The program is designed to offer the child the freedom to explore, create and develop mastery in all areas of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. We believe that children learn through play and experimentation. There is a balance of child initiated and teacher directed activities and of indoor and outdoor play. Children are free to choose from the experiences planned in art, science, music, dramatic play and language each day. Children take frequent walks around campus which helps connect them with their parents' lives and with the University community at large.
call (408) 924-6988 or download the "Wait list" application.
The staff at the Associated Students Child Development Center is comprised of sensitive and well-trained teachers in the field of early childhood development and education. Lead teachers have Child Development Permits, issued by the California Department of Education, Office of Teacher Credentialing, meeting local and state licensing regulations with regard to education and experience.
Teacher assistants are students at San José State and student interns from various academic disciplines participate in the program each semester as well. There is a ratio of one adult to every three children in the two youngest groups; one adult to every four in the next three groups; and one adult to every eight pre-school children. Additionally, recognized child health agencies from the community may come to do certain health screenings, such as speech and hearing or vision screening.