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The Education, Child Development and Family Services sector provides academic and technical skills to pursue high-skill, high-demand certificated training and post-secondary educaiton.

The Child Development pathway combines classroom instruction with hands-on community work experience. The pathway emphasizes child development, learning and teaching. Students make a postive difference in the lives of children and peers by serving elementary teachers, by teaching children, and in supporting struggling peers. Students develop their understanding of child development, learning, lesson planning, coaching, and teaching others.


All courses are a-g CSU/UC approved. Students complete two consecutive years.

Academic Leadership

This course provides the basic knowledge of teaching pedagogy and student support through a hybrid model. Instruction is in-person (before school) and online. Internship occupies one period, five hours a week where students tutor and provide  support to peers in academic classes with emphasis in Math and for English learners.

Teachers of Tomorrow

In this course, students learn concepts in child development and curriculum design. Most time is spent off campus interning under the supervision of a local elementary or middle school school teacher.

Royal student teaches fifth grade class.
TOT student teaches class of fifth graders.


Average incomes for careers in the Child Development and Education sector depend on the specific field. For Child Development workers, ZipRecruiter reports California ranks 25 of 50 in salary up to approximately $122K annually for Child Psychologists. In 2021, the average pay for high school teachers with a Bachelor's degree was $61K with an increase of 5% in the next 10 years. Early childcare workers with high school diploma and certificate credit average $27K annually.

From 2020 to 2030, the California Employment Development Department projects an increase in public educators by 8.8% from 20,600 to 22,300 in Ventura County.

Child Psychologists $122K/year

Early Childcare Workers with high school diploma and certificate $27K/year

Teacher in California $83K/yearCAREERS

Child Psychologist, Behavior Specialist, Early Childcare Worker, Education Administrator, Paraprofessional, Pre-school Child Care Worker, Professor, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, Teacher,