CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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The Child Development Program is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year.
College of Marin Child Development Program provides high quality early education for the infants, toddlers, and preschool age children of College of Marin students, with priority going to low-income student families. Centers are located on the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses. The centers provide child care during fall and spring semesters and are open Mondays to Thursdays from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm and on Fridays from 7:45 am to 1:00 pm.
The Preschool Centers serve as demonstration classrooms that annually provide child observation, research and practicum opportunities, student teacher training, and Work Study jobs for more than 400 College of Marin students who are taking courses in Early Childhood Education, Pediatric Nursing, Child Psychology/Human Development, Behavioral Science, and related fields.
Kentfield Child study center: 1144 Magnolia avenue, larkspur 94939 457.8811, ext. 7468
Indian Valley Children's Center: 1800 ignacio blvd. BLDG 12, novato 94949, 457.8811, ext. 8170
The College of Marin Children's Centers are California State Preschool Programs and provide part and full-day preschool on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses for the children of COM students. A limited number of full cost slots are available for COM faculty, staff, and community members.
Eligibility: Children must be three years old by October 1, 2013 to be eligible to enroll in our preschool centers during the 2013-14 academic year. At least one parent must be either an employee of the College of Marin or a College of Marin student. Community families may be eligible for full cost enrollment if space allows.
Parent Fees: Child care fees are based on family income and may be subsidized or full cost:
The Preschool Centers offer a play based curriculum that supports children's cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. The children enjoy age appropriate learning activities and projects that support their developing ideas and interests. Activities include creative arts and music, dramatic play, blocks, games, early literacy, sand and water play, math and science explorations, and large motor play, such as climbing and tricycle riding. Children enjoy a free nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day. Meals are cooked on site and served family style with teachers joining children at the table for conversation and community building. The program offers parent education and partners with a variety of community-based agencies, such as the Early Childhood Mental Health Program, Parent Services Project, and Raising A Reader, whose services support family success and children's healthy development.
Preliminary Application Forms
To download a Preliminary Application for the Preschool Centers:
Please complete the application form and fax the application to 415.884.2079 or mail to Child Development Program Office, 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato CA 94949.
IVC Early Head Start Infant Toddler Center: 1800 IGNACIO BLVD. Bldg 12, NOVATO 94949; 457-8811, ext 8171
The Early Head Start Center on the Indian Valley campus in Novato provides infant/toddler care to student families with children ages birth to three years. There is no cost to eligible families. To apply, please call Marin Head Start at 415.883.3791 or to download an application, visit:
Be sure to indicate on the application that you are a COM student parent applying for the IVC Early Head Start Center.
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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
For more information, please call the Child Development Program Office at 415.457.8811, ext. 8221 or email the Director at Lyda.Beardsley@marin.edu.
Last updated: 8.22.13