Bakersfield College

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Child Development Center

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.


Bakersfield College Child Development Center

Preschool: License #153801812

  • 1801 Panorama Dr.
  • Bakersfield, CA 93305
  • Leticia Cabrera Mendoza , Site Supervisor: (661) 395-4733
  • Marina Mancera, Site Supervisor: (661) 395-4801

Open Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM.

Free Three Hour State Preschool - Now at Bakersfield College

Currently enrolling children 3-5 years of age

Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 12:00PM or 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

Contact 661-395-4386 for more information.