The Child Development Program is designed for students planning careers in early childhood education in public or private schools, and/or social service agencies. It focuses on studies of the growth and development of children in relation to the family, school, and community. The Child Development Major is designed as a complete four-year program at La Verne, but it also complements community college programs in Early Education. ECE Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) core courses are transferable to the Child Development program (24 units) and in specific instances, are accepted as equivalencies to courses in the major. Progression through the program requires assessment. Advisors review assessment requirements with students when they enter the program. Child Development students must obtain cleared fingerprints (Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the California Child Abuse Index) through the Fairplex Child Development Center. A record of current immunizations must be submitted to the program advisor.
Students interested in the Child Development BS/MS 4+1 program should refer to the requirements specific to that program. Child Development Statute of Limitations Due to continuous changes in the field of education, admissible transfer courses must be taken within the last ten years at an accredited university or college. Additionally, courses previously taken at the University of La Verne must be no more than tenyears old to be accepted into the current degree. Exceptions subject to departmental appeal.