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Child Care Services


Child Care

Questions & Answers about Child Care at LMC


1.What services are available?

Day programs are available with the following options:




M – F

8:00/8:30am – 12:00/12:30pm

T,P,PK & K

 T,P,PK & K

T,P,PK & K

12:00am – 4:00pm




8:00am – 4:00pm

T,P,PK & K

 T,P,PK & K

T,P,PK & K

 2.  Who is eligible to use the Child Study Center?

The Center is available for use by LMC students, LMC staff and faculty, and community families.  Priority registration is reserved for LMC students with priority first to EOP&S and Cal Work’s students.

 3.  How much does it cost? 

            Monthly Fees are due on the First of each month


Toddler Program (2 -3 Years)

Preschool Program

T-Th part day



M-W-F part day



Full week part day



T-Th full day



M-W-F full day



Full week full day




            Partial Scholarships for Students:  See receptionist for qualification & application


Toddler Program (2-3 Years)

Preschool Program

T-Th part day



M-W-F part day



Full week part day




T-Th full day



M-W-F full day



Full week full day



* Scholarship rate is awarded to self paying students who maintain 6 units or more not including mandatory CHDEV units, have an education plan on file, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and are in good standing with lab school participation hours.


Charges are based on contracted hours and are paid whether the child attends the Center each day or not.  Childcare fees are paid monthly at the Cashier’s window in the Business Office prior to your child’s attendance.  Also required is a non-refundable Yearly Registration fee charged per child.  This fee may be paid once a year at the time of registration for the school year (arrangements may be made to pay per semester). The registration fee must be paid before child’s enrollment in the center can be completed.  The Registration & Materials fee is paid at the Cashier’s window in the Business Office.  The following chart illustrates the fee schedule for Registration.


Number of Children Attending the Center






Up to 5 Days





4.What other requirements are there?

All parents who use the Center are required to enroll in a Child Development course the first semester of enrollment.

Register for CDEV 12 for 2.5 units if…

This is your first or second semester at the Center. In CDEV 12, you attend a 2-hour weekly class on Tuesdays from 12:30 -2:20 and you participate as a parent helper in the lab 1½ hours weekly by arrangement.


5. Can I learn more about the educational philosophy and the program before I

 decide to enroll?

Yes!  Parents are always welcome to come by and observe the children and teachers at work and play.  Ask for a copy of the Parent Handbook to read about our philosophy, curriculum approach and program policies.  The teaching staff, director or faculty lab coordinators can answer specific questions.


6. How do I enroll my child?

Come by the Child Study Center when you are notified of an opening.  You will pick up an enrollment form from the office assistant and set up an appointment to complete the application process.  You may call the office assistant at 439-2181, ext 3198 to verify an open position or make appointments to schedule enrollment.  You must complete the enrollment forms, pay the Registration & Materials fee and the first month’s tuition to finish the enrollment process and have a reserved spot in the Child Study Center.  Your child can begin attending the center 24 hours after all registration steps are complete.

          You will need:

Ø  An updated immunization for each child you wish to enroll.

Ø  A current Physician’s report on file 30 days from date of enrollment.

Ø  Receipt from the Cashier’s Office for payment of Registration & Materials fee. First months tuition is due on Child’s first day of class.

Ø  Copy of your current schedule of classes.

Ø  Optional: Educational plan, unofficial transcripts and continual weekly participation in child’s classroom if requesting student scholarship rate.

Ø  Optional: Funded paper work with verification of enrollment in subsidy program.


    7.  How do I schedule childcare?

You may reserve child care space for the morning, afternoon or full day as space and program allows.  You will sign a contract to reserve these time blocks for your child for every week of the semester.  Follow these guidelines:

Ø  Children attend the Center on a fixed weekly schedule.  Once you contract for certain days each week, you are charged for those hours whether your child attends or not.  Extra hours may be arranged ahead of time with your child’s teacher if class size allows, but no “drop in” care is available.

Ø  Children are scheduled to attend the Center in morning, afternoon or full day blocks of time

Ø  Children must be dropped off and picked up promptly at their scheduled times.  Early drop-off and late-pickup fees are charged ($1.00 per minute).

Ø  The Center must be notified in writing (use a “Change of Schedule/Withdrawal Form”) of any schedule changes. Schedule changes may occur at the first of each month with at least one week written notice.  You must formally change your schedule or withdraw from the program to avoid continued billing for a reserved childcare space.


PLEASE NOTE:  Dropping classes DOES NOT withdraw you from the Center.  You MUST file a “Change of Schedule/Withdrawal Form”, even if your child stops attending the Center, before you will stop incurring child care charges. 




MORE QUESTIONS??? Call the Child Study Center at (925) 439-2181 x3198 for Receptionist or x3167 for Director