Child Development Department
This informational page from the Child Development Department is designed to assist your plan course work and to help ensure that your objectives are reached in the most efficient manner. Child Development is a recommended major for those interested in numerous studies.
• Preschool teacher
• Elementary School Teacher
• Family Childcare Provider
• Play Therapist
• Social Worker
• Child Life Specialist
• and many others
Child Development Teacher Permit Certificate (Major Code: A2722)
Master Teacher Permit
Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate Program (Major Code: 02723)
Family Childcare Certificate – Bilingual (English/Spanish) (Major Code: B2725)
Family Support Specialist Certificate Program (Major Code: A2726)
Associate in Arts Degree in Child Development – Transfer Pattern (Major Code: 01750)
Associate in Arts Child Development Teacher (Major Code: B2721)
We have some great classes for Family Childcare Providers at SWC, taught in Spanish with bilingual resources. Students may take from one to 11 courses this fall semester. As soon as you complete the 11 courses they can apply for the Family Childcare Certificate at any time. Click here for more information in English or in Spanish.
In addition to our bilingual program, we also have our Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate Program. Click here for more information in English or in Spanish.
Child Development Resource Center
Located in room 554. The Child Development Resource Center was designed for child development students for studying, assistance in presentations, children's books, games, and activities, research study, equipment check-out, and tutoring. Tutoring available for Child Development students taking child development courses. Bilingual tutoring is also available at the Resource Center.
Child Development Resource Center Hours - Room 554
(619) 421-6700 ext. 5878
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Point Loma Nazarene University Partnership
Southwestern College is partnering with Point Loma Nazarene University to launch an extensive, on-site baccalaureate program with the university that offers students four bachelor degrees at the community college campus. Under the partnership, Southwestern College students who are accepted into Point Loma Nazarene University partnership programs can earn bachelor degrees in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Management & Relational Development, and Child & Adolescent Development without having to leave the Chula Vista district. Click here for more information.