The Children's Center is an excellent training facility for future teachers. Approximately 115 students annually complete their training as practicum and teacher interns at the Children's Center. The Center also serves as an observation and research site for up to 150 additional students from a variety of departments and hosts many additional visitors from the campus and community.
Courses offered at the Center include:
- CHDV 495: Directed Field Experience - Two and Four unit teaching internships focusing on classroom practices and program administration.
- CHDV 220: Child Development Practicum – Supervised Field Experience.
- Classroom Observation - Observation opportunities are available for Cal State L.A. students from all disciplines. A letter of request from the course instructor is required.
- Research opportunities are available for faculty and students. Research projects must be approved by the center director and all clearances acquired before the start of project.