The Child Development Center at De Anza College serves more than 120 children of college faculty, staff, students and families in the community.

Our qualified teaching faculty and staff are dedicated to achieve the highest quality of early childhood care while working with the children and their families. 

Through  partnerships with parents and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the center helps to serve the mission of the district.

Mission Statement

Corinne with childrenThe De Anza Child Development Center(CDC) is dedicated to providing a quality learning environment that is respectful and supportive of all children, families, students, and the community.

Our program provides an inclusive environment that recognizes children's varied abilities, unique interests, special needs and learning styles. We believe children learn from each other and that each child has unique stenghts and challenges as members of a learning community.

Our Core Values

Cindy with childrenThe De Anza College Child Development Center values:

  • Inclusion of all children in the programs
  • Developmentally appropriate standards and practices
  • Diversity
  • Meeting the highest standards of the profession
  • Being supportive of children, families and students
  • Educating students, parents and children
  • Honesty, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Creating a sense of community
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