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The Campus Child Development Center provides child care for student parents to assist them in completing their educational goals. The Center offers a preschool program for children 2 to 5 years of age.




The Campus Child Development Center was established in 1975 as a service to the college's students. The primary goal of the program is to increase accessibility to college for non-traditional students. The center offers a quality learning experience for young children and their families, and serves as a field-training site for the college's instructional program.


The center’s program is based upon the faculty’s shared philosophical approach to early childhood education. Children flourish in an environment that acknowledges the multiplicity of human needs. We offer a program that responds to all of the developmental needs of children: social, cultural, emotional, cognitive, and physical. Our primary goal is to encourage a positive self-image and sense of independence in each child. The child becomes aware of his/her own worth both as an individual and as a member of a peer group, while learning to respect the rights of others.

Children flourish in an environment that acknowledges the multiplicity of human needs.

Services/Function Provided

The Campus Child Development Center provides a Californian State Preschool Program and a General Child Care Program. Our hours are:

  • Half Day care: 8:30AM - 12:30PM
  • All Day care: 8AM - 3:30PM


New families will be enrolled from the eligibility list as space becomes available, following the requirements and guidelines for the California State Department of Education, Child Development Division and the Los Angeles Community College District. Enrollment priority is as follows:

  • Child Protective Services and At-Risk
  • Homeless
  • Children of Full-time student/parents that are low income
  • Children of low income or CalWORKs recipients
  • Children of Faculty/Staff
  • Children of the general Community

For those who do not qualify for subsidized care, there is a fee for the Center’s services.

Admission Procedures

  • Applications are available in the Campus Child Development Center office or at the bottom of this page.
  • Applications for all programs, for the current and upcoming semesters, summer session(s), and winter intersession are accepted continuously throughout the year.
  • An application must be filed at the Campus Child Development Center to be considered for service and/or placed on the eligibility list.
  • Applications are good for one semester only. All other applications on the eligibility list at the end of the semester become void, unless renewed.


2024 Child Development Center Fees

In accordance with EC8723, families will be assessed a flat monthly fee at the time of initial certification and only be reassessed when a family recertifies or when the family data file is updated due to a change in status. Fees will be assessed and collected in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5CCR) Section 18109.

Fees may fluctuate based on Center operating days and hours of service. Please consult with a CDC representative to confirm fees.



State Subsidized


LACCD Student

Monthly: $560 - $840

Yearly: $6440 - $9660


Monthly: $980 - $1540

Yearly: $11270 - $17710




We welcome and encourage you to visit our center. It is recommended that you make an appointment a day or two in advance so that someone will be available to give you a tour and answer your questions. To make an appointment call (323) 953-4000 ext. 2220.

Student Lab and Employment

Child Development majors and other students participate in the program under the direct supervision of a Child Development Center Master Teacher. Employment opportunities for teacher’s assistants are available for those who qualify.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, its agencies, offices, and employees, institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (i.e., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, you may obtain a complaint form by sending an email to @email. The complaint form may also be obtained at any USDA office. You may also write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: @email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Additional Information:

  • The Campus Child Development Center is a licensed childcare facility that provides developmentally appropriate programs for the children of students, staff, faculty, and the community.
  • The Campus Child Development Center cannot accommodate off-track school-age children.
  • The LACC Campus Child Development Center / Lab School has an “open door” policy. Parents/Guardians/Family members may visit their children in our facility any time they wish. We do ask those who plan to visit their children frequently to follow the classroom routine, to avoid disturbing classroom schedules and activities. If you wish to meet with the Director or a staff member, please make an appointment so that arrangements can be made.
  • The Center operates on the Los Angeles City College academic calendar. The Campus Child Development Center is operated in a manner which is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, or disability. LACCD Board Rule 1202.

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - 12:30PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed
Holidays: Closed
*Operating hours are subjected to change due to unexpected situations

Child Development Center (CDC), first floor
We are located behind the new Sci-Tech building on Vermont and South of the MLK Library.