Child Development Center

    Welcome to the Child Development Center

    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 Programs: 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.  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-3:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    7:45 a.m-2:15 p.m. Friday


     NOW Enrolling in the

    Community Preschool classroom:

    Community Preschool (3 years-5.7 years) 

    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 and pay a full tuition fee of $43 per day. 

    Community Preschool Hours of Operation: 

    7:30-5:30 Monday-Friday 


    NVC 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.

    Please stop by our office or call us at 707-256-7040 for more information.

    Interim Director: Arren Molina-Gassen

    Administrative Assistant: Catalina Martinez

    Office Secretary: Katherine Rhyno

    Teaching Staff: Eva Mijares, Angelina Lara-Pineda, Socorro Ruiz, Mayra Estrada, Sara Featherstone, Bethany Grey

    LIC # 280111338 and 280111339




    FALL 2014!!


    Call (707) 256-7040 For More Information!! 




    Please click on the links below:



    State Subsidized Application 


    Community Preschool Application


      Sample Menu 


      We accept applications for our subsidized waitlist year round.  Please call or stop by our office to drop off your application.  Enrollment in the program is ongoing throughout the year. We will be enrolling families for the Fall 2014 semester towards the end of July/beginning of August.




       Now Hiring!

      Seeking Aides and fully qualified Teachers. Child Development Units Required. Please contact our office for more information.