California State University San Marcos (often referred to as CSUSM or CSU San Marcos) is a public university in the community of San Marcos, California and the third newest of 23 campuses in the California State University System.
Across four colleges, the university offers 62 bachelor’s degrees (including one in Child and Adolescent Development), 15 master’s degrees, 13 teaching credentials, and a doctorate degree in education to 14,000 students each year.
Accredited through the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), CSU San Marcos offers on-campus Child Care to students and faculty, as well as the surrounding community.
Child Care Assistance for Full-time students, Employees, and Teachers
The Center for Children and Families (CCF) offers a state-of-the-art facility with twelve spacious classrooms, three age-specific playgrounds, internet-accessible cameras, and more. To ensure play-focused, stimulated curriculum, CCF uses a research-based program called Guided Discovery and is managed by Kindercare Learning Center. The center is open 6:00am to 6:00pm Monday – Friday and offers child Care for infants as young as six weeks old as well as preschool education for children up to five years old.
Child Care Assistance for Teachers and Employees
Through a partner, California State University San Marcos provides employees an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers confidential services for both the employee and his or her family members. Among those services are unlimited referrals for Child Care services.
California State University San Marcos Center for Children and Families – Students can reach out to CCF Director Letisia Ford at (760) 750-8750 for more information on Child Care financial assistance options.