Butte College’s Child Development Center (CDC) offers high quality care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old. This Fall 2016 semester, there is a new opportunity for qualifying Butte College students and area residents with preschool-aged children to receive free or low cost childcare.
Butte College’s Child Development Center (CDC)—located on Butte’s main campus—was recently awarded a California State Preschool Program (CSPP) grant by the California Department of Education. The California State Preschool Program is intended to support preschool-aged children in families who are low-income, have special needs children and/or are at risk. There are opportunities for 12 or more preschoolers (who turn age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2016) to attend Butte College’s Child Development Center (“CDC”) free or at low-cost with a sliding fee scale. Funds are available to pay for full-time child care and part-time child care at the CDC (including during students’ study time)—unlike some other child care subsidies that are limited in availability and just cover child care costs when student parents are in class. Childcare will be offered at the CDC beginning on August 22, the first day of Butte’s Fall 2016 semester.
The grant funds low- to no-cost, quality preschool, with low child/teacher ratios (only 8 children per 1 teacher – not 12 as at most preschools).
The CDC promotes children’s success in school by providing developmentally- and age-appropriate curriculum in an enhanced learning environment — with new equipment and high-quality educational supplies. In addition:
Go to Butte College’s Child Development Center website at www.butte.edu/childdevelopmentcenter
To make an appointment or request additional information, please contact the CDC director Julie VanderEyck or secretary Nicole Junger at 530-895-2865. You may also email Julie VanderEyck at firstname.lastname@example.org.