Child Development Center

Promoting high quality care in a model setting.

The Child Development Center is an instructional facility established to teach university students about child development €”theory and applications, program design and evaluation, and research. Students from varied disciplines such as child development, communication studies, education, music, and psychology participate at the CDC each semester. By participating in laboratory courses, students learn to observe children and record their behaviors, assess children's development, plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities, and design and implement research projects.

Now Accepting Applications

The CSU Stanislaus Child Development Center (CDC) offers an educational day care setting for children from 8 weeks of age through 5 years.

  • Affordable, competitive rates
  • University student-teachers are supervised by trained faculty and staff
  • On-campus field trips and special events
  • Carefully planned, hands-on curriculum encourages learning through play

Infant/Toddler Program

7:45 am - 4:30 pm
$30 per half-day; $55 per full day
(accepting wait-list applications)


Preschool Program

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$20 per half-day; $40 per full day
children can be dropped off as early as 7:45 for an additional $3.50 per day
(accepting applications for limited openings)