Child Development Center

The Chaffey College Child Development Center provides state-of-the-art care for children who are 18-months-old through kindergarten, and serves as a learning site for our child development students. Our activities help prepare students – socially, cognitively and physically - for elementary school. We take an individualized approach in the program, meeting the unique needs of each child. We want your child to have enriching and positive experiences in a safe and caring learning environment.

The Child  Development Center is currently closed due to COVID-19

 

 

California State Preschool Program & Center Based Child Care Program

 Our mission is to:

  • Provide high quality, developmentally appropriate child care and educational experiences for children
  • Support Chaffey College students in their educational and vocational goals
  • Provide training for Chaffey College students seeking careers working with children and families

 

We believe:

  • Each child is a unique individual
  • Play is the most positive way children can learn
  • Trust is the foundation needed in all relationships
  • In providing a secure environment that is safe, clean, healthy and oriented to children
  • Parents are the most important people in a child's life
  • In positive methods of discipline
  • In the dedication of the adults in our program
  • We each have a unique gift to offer

 

Contact

Phone: Closed due to COVID-19
Hours: Closed due to COVID-19


Inclusive Policy

At the Chaffey College Child Development Center we do not discriminate according to race, ethnic background, religion, language, family values or ability. Our program welcomes all children and includes children with disabilities. We believe strongly that all children deserve the right to developmentally appropriate programming and access to interaction with peers and supportive professionals. 


Religious Instruction

The Center refrains from religious instruction or worship [5CCR §18017] 

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Chaffey College Child Development Center follows the American with Disability Ability Act (ADA) of 1990.

  

Preschool Program

Preschool 1: TBD
Preschool 2: TBD
Preschool 3: Kasumi Oshiro
Preschool 4: Patricia Pascover

 

Toddler Program

Toddler 1: Shawn Leary
Toddler 1A: Rose Bogin
Toddler 2: Monica Lara
Toddler 2A: TBD

 

Nutrition

Ruth Montelongo 
Nutrition Specialist

 

Services

The Child Development Center provides the following services:

Full-Day California State Preschool Program
The preschool program including a Toddler option serves children between the ages of 2 1/2 through kindergarten. 
Adult/Child Ratio: 1:8
Group Size: 24


Center Based Child Care Services
The Toddler program provides services to children between 18 months and 2 1/2 years old.
Adult/Child Ratio: 1:4
Group Size 12



Parent Education and Involvement
Parents are their child's primary teacher. The Child Development Center grants were funded with the stipulation that parent education and involvement be a major program component. Due to the grant requirements, all parents are strongly encouraged to be actively involved in the program. Parents are invited to participate in the many varied activities of the Child Development Center. 

Parent education seminars are scheduled throughout each semester. The topics provide support and information on child development to strengthen and support existing parenting skills. 


Student Training
Chaffey College students observe children or conduct practicum hours at the Child Development Center.
Guidelines:

  • All students must have a valid student I.D. card and a clear T.B. test
  • First time participants fill out a "Student Emergency Contact" sheet
  • Sign in at the front desk
  • Observation students wear beige vests, practicum students wear red vests
  • All students must wear a name tag while observing at the Center
  • Sign in at the clip board as you enter the classroom, and sign out when you leave
  • Turn in vests and log out at the computer at the front desk


Observation students are admitted on a first-come first-serve basis as space and number of children allows. 


Student Employment Opportunities
The apprentice program provides hands-on child development experiences for individuals working to become a professional in the field of early childhood education. Apprentices, under the direction of Chaffey College Child Development Center teachers, work directly with children, oversee daily activities, and with the help of teachers develop and implement activities of their own dosing. Work experience at the Center is applicable towards the work experience required for the child development teacher permit.


Community Social Services
The Center provides referral for families to assist in the areas of legal, medical, employment, and housing concerns. 

Child Care Referrals: www.kidsncare.com
First 5 San Bernardino: www.first5sanbernardino.org

 

NUTRITION PROGRAM

The Chaffey College Child Development Center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and serves meals at no separate charge to all enrolled children. The reimbursement received from the CACFP helps with our food costs, and therefore, enables us to keep our fees for care as low as possible.

Please help us comply with the requirements of the USDAs CACFP. Please complete, sign, and return the attached Meal Benefit Form (MBF) to the center as soon as possible. However, you are not required to submit the MBF to participate in the program. All children enrolled in our center receive their meals at no separate charge, but the determination of eligibility category affects the amount of funding received by our center. This information is necessary to receive the reimbursement for the meals we serve to children in our program. If your first language is not English, you have a right to ask us for written or oral translation of these materials free of charge in your native language.

If your household currently receives benefits under the CalFresh Program (formerly Food Stamps), the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) you only need to list your current CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR case number on the MBF. You must also have an adult sign and date the MBF.

However, if your household does not receive benefits under CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR please complete the MBF and make sure you:

  • Provide the names of all household members and their income by source; and
  • Have an adult sign, date, and provide the last four digits of his or her social security number (SSN), or check the box Check here if no SSN if the adult does not have a SSN.

 

For All Households:

The USDA defines a household as a group of related or unrelated individuals (not residents of a boarding house or an institution) who are living as one economic unit (i.e., sharing living expenses). Therefore, the income reported on the MBF must include the gross income of all members of your household, by source.

The income you report must be the total gross income received last month, listed by source for each household member. If last month's income does not accurately reflect your circumstances, you may provide a projection of your monthly income. If no significant change has occurred, you may use last year's income as a basis to make this projection. If your household's income is equal to or less than the amounts indicated for your household's size on the attached Income Eligibility Guideline Chart, the center receives a higher level of reimbursement for meals served to your child(ren).

Once properly approved for free or reduced-price benefits, whether through income or proof of benefits as supported by a current CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR case number, your child(ren) will remain eligible for those benefits for 12 months.

 

Foster Children:

For households with foster children, please contact us for additional information.

Confidentiality of Information on the Meal Benefit Form:

We will use the information on the form to decide the level of reimbursement our center is eligible to receive. We will place the MBF in our food program files and keep the information confidential. Only upon your request will we share the information on your form with officials of other child nutrition, health, and education programs so they can use it to determine benefits for those programs.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and 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 (e.g., 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 complaint of discrimination, complete form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or 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
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please review the following documents:

  • USDA Non Discrimination Statement
  • Income Eligibility Guidelines 
  • Letter to parents (nonpricing program)

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND FEES

Requirements for Enrollment
Parents interested in enrolling their children may pick up an application form from the Child Development Center of download the form with the link on this web page.

Priority for subsidized child care services is given according to the regulations of the State Department of Education.

A waiting list is maintained when space is inadequate to meet the requests for childcare. The enrollment process is ongoing and continues throughout the semester!

Prior to enrollment, parents are required to submit all required paperwork and attend three (3) mandatory orientation meetings:

1) Administrative Orientation
2) Child's Developmental Interview
3) Classroom Orientation

Applications for child care services are accepted throughout the semester and must be updated every year in July.

Applications for subsidized child care services will not be accepted without documentation of monthly family income.

 

Subsidized Fees
Parents who are eligible for the State of California Department of Education Child Development Services will pay fees according to the family gross income and number of children in the family. This fee is based on a sliding fee scale provided by the state.

NO FEES will be charged for families whose gross monthly income is less than the first step on the state/federal fee schedule, which is also determined by the number of family members.

Non-subsidized Fees
A current fee schedule can be obtained at the Child Development Center