The Oxnard College Child Development Center is available to all families without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.  Additionally, no religious instruction is provided.  The daily program operates with the belief that each family comes with its own unique ethnic, cultural, and familiar backgrounds, values, and beliefs.  We strive to foster a secure, loving, and safe environment that encourages each child to develop at their own pace in all areas of development.  
 
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 Our program is diverse and well-rounded, with a focus on providing a variety of learning experiences.  The staff places a high premium on providing activities and environments that are developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive. These activities are further individualized, tailored to children’s specific needs and interests, and designed to honor each child as special and unique. Center staff use positive guidance and strive at all times to foster a climate that is warm and supportive to both children and their parents.

In terms of the Center’s physical and structural layout, its indoor and outdoor learning environments are specifically designed to encourage exploration, discovery, self-direction, responsibility, and decision-making among the children. Each child chooses from a variety of “learning centers,” including creative art, math, science, dramatic play, and manipulative activities. Many of the activities available in the learning centers enhance the fine and gross motor coordination and perceptual skills necessary for school readiness. In addition, opportunities for self-expression and language and listening-skill development are provided.

In order to provide the best experience for each child, we encourage and invite parents to actively participate.