Happy group of school kids having funChild Care at the Peralta Colleges

Our Mission

It is our goal to provide a quality program with a safe, happy, creative, and nurturing environment.  We are committed to respecting each individual (staff, parent/guardian, and child), by understanding each person’s individual needs.  We provide developmentally appropriate activities and environments that make quality learning experiences fun for children.

Laney College

900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 464-3575

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Merritt College

12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-2436

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Our Programs

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Program Goals

The goals of the program are to offer a high-quality environment that permits the children to discover and learn, to become decision-makers and problem solvers, and to feel good about themselves. The children will develop themselves in the areas of cognitive (thinking), language arts (talking), literacy (reading), social/emotional (relationships) and physical development (moving and doing). Other program goals are: to develop a positive self-image and healthy concept. to maintain individual creativity while learning to work cooperatively with others. To encourage social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth through daily interaction with adults and children other than family members. And to meet the adult needs of the parents whenever possible.


The Creative Curriculum is designed to be a blueprint for our teachers to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for your children while introducing them to topics that are interesting to them.

Nutrition Program

The Peralta Community College District Children’s Centers participate in the California Adult and Child Food Program (CACFP) at no additional cost to you. Your child will be provided with nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, which are prepared by our on-site cook. The institution is an equal opportunity provider, which does not discriminate against race, color, gender, age, or capabilities.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Individual conferences are scheduled twice annually.  Parents may request a conference at any time. These conferences are a requirement of the California Department of Education-Child Development Division. The first conference will be within 60 days of your child beginning the program, and the second is six (6) months later. In these conferences, you will meet with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s strengths and goals.

Parent Participation

Parents are encouraged to participate in activities, chaperone field trips, and help with special events and committees. Children enjoy having a parent work in the classroom with whom they can share their experiences.  It gives you an opportunity to see your child interact with his/her peers and learn who his/her friends are.

Important Forms and Documents

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Enrollment Forms
Child’s pre-admission health check
Physician’s Report
Parent’s Rights
Personal Rights
Admission Agreement
Family Questionnaire
Picture Release Form
Food Program Application
Attendance Policy
Emergency Form
Training Verification
Employment Verification
ASQ Screening “Link” (To be Completed by Parent Online)
Single Parent (Initial Self-Certification at the time of enrollment)  
ASQ Consent
Remind Consent forms(Laney)
Remind Consent forms(Merritt)
Alameda County Pilot Program Agreement
Covid 19 Addendum
Talking Points
Family Handbook Receipt
Additional Forms  
Seeking Employment Plan
Self-Employment Verification
Self-Declaration of Income
Self-Declaration of $0 (Zero) Income
Seeking Permanent Housing Plan
Self-Declaration of Homeless
Statement of Parent Incapacity
CPS/At Risk Referral
Declining a Provider’s Food
Medical Statement to Request Special Meals or Accommodations
Documents and Policies