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Child Development Center

COVID Notifications

The Sylvania Child Development Center Lab School will reopen for winter term. Health and safety information will be posted here soon.

If you are interested in getting on our waiting list, please fill out the form.

If you have questions please email us at childcare.sy@pcc.edu.

Online Preschool Promise slots

PCC Sylvania Child Development Center has openings for online Preschool Promise Slots for qualifying families.

Wondering what to do to engage your preschooler, come up with fun activities, and help them continue to learn while at home? Wondering how you’ll pay for preschool when we all return to school and on-site work at PCC? Preschool Promise is a great option!

Thanks to the Oregon Department of Early Learning and the Multnomah Early Learning Hub, PCC Sylvania’s early childhood lab school is able to provide high quality, individualized, free, distance learning for preschool age (3 years-Kindergarten) children for Winter/Spring 2021.

A family of three making $43,440/year or less may qualify. To learn more please contact the Sylvania CDC at childcare.sy@pcc.edu to find out how to apply.

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This center is licensed by the State of Oregon Child Care Division and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our classrooms are staffed with qualified and trained teachers and support personnel to maintain the teaching ratios listed in the table below. Students from the Early Education Program also complete their practicum work in the classrooms.

This is a unique early education facility that provides developmentally and culturally appropriate care for infants through preschool age children Monday through Friday. The center is planned and staffed to provide a training facility for early childhood education students. The students have the opportunity to apply early childhood best practices in the classroom with children and families, under the supervision of their mentor teachers.

Room Ages Teacher: Child Ratio
Infant 3 – 14 months 1:4
Toddler 14 – 36 months 1:4
Preschool 3 – 5½ years 1:8

Nondiscrimination statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) – found online and at any USDA office – or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax:  202-690-7442; or
  3. Email:  program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.