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Child Development

Careers in Child Development and Education


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 Our next college-wide career fair is virtual and on May 7th, register here to meet employers.


Looking for employees?

Post available positions with College Central Network and in our Google Group.


 Our next college-wide career fair is virtual and on May 7th, register here to meet our students.


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

Careers in Special Education

Jobs in Afterschool Programs

Jobs Tutoring Children

Nanny and Au Pair Jobs

Jobs in Group Homes

Becoming a Foster Parent




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Child Development Department


Sunnyvale Campus, 211Q