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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.




  • Spring Semester 2014 Dates to Remember
    • Monday March 31: Center closed for Cesar Chavez Day
    • Thursday April 3: Center closed for Open House
    • Friday April 4: Center closed for CAEYC Conference in Pasadena, CA
    • Tuesday May 20: Center closed for FCS Commencement/Teacher In-Service
    • Monday May 26: Center closed for Memorial Day
    • Please see our 2013-2014 School Calendar to see the full list of center closures for the school year.
  • The Child and Family Center will be hosting our annual Open House on Thursday April 3, 11am-1pm, located in the preschool classroom (FCS 107) and toddler classroom (FCS 109). This is a wonderful opportunity for interested families to visit the center, meet the lead teachers and administrators, and pick up an enrollment application for the 2014-2015 school year. Reservations are not necessary.
  • We are a peanut-free and shrimp-free center!





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 Phone: (562) 985-7498

Center Director Email:

Hours of Operation:

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

2013-2014 School Calendar

Please note that the center follows the CSULB academic calendar