Child Development Center

The California State Preschool at FRC provides a nurturing, and engaging learning environment for preschool children, ages 2-5 years.  The curriculum focuses on children’s cognitive, physical and social emotional development through observations, activities and play. The children are also taught a variety of skills through hands on experiences including hiking, exploring the fish ponds, horseback riding, gardening, and cooking projects.

Parents are encouraged volunteer any time with our open door policy, and as their child’s first teacher, we keep parents updated on their children’s progress and daily activities through our new Software Application: Learning Genie.

Student and community parents may enroll their children in the half day or full day classes at the Children’s Center which follows Feather River College’s schedule. Qualifying parents may be eligible for a grant that covers preschool expenses or a portion thereof.

Finally, as a member of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, we serve 3 nutritious meals a day, for free, to all enrolled children.   We also follow the USDA Nondiscrimination Policy which can be found at:

See the Family Fee Schedule and the easy Online Application below.

Family Fee Schedule

Child and Adult Care Food Progr

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Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday
  • 7:45 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.
  • Phone:  (530) 283-0521

Family Handbook

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 complemented 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