Child Development

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The mission of the Child Development Center (CDC) is to provide an exemplary learning environment for the children of students, staff, and community members.  The CDC also provides a demonstration laboratory setting for enrolled Sierra College students, while collaborating with community agencies and is a valuable resource to provide an exemplary early childhood education model.

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The Toddler Program enrolls children ages 18-36 months. Hours are 8:00 – 5:00, year round. The teacher-child ratio is 1:4. Enrollment is free to income eligible families.


The Preschool program enrolls children 3-5 years. Hours are 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., August to June. The teacher-child ratio is 1:8. Enrollment is free to income eligible families.

Interested families can visit the center and obtain application information at the front desk or call (530)274-5350.

The Child Development Center is administered by a collaborative partnership including the Nevada County Superintendant of Schools Office, Placer Community Action Council-Kidz Kount,Inc., Early Head Start/Head Start, Sierra College, and the California State Preschool Program.


Child Development Center – Sierra College (Nevada County Campus)
250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-5350

Morgan Best, Site Director
(530) 274-5352,

Shar Johns, Program Director
Associate Superintendant of Educational Services
Nevada County Office of Education
(530) 478-6400,

Child Development Center Staff
Morgan Best, Site Director
Angelina Borden, Toddler Teacher
Concepcion Rubalcava, Associate Preschool Teacher II
Debbie Newell, Preschool Teacher
Joellyn Calderon, Nutritional Aide
Katie Foss, Associate Preschool Teacher I
Kayla Maldonado, Associate Preschool Teacher II
Lisa Harrison, Preschool Teacher
Nicole Asbridge, Associate Preschool Teacher
Stephanie Mashburn, Toddler Teacher
Susan Schreier, Site Supervisor/Preschool Teacher