The Child Development Program is a comprehensive, occupational and transfer program that includes partnerships and strong collaborative relationships with a variety of local community and state agencies and programs.
The Program values the mission statement of the college and makes every effort to align with it:
The Mission of Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop the intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.
The core values, efforts and activities of the Child Development Department directly reflect key components of the Imperial Valley College mission. The Mission of the Child Development Department:
- To enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community
- To provide an accessible and effective learning environment which aids students in their pursuit of transfer, career preparation, job advancement, and personal fulfillment.
- To respect all people and cultures
- To encourage excellence, offer a balanced curriculum, promote teaching methods for diverse learning styles, and involve and enrich our community.
The Child Development program of courses integrates theory and practice to help students further their understanding of children.