Santa Rosa Junior College Children’s Center operates a developmentally appropriate program primarily for the children of students subsidized for care services. Full cost care for staff, faculty, and community members is offered as it becomes available. The center serves as a model demonstration program/lab school for students studying Child Development and as an on-campus teacher training site. The program is funded by the California Department of Education, Department of Social Services, federal funding from CACFP and CCAMPIS and the Sonoma County Junior College District.
The guidelines for subsidized care are established by the California Department of Education and the California Department of Social Services. Fees for subsidized spots, when applicable, are based on a sliding scale. Enrollment priorities can be found on the Children’s Center website. Nonsubsidized openings are based on a fee scale.
Located in the Robert Call Child Development Center facility on the Santa Rosa Campus, the center serves approximately 100 children ages six months to five years. The program follows the academic calendar and is open from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, Monday–Thursday, and 8:30 am–12:30 pm on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.
The program features environments that are child centered, allowing children freedom and independence to choose their play materials. Young children learn through play and exploration. We provide a nurturing and safe environment while respecting diverse family backgrounds and accommodating many different learning styles. Additionally, the center follows the philosophies of the Program for Infant Toddler and Teaching Pyramid. Breakfast and lunch served daily.