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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
Dr. Veronica Allen

Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez


Child Development Center Director
Diane Stein


Department Secretary
Richard Lam


Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen


Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan


Psychology Faculty
Emily Bill


Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva


Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan


Psychology Faculty
Dr. Christopher Williams