The Vallejo City Unified School District’s child development programs include the half-day state preschool program (CSPP), full-day state preschool program (CSPP), infant/toddler and school-age center care (CCTR), the pregnant and teen parent program formerly Cal-SAFE, and Stepping Stones.
CSPP and CCTR programs are contracted to provide instructional programs through the California State Department of Education, Early Education Division Guidelines, and the State Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division. The programs are licensed by the Community Care Licensing Department of Social Services.
The pregnant and parenting teens program (formerly Cal-SAFE) is a comprehensive, integrated, community-linked, school-based program for pregnant and teen parents and their children located at Vallejo High School in the John Finney Education Center.
Temporarily suspended. Stepping Stones is a parent-education class sponsored by the Vallejo City Unified School District Child Development Program. It is generally offered in 10-week sessions throughout the year. Stepping Stones classes have activities similar to a typical preschool class. Each day, parents are actively involved with their children, attending circle time together, helping with art, cooking, or science projects, and participating in other activities such as large motor games, language time, and snacks.
The half-day state preschool program is a part-day state-subsidized pre-kindergarten-age curriculum program for children three and four years of age. The 176-day operational calendar matches the traditional elementary school calendar where the preschool is located. Approximately 200 children attend the daily classes for three hours each day. The pre-kindergarten program provides a variety of activities and experiences that promote the social-emotional, cognitive, language-communication, physical, and creative development of the young child. The pre-kindergarten curriculum and the teaching strategies are based on a developmental approach. That is both age and individually appropriate for the children we serve.The full-day state preschool program is a state-subsidized program that provides a safe and healthy environment of supervised enrichment programs conducive to the growth and development of children. Full-day care provides the opportunity for parents to attain the capacity to support their family through employment or preparation for employment.Full-day care operates five days a week, Monday through Friday, and is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., serving approximately 350 children from three months through fifth grade at six sites. Children are enrolled according to hours needed by their working parents or parents going to a training program or a school program leading to a profession.
Infants and toddlers aged three months to three years receive childcare services at Federal Terrace.
School-age children receive care during the school year before and after school, during elementary non-student days, school holidays (except for national holidays), and summer breaks.
Learn more about Vallejo City Unified School District's income thresholds for our programs below.
Income Thresholds for VCUSD Child Development Centers
Eligibility List Application
The first step to receiving services in our subsidized programs is to complete an eligibility list application for the waiting list. We ask that you list all of the children in the household, whether they need services or not, because family size along with monthly gross income will determine your ranking on the wait list. This list is what we use when a slot opens up in one of our subsidized programs. This application does not register/enroll your child(ren) for our program. It is an application to get on our wait list only.
Child Development Center Locations
Cooper Child Development Center
Federal Terrace Child Development Center
Glen Cove Child Development Center
Highland Child Development Center
Loma Vista Child Development Center
Solano Widenmann Child Development Center
Steffan Manor Child Development Center