Moorpark College 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 2.6 - 5 years of age.
Children in the preschool 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 years together at the Center. Our mixed age classes focus on a appropriately-academic and brain-based theories of learning where everything presented in the classroom to the child has purpose toward future academic growth and success.
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 - 11:30 a.m.).
Program Option 1 is available 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. This program can be extended for one half-hour in the morning (8:00 to 8:30) 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.
Program Option 2: Afternoon Preschool Program (Available Monday through Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Program Option 2 is available 2 or 4 days per week Monday - Thursday. This unique program is ideal for the child who sleeps in later in the morning. This program is also ideal for students of Moorpark College attending afternoon classes, as there is a discounted tuition rate available to Moorpark students for this preschool program.
Program Option 3: Full Day Preschool Program (Available Monday through Thursday 7:30 - 5:00 & Friday 7:30 – 1:00)
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 Fridays.
Lunch bunch will extend your child's day an extra 1.5 hours. Children may stay after the core hours to enjoy the social experience of eating lunch together with friends. After socializing and sharing a meal together with teachers and friends, the children
will have additional time to work on the playground. Rates are discounted when registering for the month.
The Enrichment Program is an extracurricular experience that we offer to extend your child’s day of learning at the CDC. Throughout the year we will offer several 5 or 6 week sessions in a specified learning area to expand upon your child’s interest. Teachers will facilitate learning through hands on and creative small group experiences both in the CDC and throughout the College Campus. Enrichment program topics might include: cooking, sewing, wood-working, musical and drama theater, art experience and appreciation, dancing, etc.
Together Time Toddler and Me Class
Together Time is a special class experience for toddlers ages 18 – 34 months. This enriching class will be an introduction to the lab school classroom, where “Together”, parent or caregiver and toddler will explore, experience, learn and create with our highly qualified and educators at the Moorpark CDC.
Yogamama is a very special extension of our incredible program. Yogamama started as a student in the Child Development department here at Moorpark College. After earning her AA degree from Moorpark College in Child Development, Yogamama went on to obtain her BA degree. Now Yogamama compliments our incredible program each week by offering several programs at the Moorpark CDC.
As part of the core curriculum, Yogamama works with small groups of children on a weekly basis to promote a positive self- image. Yogamama focuses on each child’s sense of self, combining stretching, movements, breathing, body awareness, and imagination. Yogamama incorporates children’s literature and interests into her interactive small group classes. This enrichment program is nondenominational, as well as optional for all children.
Rates and Payment Information
All families 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 each 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.