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Children’s Center

About the Children’s Center

The Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. recognizes that many of the people who wish to attend the University are parents of young children, and that in order to attend classes these people must arrange for affordable, quality child care. Therefore, the CSUF Children’s Center has been established and operated, with Associated Student Inc. funds, for the purpose of making the educational opportunities at the University equally accessible to these parents of young children, regardless of sex, race, or financial status.

 

The Children’s Center is open year-round from 7:30AM – 7:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7:30AM – 5:15PM on Friday.We are closed on all University holidays and require specialized scheduling during Spring Break, Fall Recess, and the Summer.

 

For more information, please call (657) 278-2961.

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112

Children's Center Staff Members

457

Internships Awarded

321

Total Child Enrollment

17

Grants Awarded

Meet the Children’s Center Staff

Meet the staff of the Children’s Center that make sure the children under our careenjoy a safe, nurturing, and productive learning environment.

Valerie Rivera
Valerie Rivera
Director
Sonia Nunez
Sonia Nunez
Assistant Director
Lydia Palacios
Lydia Palacios
Program Coordinator
Jesse Beltran
Jesse Beltran
Master Teacher
Carlton Chase
Carl Chase
Building Engineer
Dana Dyment
Dana Dyment
Cook
Amanda Estrada
Amanda Estrada
Master Teacher
Marcia Garcia
Maria Garcia
Master Teacher
Cathy Higa
Cathy Higa
Master Teacher
Kelly Iiames
Kelly Iiames
Lead Teacher
Jennie Imatomi
Jennie Imatomi
Master Teacher
Hang Nguyen
Hang Nguyen
Master Teacher
Veronica Rosas
Veronica Rosas
Master Teacher
Stacey Wong-Goldfarb
Stacey Wong-Goldfarb
Master Teacher

Enrollment & Fees

The Children’s Center serves children from fourmonths through the pre-kindergarten year, as well as kindergarteners for our after-school program which begins at 1:00PM or later. The youngest children enrolling in the Fall Semester were born by April of the previous year, and the youngest children enrolling in the Spring Semester were born no later then July 31st.

Student Rates (Hourly / Weekly)

  • Infants under 18 months

    $7.95 / $286.00
  • Toddlers 18 to 35 months

    $7.62 / $268.00
  • Preschool 3 years & older

    $5.82 / $207.00
  • Sibling of preschool age

    $5.04 / $176.00

Non-Student Rates (Hourly / Weekly)

  • Infants under 18 months

    $11.40 / $403.00
  • Toddlers 18 to 35 months

    $10.87 / $387.00
  • Preschool 3 years & older

    $8.22 / $292.00
  • Sibling of preschool age

    $7.16 / $257.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some commonly asked questions. Need help with something else? Contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Can anyone enroll their child/children at the Childrens Center?

Priority is given to children of students at Cal State Fullerton. An additional twenty spaces are available for the children of CSUF faculty & staff. We sometimes have spaces for others after enrollment is complete. Because the Center runs on the campus academic year, and is closed for campus observed holidays, it is not always the best option for non-students. Enrollment applications are due four times per year. Once your child is accepted, well do our best to provide continuous care each semester. If your schedule is flexible and youre not looking for full time care, were often a good match for your needs.

 

Is financial aid available?

Yes, the Childrens Center offers state subsidized child care. Subsidy applications are available at the Childrens Center and can be picked up when an enrollment application is filled out.

 

Is there a waiting list?

Because the Childrens Center offers a flexible, hourly scheduled program, there is not a standard waiting list. Rather, we take names and information and keep them on our waiting list by date of inquiry. This date is entered on each specific term application that you submit. We then prioritize the applications by the waiting list dates. Returning parents have priority, and then we enroll new children in the remaining spaces. The days and times that you request will be a determining factor in being admitted.Waiting list names remain active for two years, reserving your place in line for child care. Referrals to alternate child care locations are available upon request.

 

Why do applications have to be turned in every term?

Student parents needs for child care vary as their class schedules change each semester which necessitates a need for updated applications for every semester that a parent is requesting child care.

Parenting Resources

The PDFs below require Adobe Reader Version 9.40 or greater. This is a free program available from the Adobe website. Follow the download directions on the Adobe website to get your copy.

Parent Handbook

Sample Food menu

Children's Center IPM Plan

Pesticide Letter to Parents

Enrollment Application

Financial Aid Form

Internships

An internshipat the Children’s Center providesstudents the opportunity to gain practical experience with young children while also earning academic credit. We currently offer internships in Child & Academic Studies, Psychology, and Human Services.

Who can apply?

We are looking for dependable students who are open to new ideas, excited about learning, and who enjoy working with babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers. We currently offer internships to students majoring in Child & Adolescent Studies, Psychology, and Human Services.

 

What you’ll do

Intern duties and responsibilities vary depending on the classroom to which you are assigned. Generally speaking, you will be asked to participate as part of a team with Master Teachers and student staff in the care and education of preschool children. You will work with individual children, small groups of children, and the larger group in the learning environment. You will have the opportunity to observe, assess needs, and plan developmentally appropriate activities to meet needs and interests of the children. The average involvement for internships with academic credit is 5-8 hours per week. Interns will be scheduled for 2-4 hours on alternating days and on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00PM during staff meetings.

 

What we’ll offer you

You will gain experience in all aspects of working with children in the learning environment: physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and creative. You will set goals for yourself and plan activities for children. You will participate in weekly staff meetings and staff training sessions designed to help you learn more about working and communicating with children. And best of all you will be someone important in the life of a child.

 

How to apply

Download the internshipapplication and turn it in at the Children’s Center. For more information, call (657) 278-4265 or email Assistant Director, Sonia Nunez – Contact.