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About the Children’s Center

The Associated Students Inc Children’s Center is structured not as an institution but rather as an extension of the family – a support system existing in a home-oriented environment to meet a child’s emotional, physical, intellectual and social growth needs. We consider ourselves a family support service, dedicated to nurturing healthy people.

The Center is located directly on the campus of California State University, Sacramento, nestled beneath a grove of stately redwood trees on State University Drive East.

What we believe

Children and adults learn best where they are honored and respected and their individual needs are met in a caring and supportive environment.

Care for children must be individualized and co-created with families and caregivers.

Best practices are possible when families and caregivers collaborate.

Every person involved in our program is both a teacher and learner.

What we are committed to

Affordable, dependable and convenient child care for students, staff and faculty families.

Student internships and employment which provide experience and build knowledge in early care and education, administration, and leadership.

Involvement with the campus community, valuing our on-going collaborations with many campus departments and groups

An exemplary program which models current principles and practice in child development.

An environment which celebrates diversity and respects individual needs and goals by providing an inclusive program.


Food Program

The Children’s Center participates in the California Department of Education, Child Care Food Program. All meals are prepared at the Children’s Center using fresh ingredients and recipes from scratch. Meals served include: breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack and are included in child care fees.

Strategic Plan

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