Welcome to the Child Development Center
Child Development Center's primary goal is to provide a developmentally
safe and nurturing environment which promotes the social, emotional,
physical, cognitive, and language development of young children while
responding to the needs of their families.
The Napa Valley College Child Development Center is an integral part of the campus community. The Child Development Center can serve 125 children ranging from 2 months to 5 years 7 months or kindergarten entry. The center serves as a Lab School for college students pursuing careers in Child and Family Studies and Health Occupations.
We offer the following two programs to serve students, staff, and the community:
State Subsidized Program: Infant, Toddler and Preschool
We have 4 subsidized classrooms; an Infant room, two Toddler rooms, and a Preschool room. Our waitlist is not first come first serve. Eligibility for subsidized child care is determined on the basis of a family’s need (gross monthly income and family size) and students enrolled in daytime classes are given first priority. Fees for subsidized child care are based on a sliding scale. The source of funding for this program is the State Department of Education, Child Development Division, and the Federal and State Child Nutrition Program. Admission to the center is open to all children regardless of race, creed, sex, color, or religious affiliation. The program refrains from religious instruction or worship. There is a waitlist for services; families are contacted before the start of each semester as space becomes available.
Hours of Operation:
7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday
Full Day Option: Preschool
Members of the community, as well as student-parents who do not qualify for subsidized child care, as well as Napa Valley College staff and faculty may enroll.
Hours of Operation:
Please stop by our office or call us at 707-256-7040 for more information.
Director: Darrell Whitacre
Assistant Director: Shawntel Ridgle
Administrative Assistant: Catalina Martinez
Master Teachers: Bethany Cravea, Mayra Estrada,
Sara Fetherstone, Angelina Lara-Pineda, and Eva Mijares.
Teachers: Yazmin Lopez, Katherine Manley, Maria Quevedo, and Janet Duarte.
LIC # 280111338 and 280111339