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Child Development Center

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Center: 707-476-4337
Director: 707-476-4537
FAX: 707-476-4414

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:15-4:15pm
during college instructional days

Location
The center is located near the college stadium toward the rear of the main parking lot.

Information for Parents


Enrollment and Fees 

The College of the Redwoods Child Development Center receives funding from the State Department of Education, Child Development Division, the CalWorks childcare reimbursement program, the Redwoods Community College District, and parent fees. The funding from the State Department of Education, Child Development Division, and CalWorks provides subsidized childcare for eligible, low income families.

The Child Development Center has the following enrollment policies:

  • Income eligible CR student parents have 1st priority for enrollment, with lowest adjusted income admitted first (children who are referred by CPS within this category would be admitted before all others in this category).
  • Income eligible CR staff and/or faculty parents have 2nd priority for enrollment, with lowest adjusted income admitted first (children who are referred by CPS within this category would be admitted before all others in this category).
  • Income eligible community parents have 3rd  priority for enrollment, with lowest adjusted income admitted first (children who are referred by CPS within this category would be admitted before all others in this category).
  • Private Pay CR students, staff, or faculty and community members may be enrolled into the CDC as space allows.

The CDC will maintain a waitlist and children will be enrolled as openings occur throughout the year based on enrollment criteria.  Enrollment from the waitlist is not first come, first served.

The CDC will maintain a waitlist and children will be enrolled as openings occur throughout the year based on enrollment criteria. Enrollment from the waitlist is not first come, first served.

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Food Program

The CDC participates in the Child Care Food Program.  The food program is a part of the curriculum and provides an opportunity for children to learn concepts in areas such as nutrition, social/emotional, math, science, and language.

The menu at the CDC limits the use of sugar, fat, salt, and additives. Breakfast, lunch and snack menus are posted in each classroom.  The Center provides nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and an afternoon snack daily.  If your child is scheduled to be at the CDC during meals or snack, he/she will be served the food as indicated on the posted menu in each classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions 

We care for children as early as 2 years old and continue through kindergarten age.

Yes! We have children in the center in all stages of development and learning to use the toilet is a developmental step for children. We happily work with the parent and child to make "potty training" a non-threatening, relaxed process.

The College of the Redwoods Child Development Center receives funding from the State Department of Education, Child Development Division, the CalWorks childcare reimbursement program, the Redwoods Community College District, and parent fees. The funding from the State Department of Education, Child Development Division and CalWorks provides subsidized childcare for eligible, low income families. If you have further questions, or to explore your family's individual situation, please stop by the center, or call 476-4337.

We maintain a waiting list for services in most classrooms. We do have limited availability. Because we are state funded, our first priority is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of College of the Redwoods. With that group, income and size of family play a role in placement order. We encourage others to inquire regarding the availability of care and be put on the waiting list of space is not currently available.

. . . to enroll my child? 476-4578
. . . to check on my child? 476-4578
. . . to let the center know my child will be in late? 476-4578
. . . with financial and enrollment questions? 476-4337

When in doubt about your child's health, keep him/her home. Remember that the teachers and other children will be exposed to the illness that an ill child may bring to school. Keep your child home if he/she:

  • is in the first two days of a cold
  • has a sore throat
  • has had a temperature of 100°F or higher, with or without other symptoms, in the past 24 hours
  • has been vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • has had diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • has had an unexplained rash
  • has impetigo (strep or staph infection on the skin)
  • has untreated conjunctivitis ("pink eye")
  • has chickenpox, until the vesicles are crusted over
  • has lice or nits (the CDC has a nit-free policy)
  • or any other contagious disease or condition

Yes, we have many different situations that allow children to qualify to attend. Please contact us to get more details related to your specific situation.

At CR's Child Development Center we believe children are capable and competent. We are committed to your child's potential and their enjoyment of life. Our staff is passionate about developing curiosity, persistence, creativity and problem solving skills in our classrooms because we are a community of learners where children