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Thank you for your interest in the Child Development Department at Santa Rosa Junior College. Our multifaceted program serves the college and the community in a variety of ways. Students who take our course of study will be well prepared to begin their career in an exciting and rapidly changing field. At the same time, children who attend our infant/toddler and preschool programs will be given the best care and education possible. Their parents will be actively supported as they pursue their educational and professional goals at SRJC. We encourage you to take the time to learn about the various programs we offer.

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Our Mission

  • To prepare a diverse population of students to educate and care for young children, to support families and to contribute to the early childhood community
  • To provide a high quality child-care development program to support the needs of children and families, the ongoing development of staff, and the education of students.


Santa Rosa Junior College Child Development Department includes five major components:

  • A occupational program that prepares students through coursework and practical experience to work with young children and their families in a variety of roles and settings, and provides coursework to meet certificate, state permit, and Child Development Major requirements.
  • A degree-applicable program that provides coursework for students pursuing a variety of educational pathways, including certificates, AA and BA degrees, and career advancement.
  • A child development program for SRJC student parents that also provides a model demonstration site for students studying Child Development and those involved in a guided practicum experience.
  • The Foster Care and Kinship Program assists foster parents in providing the best care for Sonoma County’s children and supporting students who have aged out of the foster care system.
  • The Child Development Department offers classes leading to the teacher preparation pathway.

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For information on Careers in Early Care and Education, please see the Sonoma County Office of Education