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Child and Family Studies Department

Child and Family Studies Department : Child Development Center

Child Development Center


"Helping to build the foundation for a better future."

Pre-enrollment application


Program Philosophy

We believe that the early years provide a foundation for life-long learning.


Our program is based on the well-established belief that children learn best in a play-based learning environment that supports individual and group needs in all areas of their development.


We believe each child is capable of constructing his/her own knowledge when given the time, resources, activities and meaningful interactions that expand and extend their understanding of the world around them.


We strive to provide enriched learning experiences based on the latest research and the best practices to meet the needs of children, families, staff and college students.


Click on the Resources below to download their documents

1. Child Development Center Brochure
2. Parent Handbook



Eligibility Requirements

Child development Center (CDC) and the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN)

As a State and Federal funded program, we adhere to all required guidelines, including:
  • Families must qualify under eligibility guidelines based on need, family size and income
  • Child care services are provided on a sliding scale for families, student parents, faculty and staff, and the community
  • Nutritious snacks and meals are provided at no cost to the family
  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider. FNS Instruction 113-1, Page 15(IX)(d)(2)
  • We are licensed through the state of California Department of Social Services
    • Infant License: 197415856
    • Preschool License: 197415855
    • FCCHEN provide their own license number with Enrollment


Enrollment Requirements

Service requires for college students to be enrolled in at least 12 units between 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday. Families from the community are also required to have a need for child care which is determined through the application process. To enroll your child or for more information call (818) 364-7865


The following documentation will be required:

  • Proof of family gross income (before taxes)
  • Employment verification or training verification.
  • Identification/emergency information
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current tuberculosis immunization.
  • Pre-admission health examination.


Contact Us

Click on the names to go to their respective directory pages.


Stein, Diane

Office Staff

Ayala, Eustolia

Diaz, Patricia

Ruiz-Contreras, Elizabeth

Classroom Faculty

Fletcher, Alina

Garcia, Diana

Gonzalez, Maria

Santillan, Blanca



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 the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, 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; or

(3)       email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Department Chair
Dr. Veronica Allen

Department Vice-Chair
Patricia Rodriguez


Child Development Center Director
Diane Stein


Department Secretary
Richard Lam


Education and Child Development Faculty
Veronica Allen


Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Ivet Bazikyan


Psychology Faculty
Emily Bill


Child Development Faculty
Lilamani De Silva


Child Development Faculty
Rita Grigoryan


Psychology Faculty
Dr. Christopher Williams