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Campus Children's Center

Quality care for infants and preschoolers between three months and five years of age are available on both the Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley campuses. The center serves as the lab school for Early Childhood Studies students who assist the credentialed staff in providing an enriched learning environment designed to foster social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth for young children.

The philosophy of the program is to provide each child with the tools and the opportunity to be actively involved in the learning process, to experience a variety of developmentally-appropriate activities and materials and to pursue his/her own interests.

As an integral part of the Early Childhood Studies program, the center provides a multicultural, anti bias inclusion approach where children have the opportunity to experience differences in gender, race/ethnicity, abilities, learning styles, and individual needs. 

The Children’s Center is available to student parents enrolled in summer, fall, spring semesters. The center follows the academic calendar and is open Monday–Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Santa Maria campus offers a preschool aged twilight program that operates Monday–Thursday, 6:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Hours and days of operation may vary at each location through the year.

For further information, contact our main office at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3567 or stop by building I. Please do not contact the center classrooms directly.