Child Development Career, Education, and Information Gateway

A project of Long Beach City College’s Child Development Department in collaboration with the Instructional Technology Development Center (ITDC)


Long Beach City College’s Child Development Career, Education, and Information Gateway is designed for Child Development career exploration. Here you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the requirements for working in early childhood programs in California, including details of the Child Development Permit.
  • Explore the content of the courses in the new statewide 24-unit University transfer program, as well as Child Development certificate and degree programs.
  • Take an interest survey to compare your interests to the skills necessary for the many job opportunities in Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
  • Learn about the various types of programs available in ECE as well as the different philosophy designs through pictures and video observations of these programs.
  • Listen to interviews with child development professionals in the field describing their jobs as well as the rewards and challenges they have experienced.
  • Participate in interactive activities designed to help you understand key child development principles and regulations governing early childhood programs.
  • Explore links to various Child Development, support and economic resources available to you at the local, state and federal level.
  • Search for information on local jobs and employment opportunities in the area.

Again, welcome. We hope you enjoy your exploration.

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