Child Development Center announces openings for programs

BY Delia Diaz

The Child Development Center has immediate openings for their Pre Kindergarten, Transitional/Kindergarten Day Program at East Los Angeles College for the 2015-2016 school year.

The program is open to students enrolled at any of the schools in the Los Angeles Community College District, faculty and staff and the community.

The convenience of having an early learning program on campus is ideal for any student with young children.

Children will be taught basic learning skills in the safe hands of excellent teachers and professional staff.

The program also provides nutritional meals and snacks for the children.

The convenience of this makes it easier for any student with a busy schedule to find time to prepare daily meals.

The program requires that anyone interested in enrolling their child in the program fill out an application available at the Child Development Center.

This application, once turned in completely filled out, will then be processed to determine if the child is eligible to be a part of the day program.

There is priority enrollment for children of protective services, students of the Los Angeles Community College District, faculty and staff, then the community.

The program requires the child to be between the ages of three and five during the 2015-2016 school year and must be 3-years-old by Sept 1 of this year.

The child must not be enrolled in another program during the day program hours.

Its also recommended that the child is fully toilet-trained by time of enrollment.

Documents required to enroll include verification of total household income, utility bill for proof of physical address, child’s birth certificate and parent’s official class print-out during the semester the child will be enrolled in the day program.

Students must be enrolled in ELAC courses to be able to participant in the program.

The program is also available for families with the CalWORKS program.

Financial Assistance is available for students that are eligible.

The fee rates are one to two dollars per hour for students and three to five dollars for non-students.

During the fall 2015, winter 2016 and spring 2016 semesters, the day program sessions open to three to five-year old children begin at 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 7:45 a.m.-noon on Fridays.

Morning sessions are open to four to five-year-old children are from 7:45 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays.

Afternoon sessions are from 7:45 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For more information about the program, contact the Child Development Center, open from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at (323) 265-8788 Monday through Friday. The department is located in the A-1 building.

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