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CSUB Children’s Center expands to two local elementary schools

Children's Center CSUB students with children now have more choices for child care while they are attaining their college degrees. The CSUB Children's Center has partnered with two nearby elementary schools – Old River and Laurelglen – to offer pre-school to children ages 3 to 5. The new programs opened Monday, Aug. 22, at both locations and will serve a total of 85 children.

There are currently 40 remaining spots open for children to enroll. Priority goes to children of CSUB students first, followed by staff and faculty. Any remaining openings may be filled by members of the community.

"The Children's Center expanded to the two sites due to the high demand for our services," said Gladys Garcia, who was hired in July as the new Director of the CSUB Children's Center. "Our main campus is at max capacity in enrollment for the fall."

The two elementary school locations will operate from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and follow each school's holiday schedule. Children must be potty trained, as they do not have the equipment necessary to accommodate children in diapers.

The Laurelglen location has one classroom and the Old River location has two classrooms. Each room has one teacher and two teacher assistants. Both sites share play yards with the schools' preschool programs for children with disabilities.

The daily program provides the children with a wide range of fun and challenging activities designed to facilitate the children's physical-motor, social-emotional, intellectual and language development. These goals are achieved through providing learning experiences geared to the ability and readiness level of each child.

Rates for child care for 3-5 year olds are as follows:

Child Care Rates
  Student Faculty/Staff/Community
Half Day (3.9 hrs or less) $21.00 $27.00
Part Day (4 to 6.4 hrs) $25.00 $31.00
Full Day (6.5 hrs. or mor $28.00 $34.00

The CSUB Children's Center at the main campus also provides child care for 2 year olds at slightly higher rates.

For more information and to enroll your child in the CSUB Children's Center off-site programs, call 661-654-3165.

For More Information

Colleen Dillaway
Director, Public Affairs & Communications, CSUB
661-654-2456
cdillaway@csub.edu

Irma Cervantes
Public Affairs Coordinator, CSUB
661-654-2138
icervantes@csub.edu