Saddleback College’s Child Development and Education Studies program is proud to provide the foundation for a diverse variety of career pathways in childhood education.
Graduates also attain the knowledge and skills they need to advance toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any education-related discipline, while earning fully transferable, money-saving credits.
$26,360 - $124,410
Visit the Transfer Center Website
to discover your options.
Child, Family & School Social Worker
Special Education Teacher
Tutor Time Learning Center
JCC of Orange County
Yes! Make a difference… and a great living. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Preschool Teacher - $34,600
Child, Family & School Social Worker - $55,460
Special Education Teacher, Preschool - $43,270
Childcare Worker - $26,360
Education Administrator, Preschool & Childcare - $50,250
Education Administrator, Elementary & Secondary (w/ further education) - $124,410
Saddleback College offers three associate degrees, five certificates of achievement, and one occupational skills award, in addition to a fast-tracked processing program for California Child Development Permits.
For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Child Development & Education page.
KinderCare Education * EasterSeals Southern California * JCC of Orange County * Bright Horizons Family Solutions * Tutor Time Learning Center * Behavioral Health Works, Inc. * Foundation for Early Childhood Education * YMCA of Orange County * And Many More! *
The Child Development & Education Department (BGS 314) can be contacted at (949) 582-4773.
Barbara Tamialis, Department Chair - Child Development - (949) 582-4561
June Millovich, Ph.D, Faculty - (949) 582-4576
Christina Smith, Department Chair - Education - (949) 582-4208
Brenda Plascencia-Carrizosa, Faculty - (949) 582-4754
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!