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

    Eligibility for subsidized child care is determined on the basis of a family’s need (student or employment status) and the gross monthly income in relation to family size. Students 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 often a waitlist for services; families are contacted 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


    Enrolling Now:

    Community Preschool (2.5 years-5.7 years) 

    Student-parents who do not qualify for subsidized child care, as well as Napa Valley College staff, faculty, and community members 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 contact our office at 707-256-7040 or Catalina at for more information.

    Interim Director: Arren Molina-Gassen

    Administrative Assistant: Catalina Martinez

    Office Secretaries: Katherine Rhyno & Erin Stoltz

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

    LIC # 280111338 and 280111339





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




    Please click on the links below:



    State Subsidized Application 


    Community Preschool Application


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      We are accepting applications for our subsidized waitlist.  Please call or stop by our office to drop off your application.  Enrollment in the program is ongoing throughout the year.