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Welcome to the LACC Child & Family Studies / Dietetics Department

The Department of Child and Family Studies/Dietetics at Los Angeles City College provides a curriculum that includes theory and practice, preparing students to earn vocational career certificates, degrees, and become transfer and workforce ready.

Child Development tutoring and information is available through Zoom.

Our highly trained and experienced faculty instruct students in state-of-the-art facilities. To assist students in meeting their academic goals, the Child Development program administers two dynamic support programs that include the Child Development Training Consortium and the California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher Program.

Child & Family Studies - Child Development

The Child Development Program curriculum prepares students to teach or administer programs for young children and infants. Courses allow students to prepare for increasingly higher levels of employment and certification in early childhood programs or other related fields in early care and education.

Dietetics - Nutrition & Food Preparation

The Dietetics Program curriculum for both Dietetic Service Supervisors and Dietary Managers provides course and fieldwork and hands-on experiences in therapeutic and clinical nutrition, food service management and food production through on-campus events and simulated restaurant experience.

If you are planning a career in food services, the LACC Dietetic Service Supervisor Program, with Dietary Manager Exam eligibility, may be the pathway to your success.

Mission Statement

The mission of the LACC Child Development program is to provide learners with multiple pathways that prepare them to become dynamic, responsive, authentic, and informed early childhood education professionals. The mission of the Dietetics program is to prepare graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and/or competencies for current dietetics practice and lifelong learning.

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Tuesdays to Sundays: Closed

Child Development Department
CD 201

Family and Consumer Studies/Dietetics

Meeting ID: 964 7479 5872

For assistance and questions please email our department email @email

CD 201

Keli Miller, Department Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2290/2299

CD 204

AykanushTer-Pogosyan, Vice Chair CD
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 1293

CD 117

Gayane Panosyan,Director, Campus Child Development Center
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2220

AD 200

Gayle Stafsky, Director of Dietetics
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2291

AD 200

Alyshia Marcelletti, Instructional Assistant
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2291


Mary Skousen-Radford, Professor of Child Development
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2297


Ripsime Geuvjehizian, Associate Professor of Child Development
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2294