Child Development Center

The Mary Meta Lazarus Child Development Center provides an equal opportunity child care program for children two and one-half through five years old who have a parent attending CSM, Skyline or Cañada. 

Families may be eligible for financial assistance. Fees for subsidized child care services are based on family size, gross monthly income and need for child care in accordance with criteria set by California Department of Education. 

Fees for non-subsidized child care are based on the age of the enrolled child and the individual schedule (full-day or part-day). In addition, there is a registration fee charged each semester. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided. Meals meet the nutritional guidelines of the USDA and the California Department of Education Child Nutrition Services. 

Full tuition families are charged a $50.00 registration fee each semester. All fees are assessed based on your child’s regular schedule. You will be charged for days regularly scheduled including any days your child does not attend. Full days are defined as more than five (5) hours. Part days are defined as less than five (5) hours.

Full tuition family fees are based on a daily rate as follows:

Child's Age

Full Day

Part Day

2 1/2-3 years

$67

$57

3-5 years

$55

$50

*Fees subject to change. Please visit the Child Development Center fees webpage for current info.

The following options are available for our full tuition families:

Full Day

Part Day

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Thursday

Monday-Thursday

The Child Development Center, located in Building 33, is open from 7:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. During the summer term, the center will be open from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information and selection criteria, call at 574-6279 or visit the Child Development Center website.