Child Development Center

Where to Find Us

Location: CDC

When School is in Session

Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:15am - 5:00pm

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

For any changes to the posted schedule or for intersession schedules visit the Hours page.

Phone: (916) 691-7380



Frequently Asked Questions about childcare at the 
Cosumnes River College Child Development Center

What days and times are you open?

Monday through Friday from 7:15am -5:00pm throughout the academic calendar.
(We are closed the same days the campus is closed for holidays and Winter and Spring breaks)

What ages do you take?

  • Preschool: 3 to 5 years of age and 
  • School Age: Enrolled in Kindergarten through 11 years of age. The school age program helps those families while their child is "off track" for a month at a time.

Do you have to be a student at CRC to have your child enrolled at the CDC?

No. However, as a state subsidized program, we do require that you are either enrolled at any learning institution (not just Los Rios schools) OR working somewhere. We do give priority to CRC Students.

How many units do I have to be enrolled in?

There is no minimum unit requirement but we do have a minimum of 4 hours a day required. You do not have to be enrolled in classes every day of the week. Part time schedules are available. Your childcare hours can include class time, study time, lab time and work time.

How much does it cost?

We are funded through the California Department of Education, Child Development Division - a state subsidized program. Therefore, low income families pay no fee and are given priority registration as spots are available. Higher income families pay a fee based on the CDE's sliding scale after determining their gross family income and family size. The staff at the CDC can help you determine if there would be a fee or not.

Is there a waiting list?

Typically, we do have a waiting list each semester because we enroll as many families as our licensed capacity allows prior to the beginning of the semester so students can begin on the first day of classes. Throughout the semesters families drop for a variety of reasons and we do refer to the waiting list and fill those openings during the semester. Once you are enrolled you have priority return for the following semester.

When are applications available?

Applications for Fall semesters are always available in November of the semester before. Applications for Spring semesters are always available in May of the semester before.

Does the CDC have information about enrolling in Early Childhood Education Courses, or information about ECE degrees, certificates, or permits?

Although the CDC staff is very knowledgeable about the ECE Department it is best to direct students to the Counseling Department (691-7316), the Business and Family Sciences Department (691-7226) or one of the full-time ECE Faculty members.

 How can I get more information about the Child Development Center?

Faculty, Staff and interested families are always welcome to come in and see and learn more about the Cosumnes River College Child Development Center located east of the Science building, north of the SOC building and south of the Technology building.

For more information contact the Supervisor, Jennifer Patrick at 691-7380 or patricj (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu

Child Development Center Facility # 343607290
School Age Program Facility # 343607291