Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Counts

The earliest years of life are critical to building a foundation for lifelong learning. Young children need settings in which they can learn and explore in a nurturing and educationally rich environment, with teachers who understand how to foster their social, emotional and cognitive development. If you want to become an Early Childhood Educator and create quality educational programs for young children, welcome to the Chabot College Early Childhood Development (儿童早期开发) Program.

How do I prepare for a career in the Early Care and Education Field?

Course offerings in Chabot‘s 儿童早期开发 program align closely with Community Care Licensing regulations and the requirements for the Child Development Permit granted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The number of units/degrees required to work with young children vary by place of employment.

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences for Transfer (AS-T) degrees at Chabot combine a background in the science of child development and theories of learning, as well as hands-on experience working with children.

Chabot College 儿童早期开发 alumni are currently working throughout Alameda County in early care and education settings from Family Child Care to Head Start and State Preschool. We are proud of our former students, many of whom return after completing their degrees to take classes for professional development or as preparation to become site supervisors and program directors.

The AA in Early Childhood Development at Chabot College is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation term runs from March 2019 through March 2026.

2021 NAEYC Accreditation Letter


Full-time 教师/Program Coordinator
办公室: Building 400, room 402D

Professional Development Coordinator
办公室: Building 400, room 402U




儿童早期开发 Welcome Event

  • Meet the 儿童早期开发 教师, Classified Professionals & 工作人员
  • Meet your fellow 儿童早期开发 students
  • Learn about the resources available to help you meet your academic and career goals!

地点: 变焦     日期: Tuesday, January 30, 2024   时间: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Registration required


儿童早期开发 Advisory Committee Meeting

地点: 变焦     日期: Tuesday, February 6, 2024   时间: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Contact Terra Lee to attend tlee@attes.net


儿童早期开发 Job Fair

地点: Welcome Event (Building 700S)  日期: April 16, 2024   时间: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

问题? Contact Terra Lee  tlee@attes.net


Certificate and Permit workshops

Terra Lee, Chabot’s 儿童早期开发 Professional Development Coordinator, will take you through the qualifications, how to apply, and what kind of assistance there is for students.  Registration is required.

Select a workshop date & 时间:

2/20/24; 12-1pm

3/9/24; 11-12 am

5/7/24; 12-1 PM