Child Development Center

Child sliding at the CDC.
We are accepting and enrolling families who are eligible and have 18 month - 5 year old children.
Apply for Child Care

Once you have completed the CDC Application above you will be contacted by the Department Assistant.

For more information, contact Program Director Rosita Barron at or (661) 395-4049. You should receive a response within 24 hours.

kids pretending to be piratesThe 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.