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Child and Family Studies Department

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Welcome to Child and Family Studies, where you can explore opportunities in academic and professional preparation for a variety of careers related to children and families. Our comprehensive department provides coursework in child development, elementary education, family studies, and gerontology, as well as a state of the art Child Development Center/Lab School, where theory is translated into best practices.

 

Our philosophy is that all ages of the lifespan deserve well educated, nurturing and ethical professionals. Each of our courses of study prepares students for satisfying and lucrative careers in an expanding workforce, as well as transfer to four year baccalaureate programs. Our highly qualified and experienced faculty provide current, informed, and enriching classes that lead to certificates and degrees in all four disciplines.

 

Your success is our top priority. If you are pursuing academic goals leading towards careers as an early childhood educator, working with young children and their families, elementary school teaching, or working with aging and elderly, this is the department for you.

 

Please come and visit us, discuss our certificate and degree programs, visit our Child Development Center, and join us in our commitment to providing a meaningful, high-quality, stimulating, and satisfying journey to reach your goals.

Contact Us

Department Chair
Janice Silver

818-364-7714

SilverJG@lamission.edu

Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez

818-364-7670

RodrigPS@lamission.edu

Child Development Center Director
Diane Stein

818-364-7865

DianeDB@lamission.edu

Department Secretary
Richard Lam

818-364-7722

LamRQ@lamission.edu

Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen

818-364-7809

AllenVV@lamission.edu

Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva

818-364-7673

DesilvLP@lamission.edu

Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan

818-364-7860

GrigorR@lamission.edu