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Training Site and Observations

Training Site

All five Child Development centers are training schools for human development students and offer the position of Student Assistant as paid training experience. Here are some important things to know about the Student Assistant position:
  • All student assistants must be enrolled in six (6) units of college credit classes or a four (4) hour class in the continuing education program through RSCCD.
  • Student Assistants work a maximum of 30 hours per week.
  • There are three levels of Student Assistants based on education and experience.
  • Contact one of the five (5) Center Directors for more information.


All five Child Development centers are laboratory schools and students RSCCD and other local colleges and universities are welcome to observe any of our sites. Here are a few things to know before you come to observe:
  • Center hours are different for each site but all centers are open Monday through Friday. Summer and intersession schedules may vary. Please call the center to schedule an appointment.
  • It is best to leave your personal items locked in your car or better yet at home. Please only carry with you, your observation assignment, paper, pencil or a pen and a clipboard.
  • Upon entering the center please check in with the office staff. They will have you sign-in in the Observers/Visitors book and put on an Observer’s Badge. (Please be sure to sign out and return badge before you leave).
  • Master Teachers and Teachers wear a specific color apron. Please ask the office staff to clarify this. In each classroom there will also be Student Assistants, Interns and volunteers. In addition to the center staff you may find parents, Human Development students or community members volunteering in the classrooms For your observation, it is important that you observe the Master Teacher or Teacher.
  • Keep in mind that the children’s safety is our primary responsibility and it is important for you to be sensitive in choosing the appropriate time to ask questions of staff.
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