Los Angeles Pierce College Child Development Center CDC


Preschool and Childcare

About the CDC

As one of the nine Child Development Centers of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), we provide a hands-on learning experience for children in the community and fieldwork opportunities for students from the Child Development, Psychology, and Nursing departments. While providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow in experience and self-esteem, our center promotes access to higher education for parents by providing childcare at no or low cost for qualifying families.

The LACCD Child Development Centers believes that the best way to serve children and families is to care for children with respect. The development of the child is enhanced in a partnership with the child’s home, school, and community. Parents are respected as the most significant adult(s) in a child’s life. We believe that each child is an individual, special and unique. As a result, children learn best in a positive atmosphere designed to foster positive self-esteem. The center’s approach & mission to quality education is based on the belief that young children learn best through carefully organized environments based on children’s interests and developmental needs.

As a State and Federal funded program, we adhere to all required guidelines, including:

  • Families must qualify under eligibility guidelines based on need, family size, and income
  • Child care services are provided on a sliding scale for families, student parents, faculty and staff, and the community.
  • Children must be between 2 and 5 years old upon enrollment start date
  • Nutritious snacks and meals are provided at no cost to the family
  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider. FNS Instruction 113-1, Page 15(IX)(d)(2)

The following documentation will be required:

  • Proof of family gross income (before taxes)
  • Employment verification or training verification.
  • Identification/emergency information
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current tuberculosis immunization and vaccine records
  • Pre-admission health examination.


New families will be enrolled from the eligibility list as space becomes available, following the requirements and guidelines for the California State Department of Education, Child Development Division, and the Los Angeles Community College District. Enrollment priority is as follows:

  • Child Protective Services and At-Risk
  • Homeless
  • Children of Full-time student/parents that are low income
  • Children of low income or CalWORKs recipients
  • Children of Faculty/Staff
  • Children of the general Community

For those who do not qualify for subsidized care, there is a fee for the Center’s services.

2024 Child Development Center Fees

In accordance with EC8723, families will be assessed a flat monthly fee at the time of initial certification and only be reassessed when a family recertifies or when the family data file is updated due to a change in status. Fees will be assessed and collected in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5CCR) Section 18109.

Fees may fluctuate based on Center operating days and hours of service. Please consult with a CDC representative to confirm fees.

Category Fees
State Subsidized Free
LACCD Student

Monthly: $560 - $840

Yearly: $6440 - $9660


Monthly: $980 - $1540

Yearly: $11270 - $17710


Melissa Brisbois, Director
(818) 710-3360

LIC. #191290440

Office Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 7:45-4:00

(818) 719-6494



We are located on campus on the corner of Mason Ave. & Victory Blvd.

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Fall/Winter/Spring Session Hours

Option A

Mondays to Friday: 8:30AM - 12:30PM                 

Option B

Mondays to Thursday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM and Fridays: 8:00AM-12:30PM

Option C

Mondays to Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM and Fridays: 8:00AM-12:30PM                           

Option D

Mondays to Thursday: 8:30AM - 3:30PM and Fridays: 8:30AM-12:30PM


Summer Session Hours

Option A

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Option B

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM- 3:30PM

*Session hours may differ on Fridays. All contracted schedules are based on parent's education and employment needs.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: @email.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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