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Child Development Center

A play based preschool celebrating

diversity, discovery and wonder.


     The Child Development Center (CDC) offers a creative preschool program for children ages 2-5 years. The program is Nationally Accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) and  offers a setting that is rich in a variety of educational materials and activities that encourage enthusiasm for learning.  The staff is professionally trained in Early Childhood Education and offers a nurturing environment with a creative, play-based curriculum that celebrates curiosity, discovery, and imagination. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack is prepared daily.

    Student-parents carrying 6 or more units may enroll their children free of charge or for a minimal fee (depending on income).  There are openings for working/community members as well.


Hours of Operation 
Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
For Registration Information
Contact the Child Development Center
Family Handbook
at (530) 283-0521


Program Goals....

The Center strives to build and strengthen a foundation that:

  • Encourages creative thinking skills
  • Supports cooperative social interactions
  • Develops self reliance and worth
  • Values each child's uniqueness
  • Promotes problem solving and communication skills


Our play-based curriculum facilitates growth for children in:

  • Literacy
  • Math Concepts
  • Artistic Self-Expression
  • Music, Movement, Dramatic Play
  • Science
  • Large and Small Motor Skills

Teaching Staff...

  • The CDC is staffed by a Director and Teachers who are professionally trained and experienced in Early Childhood Education.
  • The staff engages in ongoing professional development.
  • Teachers act as facilitators to help children be creative thinkers by providing materials and resources that give confidence to their ideas.
  • Teaching staff is complemeted by an experienced cook, an office assistant and student teachers from the college.
  • Parent involvement is encouraged; the center works to provide a variety of meaningful and nurturing adult interactions.

Nutritious Meals ...

  • The CDC serves nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack each day that is prepared fresh in their own kitchen by an experienced cook.
  • The children help prepare some of the food through various cooking activities.
  • The CDC is sponsored by the Child Care Food Program.

"Learning is playing,  playing is learning."

                                                                                                                                                    - Lisa Murphy