The Department of Family Life and Child Development 

Academic Programs


BS Family Life and Child Development

The BS Family Life and Child Development program, which was instituted in 1976, is a four-year course that prepares students for professional careers in teaching and supervision of preschool children in different institutional settings, for planning and administration of family life program, and for research on Filipino children and families.


Diploma in Early Childhood Development

The Diploma in Early Childhood Development was instituted on March 25, 1995, and is a one-year post baccalaureate course for practicing or would-be preschool teachers or administrators with minimal or no formal training in early childhood education. The program was instituted to respond to the growing need for teacher training in preschool education. One of the highlights of the program is a 3-unit practicum course at the department’s laboratory preschool, the U.P. Child Development Center. The practicum course provides the students the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in their classes and obtain hands-on experience working with children for one semester.


Master of Family life and Child Development

The Master of Family life and Child Development was instituted in 1983 and is a two-year program designed to equip professionals with essential theories and skills for building and nurturing careers in early childhood and family life. Graduates of the MFLCD programs pursue, among others, careers as child development consultants, preschool teachers and administrators, family life specialists, program planners and researchers.

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