Child Development - Workforce Initiative
School Year 2015-2016 

This Program has ended: It has been a Fantastic Resource for ECE students for the last 8 Years; LAUP doesn't have the funds to continue the CDWFI at SMC. 

Laura Manson

Child Development - Workforce Initiative CD-WFI goal is to promote success for Early Childhood Education majors by providing centralized student supports while, at the same time, removing barriers to student success. This project works with high schools and four year institutions to develop a career pipeline in early care and education that meets the current and future ECE workforce needs. This pipeline will build upon an educational model that involves local High School(s) + Santa Monica College + National University to improve the quality and quantity of the early childhood workforce.


Program Services and Activities:

  • Dedicated Education Counselor to assist SMC ECE students in understanding the requirements needed to earn a  certificate, AS Degree as well as provide needed information pertaining to transfer.

  • Faculty Lead tutoring/mentoring

  • Peer mentoring and tutoring

  • Teacher Resource Room

  • Professional Development opportunities

  • Financial Assistance for books and school materials

  • Provide Information concerning other financial assistant opportunities

For Some members:

  • Membership into NAEYC: National Association for Education of Young Children
  • Assistance with applying for a Child Development Permit


      • Want to earn your Bachelor's of Arts in ECE, while still coming to Santa Monica College?
        If Yes ; Click the Link below for more information.

Contact Information:

Michelle Aragon, EC/E Administrative Assistant


Laura Manson, Project Lead