Child Development Center

At Ventura College, quality child care is always an option. Toddler and preschool programs are available for children ages 2 years through pre-K.

The Orfalea Child Development Center, Ventura College is located on campus at the corner of Telegraph Road and West Campus Way. Toddler and preschool programs provided emphasize active, hands-on learning. The Center also serves as a preschool laboratory for college students studying Child Development. The Center serves VC student, faculty and staff families, as well as families from the nearby community. A new waiting list begins each semester as the Ventura College campus schedule is released. Classrooms fill quickly; you are encouraged to get on the waiting list as soon as possible. Call (805) 289-6030 for a brochure or to set up a tour appointment with the director.


Fees Scholarships

Part Time Fees - VC Student*
$5.75 per hour for preschoolers
$6.45 per hour for toddlers**

Part Time Fees - Staff/Community
$6.85 per hour for preschoolers
$7.60 per hour for toddlers**

Full Time Fees - VC Student
$695. per month for preschoolers
$775. per month for toddlers**

Full Time Fees - Staff/Community
$800. per month for preschoolers
$875. per month for toddlers**

Ask us about


child care scholarships!

Assistance in paying child care fees is available to student parents who qualify. Visit the Center or e-mail the director at for more information.

 * To qualify for VC student rates a parent must be enrolled in at least 6 units during the current semester.

** A child is considered a toddler until they are 3 years old, fully toilet trained and enrolled in a classroom with a 10:1 ratio.

Hours of Operation:

Fall & Spring

  • Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


  • Please contact the Center Director at (805) 289-6144 or for current information.

California Department of Social Services Licenses #561711563 and 56171564.