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Child Development

Careers in Child Development and Education

Looking for a job?

Check out our Child Development specifc Google Group for available local positions.

Register with Handshake (an app in MyPortal) for more career and internship opportunities as well! You can  sign up for an .edu address using the Mail app in MyPortal.

See our Career Services for more resources to help you land a job.

Looking for employees?

Post available local positions on our Child Development-specific informal Google Group. This group reaches past and current students.

Also, register with Handshake for more career and internship posting opportunities as well!

Lastly, see our Career Services for information on the next Job Fair, we are holding them virtually during the pandemic.

Career Information

There are many career and employment opportunities working with children in a variety of settings. Our students have found career opportunities in many areas including:

  • Teachers and directors in child development programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Family child care educator
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Parent educator
  • Childbirth educator
  • Resource specialists in schools
  • Nanny or Au Pair
  • Classroom instructional aide
  • Social work postions
  • Teacher of children with disabilities, learning or behavioral challenges
  • Child development instructor 

The California Department of Education, Career Pathways, Child Development & Education has even more information on the numerous career opportunities related to children and education

Educational Occupation Profiles in Santa Clara County

Career & Employment Opportunities

Careers in Early Childhood Education

Careers in Elementary Education

Located at the Foothill College Sunnyvale Center

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Child Development Department


Sunnyvale Campus, 211Q