Child Care Program

Child Care Summer Camp - June - July (register now) drawing of center

Child Study Center

The Child Development Department runs a Child Study Center that serves as both a learning laboratory for Child Development majors and also as a child care center for LMC students, faculty, and staff. Childcare services are available for children aged 6 months to 5 years of age. Services are also open to community families as space allows.

Because the Child Study Center is a teaching and learning lab, parents who enroll their children in the childcare program will be required to enroll in a parent education seminar (CHDEV 22) for two hours per week. This course also includes participation in the childcare center as a parent volunteer one and one-half hours per week.  College units will be awarded to those completing the course. 

The highest priority for enrollment in the childcare program will go to full-time student-parents who are continuing their education from semester to semester.  Other students will be accommodated with priority given to those enrolled for the greatest number of units.  Childcare is scheduled by program

For more information and costs, check Child Study Center schedule and fees. Contact our director, Kathryn Nielsen at

For more details about child care or stop by the Child Study Center to speak to someone directly.  Front desk hours are 8:00-4:00 M-F. The phone number is (925) 473-7628.


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