The CSUDH Children’s Center is a program of the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI – the student government on campus). The Children’s Center is an excellent training facility, located in Building 120, north/east corner of Parking Lot 1 (adjacent to CSUDH Housing). Our professional staff takes great pride in mentoring future early childhood educators, and those seeking experience working with children 2 to 5 years.
The Children’s Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills provides opportunities for students to observe children ages 2 to 5 years for their coursework. Observers are limited to designated areas in our indoor and outdoor classrooms and do not have direct contact with the children or staff. Observation hours are scheduled in 1 to 3 hour increments between the hours of 8:00am – 11:30am or 2:30pm – 5:30pm. To schedule an appointment to observe, you must be currently enrolled in a course, which is verified by a copy of your current registration. All observers must complete the following requirements:
The Children’s Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills provides opportunities for students to participate in the classroom with children ages 2 to 5 years. If direct participation is required by their coursework, the student must follow California Community Care Licensing (CCL), Title 22 regulations for volunteers.
Volunteer hours are scheduled during hours of operation Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:30pm and Friday, 7:30am to 3:00pm. To schedule an appointment to volunteer, you must be currently enrolled in a course, which is verified by a copy of your current registration and submit the following required documents:
Internships that are CSUDH academic requirements are arranged directly with the Program Director, Michelle Johnson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Currently, we accept students from the Child Development and Human Services departments (CHHSN) enrolled in (CDV240 or CDV 496) and College of Education to complete internships at the Children’s Center each semester. Interns may spend a maximum of 16 hours per week in the classroom. All volunteers must submit the following documents before the start of internship hours:
The Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) provides employment opportunities for CSUDH students to work as Student Aides, Student Assistants, and Substitutes every semester. Students are employed a maximum amount of 20 hours per week.
If you are interested in employment, please review job description and submit application to the ASI Front Desk located at LSU 231.
For more information on student employment, visit the ASI website.
We ask you to adhere to the following guidelines during your observation experience in the Children’s Center: