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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Welcome to the Child and Family Center at CSULB

Mission Statement
The Child and Family Center, located in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at CSULB, is an educational program which provides training of early childhood professionals in Child Development and Family Studies.  The Center also provides quality childcare services primarily for CSULB employees and their families, and families from the surrounding community, as enrollment permits.  Promotion of educational resources to campus parents is an important component of the Center’s mission.  The Center is tied to the mission statements of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; the College of Health and Human Services; and California State University, Long Beach.

Philosophy Statement
The Child and Family Center is a nationally accredited program for children ages 18 months-5 years.  The Center is designed to model the philosophy of Developmentally Appropriate Practices from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (  Student teachers are observers and participants in the daily program, designed to meet the developmental needs of young children in the areas of physical/motor, cognitive, language, and affective development.

The Center’s educational environment enhances the developmental skills that are both age and individually appropriate for each child.  A healthy and safe environment is the top priority of faculty, staff, and student teachers.  The professional staff designs the program to be rich in interactive materials for the children in the program and includes a balance of child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities.




  • The Child and Family Center, a NAEYC Accredited program, will be hosting its annual Open House on Friday, April 6th from 11AM – 1 PM in the Family and Consumer Sciences building (FCS) Preschool classroom FCS 107, and Toddler classroom FCS 109. The Child and Family Center provides childcare services for CSULB employees and their families for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The Open House serves as the program’s once a year tour opportunity for families to receive enrollment information, meet the lead teachers and administrators, view the classrooms, and learn about the Center’s curriculum. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will become first available at the Open House. Interested families may pick up an application on April 6th. After April 6th, families may contact Jodi Morinaka at, or Stefanie Pedigo at for an application.






naeyc logo Child and Family Center is Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)



Contact Information

Child and Family Center
Family and Consumer Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90840

Location: Family and Consumer Sciences

Preschool /Administration Office Phone: (562) 985-8500

Toddler Classroom Phone:

(562) 985-7498

Center Director Email:

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

2017-2018 School Calendar

Please note that the center follows the CSULB academic calendar