Degrees & Certificates

Early Childhood Education Degrees & Certificates offered at Cuesta College. Majoring in Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) prepares students for careers working with children and their families, including early childhood education (ECE).

5 Reasons You Should Become a Preschool Teacher

Give a child a promising start in their education through your role as a preschool teacher — just one of the many careers in child development available for education professionals.

A Sneak Peek at "No Small Matter"

The documentary NO SMALL MATTER confronts America’s most pressing problems in early childhood education and explains why our future depends on our youngest citizens and the people willing to teach them.

County Liaisons

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

James J. Brescia, Ed.D.

County Superintendent of Schools

Cuesta College

Katie Mervin
Director, Cuesta College Children's Center and ECE Lab School
Faculty, Early Childhood Education
Coordinator, Child Development Training Consortium

Pamela Michele Gordon Johnson
Instructor/Lead Faculty
Early Childhood Education
Applied Behavioral Sciences

Are you interested in becoming an EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR?

Educators working at early learning sites in SLO County and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education students are encouraged to apply for the Ticket2Teach Apprenticeship.