Child, Family, and Education Studies Pathway

Are you interested in a rewarding career working with children, parents and families?
Do you want to become a teacher or work in the field of education?

We offer 20 certificates & degrees that can help you start a new and rewarding career.

For more information, contact CFESHelp@lamission.edu.

Meet Your Personal Success Coach

Every Los Angeles Mission College student has access to a success coach to support you throughout your educational journey. Our coaches can assist you with any question you may have about your chosen Pathway, and they can also help with financial aid, admissions & records, or enrolling in classes.

Valerie Loy
Email: loyv2@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7877
Location: Campus Center Lower Level – Veterans Resource Center

Speak With Valerie Online

Child, Family, and Education Studies Programs

Area of Study Transfer Degree Degree Certificate Skill Certificate Additional Requirements
Academic Readiness C
Academic Readiness, Bilingual GED Preparation C
Child Development AA C
Child Development Administration C
Child Development Core C
Child Development Specializing in Dual Language Learning C
Child Development Specializing in Family Child Care C
Child Development Specializing in Infant and Toddler C
Child Development Specializing in Preschool C
Child Development Specializing in Special Needs C
Early Childhood Education AS-T
Elementary Teacher Education AA-T
Family Child Care SC
Family Studies AA C
Gerontology AA C
Pathway to Citizenship C
School Age Care and Education C
Teacher in Family Studies Class

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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

Contact

Dr. Veronica Allen,
Department Chair
​​​​Email: allenvv@lamission.edu

Patricia Rodriguez,
Department Vice-Chair
Email: RodrigPS@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7670


Diane Stein,
Child Development Center Director
Email: SteinDB@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7865

Richard Lam,
Department Secretary
Email: LamRQ@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7722


Veronica Allen,
Education and Child Development Faculty​​​​​​
Email: AllenVV@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7809

Ivet Bazikyan,
Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Email: BazikyI@lamission.edu
Phone: ​​​​​(818) 833-3422


Emily Bill,
Psychology Faculty​​​​​​
Email: BillEB@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 833-335

Lilamani De Silva,
Child Development Faculty​​​​​​
Email: DesilvLP@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7673


Rita Grigoryan,
Child Development Faculty
Email: GrigorR@lamission.edu
Phone: (818) 364-7860