Child Care

Child Care


Individual families and their child’s needs are our first priority. Our goal is to provide a high quality environment that is nurturing and safe where your child can learn and grow.

The Peralta Community College District Children’s Centers’ enrollment priority is for low-income students and families in the community.  We provide free, low-cost, and full-fee child care.  Full-fee openings are available for families who are over the State income ceilings guidelines or for families who are with an Alternative Payment Program.

We serve children ages 3 years through Kindergarten entry (must be 3 years by September 1st for each school year).  The children centers are funded through the California State Department of Education, Child Development Division (CDE/CDD).  All families must meet the CDE/CDD guidelines for wait lists, priorities for enrollment, and family qualifications.

All children’s centers staff are required to meet the state education requirements for the CDE/CDD and the state commission on teacher credentialing.  The staff is required to meet professional growth requirements by attending classes, conferences, and workshops.

The Creative Curriculum is designed to be a blueprint for our teachers to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for your children, while introducing them to topics that are interesting to them.

The Creative Curriculum is based on different Child Development theorists and current research as to how children learn.  The curriculum also takes into account the following:

  • Individual interests & uniqueness
  • Gender
  • Temperament
  • Learning styles
  • Life experiences
  • Culture
  • Special needs
  • Second language learners.

These are the many different aspects that every child brings into the classroom.  Teachers are trained to recognize the various aspects of each child and welcome them into the classroom.

Throughout Creative Curriculum, the partnerships between the family and the teachers are most important to create a successful foundation for the children to best prepare themselves for future learning.

Parent/teacher conferences are held at least two (2) times per year.

Pre-K (3-5 years):  $850/mo. (full time), $650/mo. (31-21 hrs/wk), $450/mo. (20hrs or under)

$50.00 discount / month for PCCD students, faculty, and staff.

*Free or low-daily rate for families who qualify on Department of Education income guidelines for program year (Mid-August—Mid June).

The Peralta Community College District Children’s Centers participate in the California Adult and Child Food Program (CACFP) at no additional cost to you.  Your child will be provided with a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, which are prepared by our on-site cook.  The institution is an equal opportunity provider, which does not discriminate against race, color, gender, age, or capabilities.

The goals of the program are to offer a high quality environment that permits the children to discover and learn, to become decision makers and problem solvers, and to feel good about themselves.

The children will develop themselves in the areas of:

  • Cognitive (thinking),
  • Language arts (talking)
  • Literacy (reading)
  • Social/emotional (relationships)
  • Physical development (moving and doing)

Other program goals are to develop a positive self-image and healthy concept, to maintain individual creativity while learning to work cooperatively with others, to encourage social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth through daily interaction with adults and children other than family members as well as to meet the adult needs of the parents whenever possible.