Faculty Websites


Class List

Winter 2017

CD12 Child, Family and Community Interrelationships (new instructor)

ICS 55 Civic Leadership for Community Empowerment (CLP) 

Fall 2016

CD57 Self-Assessment for Teachers of Young Children Using Reflective Practice: Field Experience

Other Resources:

NAEYC Standards for ECE Professional Preparation 2010

Community Service Learning (CSL) Rubric

Family Engagement Assessment tool

Program Preparedness  Checklist for Dual Language Learners Assessment Tool

Mayra Cruz - Child Development


2009-10 Professional Development-   In October 2010, I had the opportunity to complete the professional development leave project.  Thanks to the Local Early Education Planning Council of Santa Clara County, English Lerner Committee,  for your support, leadership, and inspiration.

The Professional Preparation of Spanish-Speaking Early Childhood Education Community College Students and Non-Matriculated Early Educators: Approach, Curriculum and Program Implementation

 Education Access and Success Program- Study and Report


Student Orientations: See advertising for monthly orientation

Community Service Learning: Please contact VIDA staff at 408/864-8739 to earn more about service learning opportunities connected with courses in various departments.

Child Development language courses: In Bilingual/Spanish courses offered during the evenings  at De Anza. Courses in Chinese are offered on Thursday evening at De Anza.

Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES PLUS) Advising: Fatemeh Zarghami advises for our CARES PLUS English speaking students.


Circle of Care

Since 2013, we have been involved in a county wide collaborative known as Circle of Care, an initiative to support families and children in the child welfare system.   Early Educators receive training in trauma informed care.  For more information contact Mayra Cruz.

email Email: Mayra Cruz
Phone: 408.864.8215
Office: CD2-21C

Child Development and Education Department


Last Updated: 6/11/15