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Child Development

Resources for Parents

Welcome! Can we point you in the right direction?

We do not have a Child Development Center at Foothill College, but we'd like to share some resources to help you locate one for your child.

As a department, we benefit from great partnerships with quality early childhood programs in our area, we invite you to check out some of them, using the resources below.

(Child Development students don't worry, you'll get the benefit of seeing many philosophies and quality practices in action in our program partners.)

Finding an Early Childhood Program for your child

In the field of child development, we rely on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as our guiding professional association. 

They offer an accreditation process for early childhood programs and we invite you to find one near us (or your home) by using their search tool:

NAEYC Accreditation Search Tool

Just because a program is not accredited, does mean it isn't one of quality! (The accreditation process is lengthy and expensive.) Find out more about what to look for in programs by checking out these NAEYC resources:

What to Look For in a Program

Finding a caregiver to help in your home

We offer some resources to help you post positions to our students. 

  • Post available local positions on our Child Development-specifc Google Group.
  • Register with Handshake to reach our students as well.

Good luck in your search for the right child care solution for your family!

Located at the Foothill College Sunnyvale Center

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Child Development Department


Sunnyvale Campus, 211Q