Child Development Student Resources

The CHIL program offers many educational resources outside of its classes to support student growth as knowledgeable and competent future educators of young children. Check out these offerings below:

Common Grounds

Located on Campus in F209, Attached to the Miramar College Child Development Center, if you are already doing your Observations or Work Studies here, check it out!

Some of the available resources:

  • Communal study space equipped with desktop computers and printer for student use.
  • Lending library as well as educational materials for checkout to use on your student teaching day. (Must be logged into student email address to view educational materials)

Open hours for Spring 2024 Semester (as of February) are:

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 8am - 1pm

Canvas Shell

Self Enroll in the Common Grounds Canvas Shell for announcements on what the CHIL program is up to outside of classes. There are also postings for job opportunities (under the Modules section) for when you are ready to start your career in the field.


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Triple E: Early Education Entrepreneurship

If you’re a child at heart, and an entrepreneur in mind, then you have what it takes to start your own Child-Focused Business.

The Child Development Department and the REC Innovation Lab have partnered together and to introduce the Early Education Entrepreneurship project at San Diego Miramar College. The Triple E: Early Education Entrepreneurship program is intended to prepare future leaders and teachers to work with young children to plan, establish and administer programs in child education or child-focused businesses. 


We host many free and educational opportunities to help students learn more about the early education field. These can be found on the department Eventbrite page, with a calendar view below:

Spring Events added!

Additional Resources

CA Workforce Registry

The California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children. 

We encourage our students who plan to work in ECE to create a free account to keep track of their education and professional development in the field. The Workforce Registry Calendar is a great resource for anyone looking to maintain their teachers permit and find additional professional development opportunities.

Child Development Training Consortium

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. In doing so, CDTC helps promote professionalism and high-quality early care and education programs that benefit California’s children and families.

We encourage students who are also employees of center based programs and family child care network programs (Priority 1) or who are not yet employed but are enrolled in a 3-unit ECE/CD Practicum/Student Teaching course (Priority 2) to apply for the Consortium's Educational Support Grant every semester that they qualify. When ready, students can also apply for their Teacher's Permit through the CDTC to receive a stipend to cover partial cost of the application fee.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is where students can find the requirements needed to obtain a Child Development Permit at the Associate, Teacher, Master, Site Supervisor and Program Director Levels. Students can apply for their permits directly through the CA CTC.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SD COE) also provides in person guidance and information on state requirements and regulations as well as reviews applications to ensure accuracy and completion before submitting to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for final approval.