Child Development

Site Address: 557 North Lovekin
Mailing Address: One College Drive
Blythe, CA 92225

Hours and days of operation:
12 months, 247 days - Monday through Friday--7:30 A.M to 5:30 P.M

Age of Child:
2 years/9 months-(child must be 3 years of age by October 2nd of the current fiscal year) to 5 years of age

Maximum Capacity:
60 Children

Eligibility for enrollment is first priorities are CPS children or children who are identified by a legal, medical social services agency or emergency shelter as a recipient of protective services or being neglects, abused or exploited, or at risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation. After that we determine needs by the parents being engaged in vocational training leading directly to a recognized trade, Para- profession or profession; parents being employed or seeking employment or seeking permanent housing for family stability or incapacitation. Child development services are non-discriminatory, giving equal treatment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or ancestry. The program welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities. The program understands the requirements of the American With Disabilities act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations for such children and implements those accommodations.

The teachers in the Center follow a curriculum that is developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for children served. Our daily schedule consists of both structured and unstructured time that is developmentally appropriate for the age level of the child.

The Activities Include:
The program activities include cognitive activities, Language activities, dramatization, mathematical concepts, social studies, science, health, safety, art and music.

The Center provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. The Center is committed to serving the children nutritious, natural, and whole foods according to State guidelines. This service is available through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and serves meals at no charge to all enrolled children. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Center is served by a staff comprised of a Director/Site Supervisor, Teachers, Associate Teachers, Cook, College Work-Study Students and Volunteers.

Program Statement:
In 1975, the Palo Verde College established the Child Development Center to provide reliable, quality child care for children while their parents attend college, are in training or work. Our mission is to provide a learning environment that supports children to develop skills necessary to construct their own knowledge and prepare them for their next school environment.