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Child Development Center

American River College operates child care programs for student-parents who are continuing their education, Los Rios Community College District staff, and the community at large. The Child Development Center provides education and care for young children and a laboratory for students preparing to become teachers in the field of early childhood education.

Children enjoy play spaces designed to engage their developing minds and bodies as well as a rich curriculum that nourishes their understanding of the world. As part of the American River College Center for Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, the Child Development Center supports students and staff with child care and development services. It also serves as a state-of-the-art student teaching laboratory for students from many academic disciplines as they prepare to work with families and young children.

Important Information

Enrollment in the Child Development Center

Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment. In order to be placed on the waitlist, a complete application packet is required.


Child Development Center: Information for Current Families

Information for families currently enrolled in the Child Development Center.

Child Development Center: Information for Current Families


Phone: (916) 484-8651
Fax: (916) 484-8639


Monday through Thursday
7:30am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm


The Child Development Center is located on the east side of campus.