MiraCosta College Child Care Assistance

MiraCosta College is a public community college in the North San Diego County with two campuses, one in Oceanside and the other in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

MiraCosta students may earn an associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), associate in arts and associate in science for transfer (AA-T and AS-T), or Bachelor of Science (BS). The Accrediting Commission accredits the college for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Students at MiraCosta College can earn multiple degrees and certificates in childhood development, ranging from site supervisors to teachers. MiraCosta College currently offers campus-based Child Care services to full-time students, staff, and the local community.

Child Care Assistance Full-Time Students Teachers, and Employees

The San Diego MiraCosta College Development Center provides a learning environment for college students to develop skills for working with families and children. For toddlers and two-year-old children, there are morning programs from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Preschool-age children between 2.7 – 5 years old are welcomed to a morning program from 8:45 am – 11:45 am, and an extended day program from 8:45 am – 4:45 pm. Flexible pickup for the extended day program begins at 2:30 pm.

Child Care Assistance for Students Only

The Development Center provides early Child Care beginning for students with classes that start before the Development Center is open.

Students of Cuyamaca College may qualify for educational grant money for on-campus Child Care through the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), which is administered by the State of California. The CARE Program is aimed towards single parents that receive CalWORKs/TANF assistance and are participating in the EOPS program.

EOPS students at MiraCosta may qualify for educational grant money for on-campus Child Care through the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), administered by the State of California to assist single parents attending college.

To be eligible for CARE you must:

  • Be determined EOPS eligible by the College
  • Be single and head of household
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have at least one dependent child under the age of 14
  • You or your dependent child currently receives TANF/CalWORKs (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

Child Care Assistance for Employees and Teachers

Through a partner MiraCosta 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.

Additional Resources

MiraCosta College Child Development Center (site)

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

Extended Opportunity and Services (EOPS)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)