Child Development

Nurturing the next generation, child care workers influence children, their families and the future. In the College of the Mainland Child Development Program, students prepare for a rewarding career through hands-on classes, observations at the Child Development Lab School and teaching practicums.

Why COM?

  • NAEYC-accredited school
  • Observations in the Child Development Lab School
  • Small, hands-on classes
  • Professors with years of experience teaching children
  • Activities with Child Development Education Club
  • Teaching practicums at local schools

Financial Aid

COM helps students launch their college education at a fraction of the cost of a university. Plus, students may qualify for scholarships or financial aid. For more information on scholarships, visit or call 409-933-8508. For more information on financial aid, call 409-933-8274 or stop by the COM Financial Aid Office.


COM Child Development Program launches flippedĀ classes

Two students rap while another adds the backbeat: “This is how we do it … teacher accountability and parent involvement.”

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COM Child Development and Education Offers Free Training

COM Child Development and Education will provide a free training for current or future child care workers Aug. 5 from 1-2 p.m. in the Technical-Vocational Building Room 1101.

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Kids fish for education

“Mr. Robert, Mr. Robert, I caught a fish!” Students’ excited cries fill the air as they lure minnows into their fishing “nets” flung into the lake outside College of the Mainland.

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