Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Set up your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

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 our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College
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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
Alycia Murguia, Administrative Specialist, 209 575-6343
Sarah Ford, Child Development Specialist 209 575-6357, 209 575-6329

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: Child Development


Location - Map

West Campus
John Muir Hall
Room 157

Summer Office Hours
  • Mon: 7:00 - 5:30
  •  Tue: 7:00 - 5:30
  • Wed: 7:00 - 5:30
  • Thur: 7:00 - 5:30
  •    Fri: Closed