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Child Development Center

The Child Development Center at the main campus is an affordable childcare option (ages 3 to 5) and (ages 6 months to 23 months) for eligible SCC students and Los Rios employees. There are also limited openings for families and community members who would pay full/partial cost.

It is a hands-on learning environment for SCC students enrolled in Child Development and Early Childhood Education courses.


Childcare includes meals for the full-day and the part-day programs at the center.

The Child and Adult Food Program of the Office of Child Nutrition Services, USDA, subsidizes the meals served at the center. At enrollment parents will be asked to complete a "Food Program Eligibility" form. The center serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. All meals meet the requirements of the Food Program. Children with special diets will be accommodated within reasonable limits.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).

Drop-Offs and Pick Ups

Several spaces are reserved for the drop-off and pick up of children in front of the Child Development Center. Parking is limited to 20 minutes.


Eligibility is determined by the State Department of Education funding criteria, based on gross monthly family income and family size. In order for us to determine eligibility, please complete the following forms and turn them in at the Child Development Center office during business hours. You will be contacted about your eligibility, at which point additional paperwork will be required to complete the enrollment process. 

Enrollment Waitlist Form

Note: If your contact information changes, it is your responsibility to notify the Child Development Center. If we are unable to contact you, your name will be removed from the waitlist.


Preschool Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Due to COVID guidelines, our center will require appointments for all visitors except for the enrolled families. Please reach us via phone or email using the contact information above.


Child Development Center Building
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822