Preschool Program

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.  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.  

Our program is diverse and well-rounded, with a focus on providing a variety of learning experiences with The Creative Curriculum.  The staff places a focus 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 order to provide the best experience for each child, we encourage and invite parents to actively participate.

Learning Environment

In terms of the Center’s physical and structural layout, its indoor and outdoor learning environments are designed to encourage exploration, discovery, self-direction, responsibility, and decision-making among the children. Children experience a variety of “learning centers,” including creative art, math, science, dramatic play, and manipulative activities. Our planned activities support learning and development of all essential developmental domains including cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical.  

Creative Curriculum Image of developmental domains

Laboratory Preschool

As a laboratory preschool, the Oxnard College Child Development Center offers Early Child Development college students the opportunity to observe the classroom’s interactions and have hands-on experiences to blend theoretical with the practical, integrating knowledge with experience.

Conveniently located on-campus, college student observers and student teachers can do the following:

  • Integrate theory, research, and practice while learning and practicing the latest developments in the field;

  • Develop skills in observation, assessment, teaching, and research; and

  • Learn and practice collaboration skills with the Center’s administrators, teachers, and parents.

Quality Initiatives & Partnerships

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Quality Counts Ventura County (QCC)
    • We are currently enrolled and our program will receive quality ratings, coaching, and training
    • QCC includes 7 quality elements
    • Learn More: What is Quality Counts?