Demonstration Programs

The California Department of Education and WestEd have selected five community college child development children’s centers to serve as PITC Demonstration Programs.

Community members interested in seeing PITC in practice can arrange a visit by contacting the Regional Coordinator affiliated with each program listed below:

Cabrillo College Children's Center

CABRILLO COLLEGE CHILDREN’S CENTER
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Regional Coordinator: Janelle Crossley
jcrossl@wested.org or 650.296.6873

One of the original PITC Demonstration Programs, the Cabrillo Children’s Center cares for 39 infants and toddlers. Cabrillo is particularly interesting to visit because it has many creative ideas for providing a culturally responsive and family oriented program. Visitors at Cabrillo, like those at the other demonstration programs, have a chance to observe the teachers’ warm, sensitive interactions with the children.



Glendale Community College Child Development Center

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1500 North Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208
Regional Coordinator: Constance White
cwhite@wested.org or 909.228.8237

Glendale's Child Development Center Laboratory School became a PITC Demonstration Program in 2008. The program serves as a dynamic model for teaching and learning. As an innovative, field-based teaching site, this program blends curriculum development and professional outreach to support the changing needs of the communities, administrators, teachers, and learners it serves. Comprised of a day and an evening program, the center serves approximately 120 children from 5 months to 5 years, including 23 in their infant/toddler program.



Grossmont College Child Development Center

GROSSMONT COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020
Regional Coordinator: Michelle Soltero
msolter@wested.org or 619.316.2343

The smallest of the original Demonstration Programs, Grossmont cares for 26 children from 6 months to 3 years of age. Grossmont shows how a big space can be redesigned for two smaller groups of children and teachers. The intimate environments and the implementation of the PITC policies of primary caregiving and continuity of care support this program’s strong emphasis on relationships.



Merced College Child Development Center

MERCED COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
3600 M Street Merced, CA 95348
Regional Coordinator: Nathan Johnston
njohnst@wested.org or 209.247.5058

The most recent addition to the PITC Demonstration Program family, staff at Merced College Child Development Center care for 36 infants and toddlers, 3 months to 24 months of age. Visitors have the opportunity to observe interactions first-hand in the Observation Room, or reflect upon the impact of high quality child care at the latest installment of micro stories in the adjacent Rotunda.



Santa Rosa Junior College: Robert Call Child Development Center

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE: ROBERT CALL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1501 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Regional Coordinator: Tracy Johnson
tjohnso2@wested.org or 415.706.0415

One of the original PITC Demonstration Programs, the Robert Call Child Development Center cares for 40 infants and toddlers. Designed for learning through observation, this facility is perfect for visitors. Cozy and intimate, the rooms support the PITC policy of small group size. The peaceful environment helps children focus their attention and learn through exploration and social interaction.