Play is at the heart of young children's exploration and engagement in learning.
Relationships with others are at the center of young children's lives.
Individualization of learning which includes all children occurs when teachers are intentional and reflective in their planning, interactions, and engagement.
Responsiveness to culture and language supports children's social-emotional development and learning.
Family and community partnerships create meaningful connections.
The learning environment includes a balance of teacher-guided and child-initiated experiences in various different categories, but most importantly we provide an environment that meets the developmental needs of the child.
Sometimes, kids need a space where they can run around and be kids. A spacious yard with various activities provide these children with exercise and time with their friends.
We understand the difficulties and the stress of leaving your child at a distant location, which is why the Children's Center is ideal for student parents, staff and faculty of CSU Dominguez Hills.
We believe in providing an environment that meets the developmental needs of the individual child. We also believe that children learn best in a play-based environment where they can select from a variety of open-ended materials and experiences to enhance their physical, cognitive, and social and emotional skills.
The learning environment includes a balance of teacher-guided and child-initiated experiences in art, music and movement, dramatic play, language development, reading and writing readiness, motor development, mathematics, science, and multi-cultural awareness. We encourage and support active, hands-on learning through exploration, manipulation, and critical thinking.
We believe children are to be respected and treated with courtesy, dignity, patience and compassion. It is through the child’s relationship with the environment, materials, and others that they learn respect, self-regulation, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and compassion. Believing that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, we work to support and partner with families in their child’s development.
Days of attendance in total by all children
Below reflects current student rates. For faculty, staff, alumni and community rates, see Full Tuition and Fee Schedule.