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Early Care and Education Programs

At Ѹ we are committed to providing the highest quality early care and education programs throughout our various locations. This ensures that our families have access to childcare and that children are adequately prepared for their future education.

Early Care and Education programs are located in the Child Development Centers, which can be found at our Coalinga and Lemoore locations as well as our Firebaugh center.

Early Care and Education Programs

At Ѹ we are committed to providing the highest quality early care and education programs throughout our various locations. This ensures that our families have access to childcare and that children are adequately prepared for their future education.

Key Information
  • Eligibility

    West Hills College Child Development Centers do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in determining which children are served.  We welcome the enrollment of children with disabilities and understand the requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations for such children and implement those accommodations.

    Application Process

    Parents interested in enrolling their children, can pick up an application at the centers or download the application below.

    To schedule an appointment for a center tour and complete a potential waiting list application, contact the site office assistant or site supervisor or fill out application form below.

    Application Solicitud

  • Monthly Tuition Based Fees Rates vary depending on childcare schedule and fees are due in advance on the first of the month. Please note that a variety of discounts are available. Please call for available discounts.

    TODDLERS
    Schedule Full-time 3/4 time 1/2 time
    6.5 to 10 hours 4 to 6.5 hours 0 to 4 hours  
    5 days $910.00 $630.00 $455.00
    4 days $728.00 $504.00 $364.00
    3 days $546.00 $378.00 $273.00
    2 days $364.00 $252.00 $182.00
    1 days $182.00 $126.00 $91.00

    INFANTS
    Schedule Full-time 3/4 time 1/2 time
    6.5 to 10 hours 4 to 6.5 hours 0 to 4 hours  
    5 days $1,105.00 $882.00 $637.00
    4 days $884.00 $705.00 $509.00
    3 days $663.00 $529.00 $382.00
    2 days $442.00 $352.00 $254.00
    1 days $221.00 $176.00 $127.00

    Subsidized Child Care Fees Fee is based on family size and income. Please note that this program is designed for parents who are employed, continuing their education, or seeking employment.

    State Preschool Program free to income eligible families.

  • The children's program establishes an integrated curriculum to meet the developmental needs of each child.  The integrated curriculum consists of activities that develop the child's sense of self and cognition.

    There are opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, personal and group time, and a free choice of developmental social skills, language, and creativities.  The day is filled with opportunities for learning with minimal transitions under the guidance of a supportive, nurturing teaching staff.

  • The children's program establishes an integrated curriculum to meet the developmental needs of each child.  The integrated curriculum consists of activities that develop the child's sense of self and cognition.

    There are opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, personal and group time, and a free choice of developmental social skills, language, and creativities.  The day is filled with opportunities for learning with minimal transitions under the guidance of a supportive, nurturing teaching staff.

  • Ѹ is committed to providing high quality early care and education programs throughout their service areas to ensure families have access to care for their child; children are prepared for their future education; and the college student is exposed to the highest of standards in a laboratory setting.

    The early care and education programs are located at Child Development Centers in Coalinga, Lemoore, and Firebaugh.  These centers will evolve to exemplify best practices in early education; serve as a model for other educational institutes; and become accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • Teachers and staff who care. That’s what you’ll find at the various West Hills College Child Development centers. Every day, our staff works hard to teach children everything from self-esteem to confidence to cognitive skills. Whether it’s outdoor play time, group time, creative exercises or learning new words, we ensure children in our program are provided nurturing support all day long.

    We have five interrelated goals that make the whole of our program:

    • To provide high-quality early care and education emphasizing social, emotional, cognitive, language, literacy, and physical growth and development for each child
    • To provide early intervention for children with special needs in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team (our staff, the parents, the local school district, and various service agencies)
    • To enhance family capacity by providing services and education for parents while they pursue their career and/or educational goals and to develop a true partnership with each family
    • To be an exemplary model of best practices in early education and serve as a laboratory school for students enrolled in courses, which are related to children and their development
    • To support early childhood educators throughout the District with their professional and personal growth.
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