Child Development Centers

San Diego Community College District provides childcare services through San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Child Development Centers. The Centers operate as instructional programs for SDCCD students and offer quality educational programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.


  • Districtwide Program Director for SDCCD Child Development Centers: Susan Villareal
  • San Diego City College Child Development Center Director: Angel Saldivar
  • San Diego Mesa College Child Development Center Director: Carlee Gosser
  • San Diego Miramar College Child Development Center Interim Director: Wai-Ling Rubic


District Coordination

District Educational Services is responsible for the Child Development Centers grants and contracts compliance. The Vice Chancellor for Educational Services is the assigned signatory on all State contracts. The SDCCD Career Education & Workforce Development Department manages Districtwide coordination for Center compliance and works closely with each Center and across all three Centers to ensure compliance. 

The SDCCD Career Education & Workforce Development Department coordinates:

  • State CSPP and CCTR Contract compliance, including:
  • Alignment across Center for of all required forms, handbooks, family file management, and enrollment procedures
  • Monthly reporting
  • Monthly site visits for family file audits and meal distribution observations
  • State and Federal Audit(s) preparation
  • State Required districtwide plans
  • Board Approved Family Handbook
  • Contract renewals, amendments, and reporting
  • Development and submission of required annual districtwide Program Self Evaluation 
  • Management of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) contract including annual application, audit preparation, and regular reporting
  • Management of the annual contract with the San Diego County Office of Education for Centers’ participation in San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (SDQPI)
  • Management of the annual Neighborhood House Association Head Start Contract and coordination and facilitation of NHA partner meetings (no less than once per semester)
  • Management of the food vendor contract
  • Coordination and facilitation of the Districtwide Child Development Center Deans and Directors Meetings (convened no less than once per semester)
  • Coordination and facilitation of quarterly Center Directors Meetings

The SDCCD Career Education & Workforce Development Department works closely with SDCCD Fiscal Services on monthly and quarterly reporting. 

Additionally, district staff participate in monthly districtwide Center staff meetings, regional child development events, meetings, and initiatives, and stay abreast of all Title 5 changes and State issued Management Bulletins which guide program implementation. 


Neighborhood House Association Partnership at City and Mesa Centers

San Diego City and San Diego Mesa College Child Development Learning Lab Centers have chosen to collaborate with the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) to offer Head Start programming to enrolled families. Through this partnership, NHA provides City and Mesa College Centers with some onsite, full-time staff to support the classrooms and office duties. The staffing arrangements allow City and Mesa colleges to offer additional services to families including, offsite field trips, mental health consultations, personal iPads for the children, dental and vision services, and family outreach activities. In addition, the savings in staffing allows the City and Mesa to upgrade their facilities and make equipment purchases not otherwise feasible with just state funding.


USDA Food and Nutrition Service Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

2. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.