Child Development

The Child Development Program offers a clear example of the significance of internship experiences. Students are required to have internships in three upper division courses. A large group of these students intern on campus at the Associated Students Children's Center/Child Development Laboratory, working with children from infancy through age five. Each semester, faculty also supervise approximately 100 students, mostly seniors, placed in agencies all over the region. There are approximately 115 agencies that offer internships to child development students, providing a valuable opportunity to pair agencies with students based on student career interests and skills.

Child Development service learning and internship partners include

All in One Family International
Amber Palmer Counseling Center
American Heart Association
AS. Children's Center
Assoc. for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
Athletic Horizons Gymnastic Center
Beth's Family Day Care
Better Babies
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boreal Ski Area
Bright Beginnings Family Center
Butte County Behavioral Health
Butte County Office of Educ.
Butte County Special Education
Butte County Victim Witness
Butte Home Health Hospice
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC)
California Health Collaborative
Catalyst
CD Honors Project
Chapman Elem. School/Head Start
Chico Area Recreation Dist. (CARD)
Chico Boys and Girls Club
Chico Children's Medical Center
Chico Climbing Wall
Chico Community Children's Center
Chico Com. Shelter Partnership
Chico Country Day Charter School
Chico High School
Chico Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
Chico Montessori Elementary School
Chico Police Department
Chico Unified School District
Child Development Incorporated
Child Health Disability Program
Children to Cherish
Children's Enrichment Center
Children's World
Christian Elementary School
Citrus Elementary
Colusa County Office of Educ.
Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)
Continuation High School
Cottonwood Head Start
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Deanna's Day Care
Department of Social Services
Diocese of CA, Ministry Setting
Discovery House (Orland)
Doctor's Medical Center
Dorothy F. Johnson Center
Durham Elementary School
Elliot House
Emma Wilson Elementary School
Enloe Hospital
Equestrian Center
Esplanade House
Fairview High School-Young Parent Program

Family Center
Family Solutions
Feather River Family Health Ctr.
Four Winds of Indian Education
Handi-riders
Head Start
Hooker Oak Elementary School
Infant Day Care Homes
Innovative Preschool
Jay Partridge Elementary School
Kathy's Family Day Care
Kinder Kids
KIXE-TV Ready To Learn
Lee Kndg. Readiness Program
Level 9 Group Home
Lisa Lane
Little Chico Creek Elem. School
Loma Vista Elementary School
Marigold Elementary School
McKinley Primary School
Mill Street Elementary School
Montessori Children's House
Mountaingate Head Start
Neal Dow Elementary School
North Valley Legal Services
Northern Valley Catholic Social Svc.
Notre Dame Elementary School
Oakland Children's Hospital
Ophir School
OPT for Fit Kids
Paradise Family Resource Center
Parent Education Network (PEN)
Parent Effectiveness Training
Parenting Center
Parkview Elementary School
Peace and Justice Center
Peanut Butter Palace
Pee Wee Preschool (Paradise)
Planned Parenthood
Pleasant Valley High School
Redeemer Lutheran School
Rock Creek Group Home
McManus Elementary School
Rosdale Elementary School
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
School Readiness Project
Sierra View Elementary School
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Stanford Univ. Children's Center
Super Luper After School Prog.
Sutter Memorial Hospital
Table Mountain School at Juvenile Hall
Touchstone Prenatal Project
Valley Oak Children's Services
Whiskeytown Environ. Camp
Women, Infant & Children (WIC)
Youth and Family Programs
Youth for Change