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The Department of Child Development strongly recommends that all Child Development majors schedule regular advising appointments. Regular advising will ensure that you are meeting your major and general education requirements. Advising can also help you to graduate in a timely fashion. For example, advising can ensure that you don’t miss an opportunity to take a key class that may not be offered every semester. Advising is important to your post-baccalaureate plans as well. Advisors will inform you of (master’s) programs that match your career interests and they will provide you with key guidance in preparing for, and applying to, these programs.


You are encouraged to use multiple advising services to have a fulfilling and successful university experience.  Below is a list of advising services offered by the department and college:


Mentor Advising Center (MAC)

The MAC is a student led center that can help you with general curriculum questions, read your PAWS report, direct you to other university services, and discuss course selections that fulfill the major and overall degree progress.  The MAC is the best place to discuss your schedule of classes.  Students are encouraged to meet with MAC advisors a minimum of once per year.  For more information about the MAC and how to make an appointment visit their web page at: Mentor Advising Center


Faculty in the department play a very specific role in the advising process. Their role is to answer questions about the field of Child Development. They can also talk with you about graduate school and how best to prepare for it, as well as professional careers in Child Development. It is our goal to match you with a faculty member who works in an area related to your interests, and who can answer these kinds of questions for you.

Child Development Department Chair

Dr. Amanda Wilcox-Herzog

The department Chair can assist you with questions that go beyond the services of the MAC including complex questions about unit transfers, questions about course substitutions, and questions about finding the right area of interest within child development.  The department Chair can assist you with questions regarding schedule overloads, SAP appeals, and petitions. The Chair is also equipped to answer questions about graduate school and professional careers related to your interests and he/she can help match you up with a faculty member who is knowledgeable in your area of interest. Dr. Wilcox-Herzog schedules her own appointments. To schedule a meeting, please email her at the address below. She will get back to you promptly.

Dr. Amanda Wilcox-Herzog
Phone: (909) 537-7431
Office: SB-505

College Advisors

The College of Social and Behavioral Science has professional advisors that can assist you with advising forms related to the 4-year pledge, campus groups and employer advising forms, financial aid advising, and academic probation forms. The current college advisor for Child Development is Stephanie Loera ( (SBS-426). Appointments can be made with her through your MyCoyote Student Account. For instructions on how to schedule the appointment, visit: Appointments/Drop-Ins.


Info. Sessions

Spring 2022



Advising Tips and Tools

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Via ZOOM (check back for Zoom link)

Internship Tips

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Via ZOOM (check back for Zoom link)

Career and Graduate School Advise

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Via ZOOM (check back for Zoom link)