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,

Teena Corker, Program Director
Associate Superintendent of Educational Services
Nevada County Office of Education
(530) 478-6400,

Child Development Center Staff

  • Morgan Best, Site Director
  • Angelina Borden, Toddler Teacher
  • April Minick, Family Advocate
  • Collette Davies, Associate Preschool Teacher I
  • Concepcion Rubalcava, Associate Preschool Teacher II
  • Geselle Bauer, Associate Preschool Teacher I
  • Joellyn Calderon, Nutritional Aide
  • Katie Foss, Site Supervisor
  • Kayla Maldonado, Associate Preschool Teacher II
  • Michelle Walters, Associate Preschool Teacher II
  • Rachel Jasper, Associate Toddler Teacher
  • Rachel Nelson, Site Supervisor
  • Stephanie Mashburn, Toddler Teacher