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Description:
The Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. The sector encompasses four distinct, yet interrelated, career pathways: Child Development, Consumer Services, Education, and Family and Human Services. The Child Development pathway provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers in child care and related fields, and the Education pathway emphasizes the preparation of students to become teachers. The Consumer Services pathway gives students the employment and management skills needed in careers that involve helping consumers. The Family and Human Services pathway provides students with skills needed for careers related to family and social services. The standards are designed to integrate academic and career technical concepts. The anchor standards include Consumer and Family Studies comprehensive technical knowledge and skills that prepare students for learning in the pathways. The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on projects, work-based instruction, and leadership development—for example, through FHA-HERO, the California affiliate of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Standards in the Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.


Dean

Mercy Yanez, M.A.
Email: yanezm@elac.edu
Office Location: G1-204D
Phone: 323-265-8610


Chairperson

Michelle Benjamin
Email: benjammd@elac.edu
Dept. Location: F7-305
Phone: 323-415-5094


Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Child Development
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Family & Human Services


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

SUBJECTS

  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Family and Consumer Studies

SKILLS CERTIFICATE

  • Associate Teacher: Teacher - Certificate 1
  • Family Child Care Provider
  • Children with Special Needs Emphasis

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

  • Child Development: Teacher - Certificate 2
  • Site Supervisor - Certificate 3
  • Infant/ Toddler Emphasis

ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education for Transfer