Bachelor of Science in Child Development

La Verne’s Bachelor of Science in Child Development is designed for students planning careers in early childhood education in public or private schools, and/or social service agencies. The primary focus of the program is the growth and development of children in relation to their families, schools, and communities. The Child Development Major is designed as a complete four-year program at La Verne, but it also complements community college programs in Early Childhood Education. Progression through the program requires assessment; advisors review assessment requirements with students when they enter the program.

For full program requirements information, please visit the catalog.

Mission Statement

La Verne’s Child Development Program is a leader in educating students in the dynamic integration of theory, research, and practice in early childhood education, while incorporating National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. Faculty and students are committed to the following core concepts as the basis of excellence in the field of child development:

  • Caring relationships are the foundation of healthy human development.
  • Lifelong learning is the cornerstone of excellence in teaching.
  • Celebrating diversity enriches and strengthens individuals, families, and communities

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Program Contacts

Main Campus
Denise Kennedy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
(909) 448-4603

Regional Campus Programs

Orange County Campus
Cerritos/Long Beach

Oscar Cancio
Associate Director of Admissions
(714) 505-6939

Ventura County

Chuck Masterson
Associate Director of Admissions
(805) 981-6027

Santa Clarita Valley & LA County

Gabriela Marquez
Assistant Director of Admissions
(909) 448-4327

Child Development Faculty

Curriculum, Tuition & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Office

A Guide to Funding Your La Verne Education 2015-2016