Why study child development?
If you love children and want to have an impact during what we know are the most crucial years of life in terms of development, then a career working with infants, young children, and their families might be for you. Child development courses at Parkland include practical, hands-on learning with instructors with real-life experience in the field. Students spend time observing and working with children at Parkland’s Child Development Center and other area programs and facilities. The program has been designed for both full- and part-time students and classes are available both on-campus and online.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
“We have had two Parkland students from the program work for our team and it has been a wonderful experience for the children and staff.” — Owner, Busy Bunnies Preschool
“There’s much more to child development than just playing with children.” — CHD student
Parkland College offers classes in child development which lead to a transfer degree or a career in the field.