Child Development Center

MiraCosta College's Child Development Center serves as a campus lab school, providing both academic instruction to college students enrolled in child development courses and early care and education to children of student, staff, and community families. The Center provides developmentally appropriate, play-based, and inclusive programming for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years.

Located on the Oceanside Campus, the Child Development Center is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. throughout the academic year. Half-day classroom options are available for toddlers.  Half-day and full-day classroom options are available for preschoolers.  MiraCosta's student families receive priority enrollment as well as reduced tuition.

Applications for enrollment are available online each semester at the Center's website. Registration for the fall semester begins May 1, and registration for the spring semester begins November 1. Classes fill quickly and families are encouraged to apply early. For additional information and program requirements, interested families should visit the Child Development Center website or call 760.795.6656.