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About Us


Staff at the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center

The mission of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center is to ensure that no student parent is denied access to higher education due to a lack of affordable childcare. The operation of the Center depends on integrating support from ASI, the California Department of Education, CSULB Division of Student Services, the university, CDC parents, and the Long Beach community.

The Center provides quality child development services that enable student parents to attend classes at the university. We offer children experiences that facilitate growth, learning and creativity.

Children of student parents receive priority for registration. As space permits, children of CSULB staff, faculty, alumni and the community are offered services as well. We also serves as a resource for the university's academic programs, for the community and for other institutions of post secondary education

All facilities are regularly inspected and licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. Licensed capacities for each facility are as follows:

  • Infants/Toddlers (6 mos-3yrs): 28 full-time equivalents
  • Preschoolers (2-1/2 - 5 years): 100 full-time equivalents
  • School-age (over 5): 40 full-time equivalents