Child Development Department


Health Occupations Division Office ext. 2550Questions? Contact Angie Beck abeck@cerritos.eduemail link



Cerritos College Child Development Department

We understand that you have several choices when it comes to your education and we appreciate your interest in our program.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Health Occupation Division Office at ext. 2552 or any of the instructors.


Child Development Department Mission Statement

"The Cerritos College Child Development Department is committed to empowering diverse students by developing their skills and abilities to become intentional and professional early childhood educators who thoughtfully develop an effective pedagogy of best practices.  In an ever changing world, our focus is to create a community of life long learners and educators who respect and value the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each child’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. We strive to model a constructivist approach to teaching and learning that occurs through collaborative, meaningful, caring social relationships and interactions."


SB 792 became effective September 1, 2016.  All child care workers (including volunteers) now must have the Tdap vaccination, MMR vaccination, Pertussis vaccination, and a current TB test (within two years)