Child Development Center


Child Development Center

Long Beach City College’s many resources include its Child Development Center and Learning Lab, offering half-day and full-day preschool programs for children ages 2-5. The Center serves children of students, faculty, staff and the community, with locations at both the Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus open year-round.

Operated by the College’s Child Development Department, the Center follows best practices for early childhood education based on years of professional experience, as well as the latest research and technology. Toddlers and preschoolers benefit from activities and interaction in an engaging environment that fosters positive social growth, relationships and the joy of learning. Center staff includes dedicated student teachers specializing in early childhood education.

Both locations are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, except on holidays and during the winter and fall semester breaks. Rates are affordable, and tuition may be reduced or free for families who qualify based on income. Programs also offer nutritious lunches and snacks at no extra cost for eligible children.

Student Story

Parents & Family Testimonials

My daughter has loved the Child Development Center at PCC from the first time she walked through the doors and it has only gotten better since. She loves each of the teachers there and tells me everything that happened each day.  I have seen significant progress in her development as well.  She is now interested in writing her name and counting.  She has especially love the art.  I get pictures every day, usually in her favorite color; yellow.  Thank you so much to everyone at the CDC-PCC; I could not have asked for a better preschool experience for my daughter. ~Carri