The Child Development Center provides the following services:
Full-Day California State Preschool Program
The preschool program including a Toddler option serves children between the ages of
2 1/2 through Kindergarten.
Adult/Child Ratio: 1:8
Group Size: 24
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Center Based Child Care Services
The Toddler program provides services to children between 18 monthsand 2.5 years old.
Adult/Child Ratio: 1:4
Group Size 12
Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parent Education and Involvement
Parents are their child's primary teacher. The Child Development Center grants were funded with the stipulation that Parent Education and Involvement be a major program component. Due to the grant requirements, all parents are strongly encouraged to be actively involved in the program. Parents are invited to participate in the many varied activities of the Child Development Center.
Parent education seminars are scheduled throughout each semester. The topics provide support and information on child development to strengthen and support existing parenting skills.
Chaffey College students observe children or conduct practicum hours at the Child Development Center.
All students must have a valid student I.D. card and a clear T.B. test
First time participants fill out a "Student Emergency Contact" sheet
Sign in at the front desk
Observation students wear beige vests, practicum students wear red vests
All students must wear a name tag while observing at the Center
Sign in at the clip board as you enter the classroom, and sign out when you leave
Turn in vests and log out at the computer at the front desk
Observation students are admitted on a first come first serve basis as space and number of children allows. For further questions, please call the front office at 909/652-6875.
Student Employment Opportunities
The apprentice program provides hands-on child development experiences for individuals working to become a professional in the field of early childhood education. Apprentices, under the direction of Chaffey College Child Development Center Teachers, work directly with children, oversee daily activities, and with the help of teachers develop and implement activities of their own dosing. Work experience at the Center is applicable towards the work experience required for the child development teacher permit.
Community Social Services
The Center provides referral for families to assist in the areas of legal, medical, employment, and housing concerns.