Children's Center

Welcome to the Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center

Overview of the Children's Center

Operating under the administration and support of Associated Students Incorporated, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona); the Children's Center was founded in 1974, by students as an on-campus, full-day, childcare program for children, ranging in ages from two through five.

The Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center has since developed into a high quality early education preschool center for families with young children. 

We are committed to providing an affordable educational experience for student-parents, faculty, staff and the community. State funding provides free or low cost services for low-income families enrolled at the center.

We provide a safe and nurturing environment where student-parents can leave their children with confidence while they fulfill their educational goals and working parents can have peace of mind concerning their children’s wellbeing.  The Children's Center is designed to create an atmosphere where the children enrolled can grow emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically.

Preschool and childcare is provided for children age two years through entry into first grade, and there is a summer school-age program for children ages six through age twelve. The Children's Center is licensed, and accommodates up to 90 children for 246 full-time days year-round.

The Children's Center is a contractor in good standing with the California State Department of Education, Child Development Division.

The Children's Center offers three principal programs:

  • Two Cal Poly preschool (fee-based)/General Child Care classrooms, which are available to families of varying income levels, for full or part day services.
  • Two Part-day State (free) funded preschool classes that assist low-income families.
  • A full-day State (free) Pre-Kindergarten Family Literacy classroom that focus on family literacy services, this is also a State funded preschool class.

The Center follows Title 22 and Title 5 Education Codes and NAEYC standards.

The Student/Staff Ratio:

  • Age of Children: 2 years Ratio: 1:6
  • Age of Children: 3-5 years Ratio: 1:8
  • Age of Children: 6-12 years Ratio: 1:10

The goal of our program is to get the children ready for school by providing the necessary skills in the areas of literacy, math, and science. Various opportunities are provided for self expression creativity, communication, exploration, and friendships. Every child is valued as an individual learner and provided with a diverse and responsive environment.

Program Review (PDF)

For more information, please visit the page on the Enrollment Process

Contact Information

Children's Center Website:

Children's Center
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue Bldg.#116
Pomona, CA 91768

Main Office Number:  (909) 869-2284
Fax Number:  (909) 869-4369

Administration Contacts

Celeste Salinas

Leslie Corcoran
Office and Enrollment Coordinator