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Child Development

The study of child development encompasses all the aspects of human growth from birth to adolescence. These include the progressive elaboration of the child's intellectual skills; personality development, involving the complex interaction between psychosocial factors and the stage-by-stage development of the body; and socialization, the process by which children adjust to society and its demands. Citrus College offers an extensive, highly regarded program in this area of study.

Academic Opportunities

Benefits for Students through the Child Development Training Consortium

Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is a statewide program funded by the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (CDE/ELCD) with federal Child Care and Development Quality Improvement funds.

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  • Apply for ECE Educational Support Grants : Student can receive support for educational expenses while attending Citrus College.

    If you need further assistance or information regarding the ESG program, contact La'Kisha Simpson at (626) 852-8808 or by email

  • Child Development Permit Stipends : The CDCT Permit Stipend program pays the permit application fee to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for eligible applicants.

Your Future in Child Development

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