The Child Development Center provides high quality child development and child-care services for children, and serves as a model demonstration site for students studying child development. The lab school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Clovis Community College
Child Development Building
10309 N. Willow Ave.
Fresno, CA 93730
|Monday||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||7:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Thursday||7:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am - 5:30 pm|
We offer full day care for toddlers and preschoolers
We offer a half day care program from 8:00am - 12:00pm only for children 3-5 years of age
You may choose from the following:
The Child Development Center opened in fall of 2007. It includes 2 lecture rooms, 2 observation rooms and the 3 classroom lab school. The six million dollar facility was funded through a collaboration with the State Department of Education, Clovis Unified School District, State Center Community College District, and First Five of Fresno and serves a dual role; providing high quality child development and child-care services for children and as a model demonstration site for students studying child development. The lab school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Our view of children's development and learning is based on our beliefs which are founded on research and are supported by development theory. It is our belief that young children are competent individuals who grow and learn through exploring and investigating the world around them. We view each child as unique with their own pattern of development, influenced by their socio-cultural experiences. We value each child and their family, and desire connection between home and school. We are committed to supporting children's social-emotional growth and wellbeing.
We believe that:
Our Philosophy is a fluid document that is responsive to emerging theory and research as well as to the diversity of our families and staff and their need and expertise.
Our Early Childhood Specialists hold a minimum of a Bachelor's in Child Development or related field with child development course work. Our Early Childhood Associate Teachers hold a minimum of an Associate Degree in Child Development. Early Childhood Specialists, Associate Teachers and student interns work with children, as do college students who are in training at the lab school. Our administrative staff includes our Child Development Lab School Manager who oversees the Child Development Lab School.
The Child Development students and instructors use the program in three different ways:
The Child Development Lab School gives enrollment priority to the following three groups:
Admission is based on availability and once the child is determined to be:
- Between the ages of 19 months and 5 years of age
- Ready for the type of group experience that the Child Development Lab School offers
- Able to benefit from the program
- Competent in toileting (preschool classrooms only)
Waitlist Applications are available at the Child Development Lab School or through the online waitlist application form. Once the lab school is full a waitlist is maintained. Applications must be resubmitted each March to remain on the waitlist. Incomplete applications will be eliminated.
|Toddler / Young Preschool*||Half Day Preschool||Half Day Preschool|
|19 - 30 months / Fall semester||3-5 year olds||3-5 year olds|
|24 - 36 months / Spring semester||8:30am - 12:30pm||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|$33.00 per day||$25.00 per day||$30.00 per day|
There is a $20.00 registration fee due each semester.
The center is closed for all State Center Community College District holidays and two days each semester for staff professional development opportunities.
Summer sessions are determined by the district course offerings.
*As an early childhood training institute, the enrollment ages for this classroom changes from toddler to young preschool in the spring, to meet the needs of the college courses taught.
Download the Child Development Lab School Parent Handbook for additional information about the center’s policies and requirements for admission.