Child Development Center

Yuba College Clear Lake Campus
15880 Dam Rd Ext, Clearlake, CA 95422
 (707) 995-7909
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (8:30 if enrolled in early morning classes)
Director: Laurie Scheuermann

Yuba College Child Development Center at Clearlake offers free Pre-School for children ages 3-5. (Can be 2 years 7 months if birthday is before December 2nd.)

Yuba College Child Development Center is a half-day program that provides your child with many opportunities to grow and learn. Our environment is designed to enhance a child’s development through natural science, art, language, physical, and number sense experiences.

 Yuba College Child Development Center offers…

  • Developmentally appropriate activities  
  • Child initiated activities
  • Parent Education
  • Safe nurturing environment
  • Nutritionally balanced snacks and lunch
  • Appreciation for diversity promoted
  • Indoor/outdoor activities
  • Water play and more…

Objectives of the Child Development Program:

1.  To use developmentally appropriate practices.
2.  To use teaching strategies that address all styles of learning.
3.  To extend children’s understanding of the world around them.
4.  To provide concrete, real experiences, within the understanding of the group as a whole and the individual interests of each child.
5.  To emphasize the growing independence of the children, in group settings, to encourage the children to make choices, initiate activities, and to solve problems.
6.  To promote, appreciate, and show respect for diverse cultures.
7.  To promote good nutritional habits and encourage experiences with a variety of foods.

See income table to see if you qualify or call the program office for more information.

Family Size

Free Childcare
(monthly income levels)

Reduced Fees
(monthly income levels)


Income less than $1,820

Income $1,820-$3,518


Income less than $1,950

Income $1,950-$3,769


Income less than $2,167

Income $2167-$4,188

5 & Over

Please contact our program office for additional information.


What we will need…

  • Your child’s birth certificate/copy
  • One complete month of proof of income (dated not any later than 30 days prior to enrollment)
  • Class/work schedule with room numbers/addresses/telephone numbers (We need to know how to contact you at all times.)
  • Immunization records/TB test results, dated within one year from initial enrollment date
  • Physician report signed by your child’s doctor. A physician form is provided by the childcare office.


All additional enrollment forms must be completed and signed prior to your child’s first day of attendance. 

Mission Statement:
The main objective of the CDC/lab school is to serve families of children in our community by providing a safe and enriching learning environment for children.

The Yuba College CDC is dedicated to providing a quality childcare program for children, parents, students, and teachers. This includes the needs of the “whole child” (the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and creative self).

The center values each individual as both a learner and as a teacher. The center’s goal is to provide an environment that nurtures both the child and the adult.  The search for competence, both for children and for adults who care for them, is a prime goal.

For the children at the center, developmentally appropriate activities (those that take into consideration both the age span of the group and the unique individual interest and abilities of the children in attendance) are the focus. These activities will include real materials and experiences (hands -on), small and large muscle activities, individual choices for independence, small groups of children, and creative and self-expressive activities.  Social skills, thinking and reasoning skills, physical activity, health and nutrition, and support for feelings are also emphasized.

The Yuba College Child Development Center has been open since 1994 and is funded by California Department of Education. 

Non-Discriminatory Statement:
The program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental disability, or physical disability in determining which children are served.  As stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the YCCD Child Development Center will make reasonable accommodations for such children.

 For more information call our office or to be placed on our waiting list, fill out the Waitlist/Application Form and drop it by our office located at:

Yuba College Clear Lake Campus
Child Development Center
15880 Dam Road Extension
Clearlake, CA 95422
(707) 995-7909

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