Melissa Brisbois, Director
|Monday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Thursday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
|Friday||7:45am - 4:00pm|
Children are enrolled for specific sessions, based on parent's educational or employment needs.
|Monday - Friday||7:45am - 12/1pm|
|Monday - Friday||7:45am - 3/4pm|
Child Development Center (CDC)
- We are one of the nine Child Development Centers of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).
- We promote access to higher education for parents by providing no-cost or low-cost high quality child development services.
- We provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate preschool program designed to foster optimum growth of the whole child.
- We provide a safe and nurturing setting for all children, thereby enhancing self-esteem of the children.
- We provide an observational work setting for college level students studying Child Development, Psychology and Nursing.
The philosophy is based on the concepts of developmentally appropriate practices which include the following ideas:
- Young children learn best through play experiences.
- Positive relations with caring adults are essential to the learning process.
- Each child brings their own set of experiences and background which influence how they develop and learn.
- Learning experiences must be meaningful and relevant to the child's life.
- The teacher's role is to 'facilitate' the learning process – not control it!
- Any family who meets the eligibility requirements set by the State of California may participate in our part-time or full-time program. These requirements are primarily based on income, family size, and need for services.
- Families who qualify for this state-funded program will be given this service without cost (in most cases) and eligibility will last for 12 months from date of enrollment.
- Applications are accepted throughout the year and can be obtained directly from the CDC.
- Some spaces are reserved for families whose income may not quality them for subsidized care. There is a fee for these spaces based on income level and hours of service.
- Priority is given to full-time Pierce College students. However, part-time students from Pierce College and other LACCD campuses are given the next level of priority.
- Community members who are not students of Pierce College may also participate assuming they are income-eligible.
- Faculty and other employees of Pierce College may participate in the program. For this group, space is limited and there is a tuition.
- 4-year old children have priority and must be enrolled before 3 year olds are enrolled.
- 2-year old children and 5-year old children are enrolled, if space is available.
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