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Child Development and Education

About Us

students in lobbyDe Anza College Child Development and Education Department trains early childhood teachers interested in working with infants to school-age children.

All certificates and degrees in the division are designed to match the child development permit and professional licensing requirements and to encourage continuation to the next level of achievement. Beginning at De Anza and continuing on to four-year and research institutions, you can pursue the study of child development to the doctoral level.

Our division faculty have field experience as well as scholarly expertise. They have diverse specializations ranging from infant and toddler development to elementary education, from science curriculum to program administration, from language acquisition to musical expression. They welcome the opportunity to support you in achieving your goals.

We are located in the Child Development building.  The De Anza Child Development Center (CDC) is a laboratory school serving over 100 children and families (community and student-parents) from 18 months to 5 years.  The program serves as a training laboratory for De Anza Child Development & Education Department students and other disciplines. 

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Chair: Dr. Li Wei Sun
Office: CD2-21d
Phone: 408.864.5329



Last Updated: 4/3/18