Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting the International Student Program.

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Family & Consumer Sciences


Experience the joy and satisfaction of a career in the field of Early Care and Education (video)

Looking for child care?  Child Care Resource and Referral

Want to become a home day care provider or open a child care center? Orientation Information

The CA Dept. of Social Services now has a WEBSITE posting information about licensed facilities throughout California.  There is information on facilities, including visits, inspections and citations.

MJC Early Care & Education Program Toddler Intern Opportunity 2015-16 - application

Children's Festival 2014 SLIDESHOW

Contact Information

Patrick Bettencourt, Division Dean, 209 575-6373
Gloria Plasencia, Administrative Specialist, 209 575-6343
Suzanne Lemos, Administrative Assistant 209 575-6357

Child Development

The Child Development program offers both theoretical and practical courses which focus on the growth and development of children from conception to late adolescence. The program offers:

Certificates of Achievement in Child Development
• Associate Teacher
• Early Intervention
• Teacher
• Master Teacher
• Site Supervisor

Degrees in Child Development
• Associate of Science Degree

Family Life 

FAMLF 131, Family Relationships

Foods and Nutrition

FDNTR 219, Nutrition

Check the MJC searchable schedule for semester course offerings.

Contact Us

Phone: (209) 575-6343
Fax: (209) 575-6989
Email: Gloria Plasencia

Location - Map

West Campus
John Muir Hall
Room 157

  • Monday: 7:30 - 5:30
  • Tuesday: 7:30 - 5:30
  • Wednesday: 7:30 - 5:30
  • Thursday: 7:30 - 5:30
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • NOTE: During the Summer, ALL offices are CLOSED on Fridays