The Child Development Center, in consultation with the Bakersfield College COVID-19 Task Forces and California Department of Education, find it necessary to close some of the classrooms to help prevent/contain the spread of COVID-19. We hope to be able to be in full capacity by next year, if conditions permit. Until then, we offer face-to-face instruction and distant learning.
We are accepting and enrolling families who are eligible and have 18 month - 5 year old children.
Once you have completed the CDC Application above you will be contacted by the Department Assistant.
No matter the distance, we are in this together. For more information, contact Program Director Rosita Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 395-4049. You should receive a response within 24 hours.
The Child Development Center at Bakersfield College (CDC) offers a student service with the primary goal of providing a comprehensive child development program that serves student families and their children.
Our role is to provide the time and support to assist student families in achieving their chosen academic/career goals.
The CDC demonstration laboratory classrooms offer a model of best practices in early childhood education while providing students learning opportunities through observation and on-floor interactions with young children and their families.
The centers are licensed through the California Department of Social Services. All teachers are professionally trained in the field of early childhood education, and are certificated through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Placement in the program is made according to state priorities and date of application. The program is designed for income eligible families who are enrolled in college courses leading to a specific career/professional goal.
Preschool and toddler option: License #153801812
Open Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM.
Tour the Child Development Center to learn everything the center offers Bakersfield College's littlest learners:
Understanding how children learn and documenting what children learn is an essential part of our program. All Center families are invited to be partners with us in this process!
The Child Development Center maintains compliance with the California State Department of Education (Title 5), Child Development Division (CDD). As required by CDD, the teaching staff assesses each child's overall growth and development using the DRDP. The DRDP is an observation tool for teachers to record individual progress toward the achievement of the following:
The DRDP lists behaviors that, when fully mastered, would indicate the achievement of these desired results for children. The assessment of children drives the curriculum which, in turn, supports the learning and acquisition of skills. Teachers share a summary of each child's development during the bi-annual parent/teacher conference.
Welcome to our child development center community. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be a part of your child’s development. We look forward to building a partnership that will support your child’s experiences at the center. Because the family has the most influence on your child’s learning potential it is important for parents and center staff to acknowledge their joint responsibility for the education of your child, and work together cooperatively. We encourage you to share your ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to ask questions.
Our program will provide an atmosphere where individuals are respected and recognized for their uniqueness. We will offer encouragement and support to foster each person's self esteem, autonomy, competence and success.
To accomplish this vision, our mission is to provide …
… college students
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