Child Development

CD StudentsThe Child Development Department prepares students for transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Child
Development or a related discipline, an Associate in Science Degree in Child Development, completion of Certificates of Achievement, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Permit levels of Assistant, Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director. Students who complete Child Development courses will be able to apply concepts of child growth, development, and learning from conception through adolescence within the family and cultural context.  

Child Development classes are held in the same building as the Child Development Center Laboratory School. At Moorpark College, being a “lab” school means that the Child Development Center is an integral part of the Child Development Instructional Department. Students who complete the Child Development program will develop both the knowledge of subject matter and professional skills needed for success in transferring to a college or university and careers in a variety of vocational areas including the Family Development and Early Education fields.


Full-time Faculty Dean/Chair Counseling/Advisement

Kristi Almeida-Bowin
Phone: (805) 378-1400 ext. 1741

Amanuel Gebru
Phone: (805) 378-1445

Counseling Department
Phone: (805) 378-1428

Cynthia Sheaks-McGowan
Phone: (805) 378-1400 ext. 1697

Dan Vieira 
Phone: (805) 378-1400 ext. 1882

Career Transfer Center
Phone: (805) 378-1536 


Direct Link to Child Development Course Catalog Description and Degree Information

Link to Full Course Catalog Description and Degree Information 

Link to Child Development Department Website