Welcome to the Glendale College Child Development Department and Laboratory School!
Child Development Department
GCC Child Development has served the needs of new teachers since 1940. We continue to prepare ECE professionals to meet the demands of teaching as we navigate the 21st Century. In keeping with the institutional mission, the department is "preparing teachers to serve in a culturally diverse world." This ideology both informs and guides the structure and delivery of program opportunities. It is manifested in our goal to help future teachers to reflect critically on the process of teaching, their relationships to students, and the role of education in a pluralistic society.
Glendale Community College Laboratory School is a dynamic model for teaching and learning. As an innovative, field-based teaching site, Glendale Community College Laboratory School blends curriculum development and professional outreach to support the changing needs of the communities, administrators, teachers, and learners it serves. The Glendale Community College Laboratory School demonstrates a commitment to excellence, respect for diversity, and dedication to creating a community of life-long learners.
Learning happens in relationships; and it happens best in relationships which are characterized by personal respect and caring responsiveness. Thus, respect is carried throughout relations between staff and children; staff, college students, and faculty; and among staff, Laboratory School and Instruction. Together we are the Department.