The Napa Valley College Child and Family Studies Program prepares you to work as a teacher for young children in public and private programs. The Child and Family Studies Program may also serve as a beginning for you to plan to attend a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon completion of the A.S. Degree in Child and Family Studies at Napa Valley College, you are eligible for the California Child Development Teacher Permit available through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The program integrates theory, research and practice from various disciplines, including psychology, anthropology, humanities, and behavioral science, through interdisciplinary courses and practicum exercises. You develop a thorough understanding of family systems and the varied socio-cultural contexts in which children and families live and grow.