Mooorpark Child Development Center offers part day programs in the morning Monday - Friday in the morning and part time programs in the afternoon Monday - Thursday. You may choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week to attend the program. We serve children ages 2 - 5 years of age.
Children beginning our program at age 2, will focus on social and emotional growth, beginning math and literacy concepts, hands on science, sensory, art, manipulatives and other age appropriate experiences.
Children in the three – five year classes remain in the same classroom throughout their time in the program. This practice of Mixed Age Grouping is supported through research as an effective way to meet the varying developmental needs of all children. Additionally, the continuity of care allows teachers, families, and children to develop close, supportive relationships throughout their two years together at the Center. After assignment to a three – five year old classroom, children will only be reassigned to another classroom if the family needs to change from the morning to afternoon, or afternoon to morning. Our mixed age classes focus on a brain-based program of learning where everything presented in the classroom to the child has purpose toward future academic growth and success.
As we are a demonstration site of best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education, our classes at the CDC are comprised of several mixed-age groupings of children. We offer one class of children ages two – three years and several classes of three- to five- year-old children, including children with disabilities or other special needs as is appropriate. It is our goal that all families experience a sense of belonging and support in our program.
Program Option 1: Morning Preschool Program (Available Monday through Friday 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.).
Program Option 1 can be extended for one half-hour in the morning (8:00 to 9:00) and/or one and a half hours in the afternoon for lunch (11:30 to 1:00) for additional fees. Families must register ahead of time for these extensions. Fees are applied for any portion of the time used.
Program Option 2: Afternoon Preschool Program) (Available Monday through Thursday 1:00.to 4:00 p.m.)
Program Option 2 is offered from 12:50 to 4:00 for students enrolled in a class beginning at 1:00. The afternoon class is also available to all students for a discounted tuition rate.
Program Option 3: Full Day Preschool Program (Available Monday through Thursday 8:00.to 4:00 p.m. & 8 – 1 Friday)
Children begin their day in a morning preschool class at 8:00 a.m. and transition to the afternoon classroom after lunch and a rest time at 1:00. Additional learning experiences, outdoor times, and snack will finish their day. Children in the Full Day option are picked up by 4:00 p.m. M-Th and 1pm on F.
Children may register to stay an extra hour and a half after their regular program to enjoy the social time of lunch and additional playtime on the playground. Rates are discounted when registering for the month. Fees are applied for any portion of the time used.
Yoga is offered as part of our weekly program for all children who would like to participate. Yogamama, is our certified Yoga Instructior and Child Development Expert, who works with the children each week on stretching, moving their bodies with calm purpose, listening, and relaxing while dreaming in "yummyland"
Occasionally enrichment programs will be offered for 6 – 8 week sessions. Enrichment classes will be taught by qualified teachers and will focus on a skill or experience such as cooking, sewing, wood-working, dancing, etc. Fees are applied for any portion of the time used.
Rates and Payment Informatoion
All familes in the Moorpark CDC are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee each year. Moorpark College Child Development Laboratory Center makes provisions for the preschool program based on signed contracts. Tuition is due on the first day of eacg month, and payable over eight months as specified in the registration contract. Please note that families are obligated to pay for their contracted time regardless of their child’s attendance (i.e. absences due to illness, vacation, school closings, or any other reason will not result in a tuition refund). All payments are to be paid to the college Business Office. Make checks payable to Moorpark College.