children. As our society requires more parents to work outside the home, the demand will continue to grow for high-quality dependable child care. Students who complete the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate are prepared for employment in infant/toddler centers or private preschools. The School Age Certificate prepares students for employment in before- and after-school centers and recreation programs. The Child Development Teacher Permit, which requires 16 additional units in general education beyond the certificate, allows students to teach in state- or federally-funded child care and development programs. Permits are not issued by Gavilan College, but by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students who see a career in teaching or human services as their goal may wish to pursue an Associate in Arts Degree. More rigorous General Education requirements distinguish the transfer-level Liberal Arts/Elementary Education AA degree from the AA in Child Development, and students who complete the transfer degree will be prepared to enter many universities and colleges with upper division status.
Register for Summer/Fall 2016 Classes Online
In Person Registration:
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 8-11:30 a.m.
Morgan Hill and Hollister:
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Current Courses: Fall 2016
|10211||CD 1||PRIN/PHIL EC EDUC||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||T||Child Development Center 100|
|10215||CD 2||EARLY CHILD DEVELOP||Bumgarner, Marlene A||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||online|
|10280||CD 2||EARLY CHILD DEVELOP||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||3:30 pm - 6:40 pm||M||Christopher High School B101|
|10282||CD 3||CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT||Bumgarner, Marlene A||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||online|
|10217||CD 4||OBSERVING CHILDREN||STAFF, STAFF||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||M||Hollister Briggs Building Room 4|
|10218||CD 5||CHILD/FAMILY/COMMUN||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||11:20 am - 12:45 pm||MW||Child Development Center 100|
|10249||CD 7||CHILD FAMILY DIVERSE SOCIETY||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||T||Business Building 103|
|10233||CD 8A||AMER ED CHG WORLD||Malaspina, Barbara||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||M||Morgan Hill Gavilan 4|
|10247||CD 9||CHLD HLTH/NUTR/SAFE||Alonzo, Susan||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:45 am - 12:55 pm||F||Child Development Center 100|
|10212||CD 11A||ADMIN/PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN||Malaspina, Barbara||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||W||Morgan Hill Gavilan 4|
|10833||CD 13||INFANT/TODDLER CARE||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:10 pm||W||Child Development Center 100|
|10213||CD 14A||WORK W/SCH AGE CHLD||Hoshiko, Mary E||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||online|
|10693||CD 18||OUTDOOR CLASSROOM||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:00 pm||F||Child Development Center 100|
|10248||CD 19||INTRO CAREERS/CHLDN||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||12:55 pm - 3:00 pm||W||Child Development Center 100|
|10229||CD 20||CHILDREN'S LAN/LIT||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:45 am - 12:55 pm||R||Child Development Center 100|
|10303||CD 23||INDEPENDENT STUDY||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||Child Development Center|
|10829||CD 25A||ART METHODS||McGinnis, Robin||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:00 am - 1:15 pm||F||Art Building 102|
|10901||CD 25B||CONCEPT ART METHODS||McGinnis, Robin||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:00 am - 1:15 pm||F||Art Building 102|
|10289||CD 30A||STUDENT TEACHING I||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||R||Child Development Center 100|
|10695||CD 30B||STUDENT TEACHING II||Boss, Claire||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm||R||Child Development Center 100|
|10290||CD 32||INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:45 am - 12:55 pm||T||Child Development Center 100|
|10258||CD 40||CHILD DEVELOPMENT||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||9:45 am - 11:10 am||MW||Child Development Center 100|
|10261||CD 40||CHILD DEVELOPMENT||Sutton, Karen J||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||online|
|10694||CD 160||CHILD CARE 1ST AID||Alonzo, Susan||Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 07, 2016||6:00 pm - 9:05 pm||F||Child Development Center 110|
|10304||CD 190||OCC WK WEX-CD||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||Child Development Center|
|10305||CD 190||OCC WK WEX-CD||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||Child Development Center|
|10306||CD 190||OCC WK WEX-CD||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||Child Development Center|
|10307||CD 190||OCC WK WEX-CD||Henrickson, Pat||Aug 29, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016||Child Development Center|
Gavilan CDES Degrees:
AST-Early Childhood Education
AA-Liberal Arts-Elementary Education Emphasis
Certificates of Achievement:
Early Childhood Education
School Age Child Care
Early Intervention Assistant
- Child Development Training Consortium
- Nat'l Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
- Calif. Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
- Community Care Licensing
- Santa Clara County CARES
- San Benito County CARES
- Early Childhood Mentor Project
- National Afterschool Association
- California School Age Consortium
(408) 848-4801 fax
Send questions or comments to Pat Henrickson at
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING CONSORTIUM
If you are currently working with children in a licensed program you may be eligible to receive CDTC funds to support taking college classes to earn a Children's Center Permit or qualify for a higher permit.
Check out the information at www.childdevelopment.org!
CA Early Childhood Mentor Program
If you are a high quality early childhood educator and would like to work with preservice child development students, contact Pat for information regarding the support you can receive from the Early Childhood Mentor Program.
If you are a child development student and needing support as you enter the field of early childhood education, contact Pat for information regarding the support you can receive from the Early Childhood Mentor Program.