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August 29, 2011

Space available in Gavilan College Child Development Center

Gavilan College Child Development CenterWHO:    Children ages 2 - 5 years old, who are not eligible for kindergarten (parents do not have to be Gavilan College students)

WHAT:    Can be enrolled in the Gavilan College Child Development Center. Both subsidized and  fee-based slots are available. Gavilan College Child Development Center offers two subsidized programs for income eligible families. In addition to the subsidized programs, the center has full cost programs which are open to the community.

Highly trained staff are all CPR/First Aid certified.  Preschool programs incorporate Read/Play & Learn, Pre-kindergarten Learning & Development Guidelines, Food for Thought, Spark, and Desired Results for Children and Families. Center activities include

  • Childcare with personal attention and designated caregiver
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
  • Creative art
  • Nutrition education
  • Literacy, music, computers
  • Dramatic play
  • Large and small group activities
  • Math activities
  • Circle-time activities
  • Outdoor activities
  • Self-help skills
  • Sand and water play
  • Campus walks
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Newsletters
  • Parental resources available
  • Encourage and support cultural diversity
  • Parent teacher conferences a minimum of twice a year
  • Professional pictures taken twice a year - Fall and Spring
  • Week of the Child Celebration
  • Annual trike-a-thon fundraiser for St. Judes Children's Research Hospital
  • Participation in campus activities
  • Harvest family luncheon
  • Center Events

WHEN: The center is open from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. BOth Full-time and part-time options are available.

WHERE: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA


Program Information: Susan E. Alonzo, Director
(408) 848-4814,   

Registration Information: Cynthia Gonzales, Departmental Assistant
(408) 848-4815,


Mission Statement : Our professional and caring staff provide a quality, developmentally appropriate program that meets the needs of culturally diverse families, students, staff, faculty and community members in a safe environment.

Philosophy: Gavilan College Child Development Center provides a safe, loving, secure environment that fosters each child's unique cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and language development within a well-planned environment. Our program strives to meet both age and developmentally appropriate practices. We believe that children learn by doing and experience hands on learning. We aim to extend and build upon the child's knowledge and also support the children in building strong supportive relationships.

Non-Discrimination: Gavilan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disabled or veteran status in the provision of educational programs and services or the employment process, pursuant to Federal and State statutes and regulations pertaining to unlawful discrimination.

Last modified: August 17, 2011
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800