About Us

West Valley College CDC


The WVC CDC is an exemplary embodiment of the mission of West Valley  College. For example:

  1. We serve as a research-based teacher training school for the 700 Child Studies students

  2. We are proactively addressing the achievement gap by providing children with high-quality early education while enabling their parents to achieve a college degree. Many of our parents are first-generation college students seeking to create a better life for their families.

  3. We foster a spirit of inquiry through our emergent, play-based curriculum

  4. Our presence on campus nurtures lasting relationships among children, students, departments, and the greater community

  5. We practice sustainability in our outdoor classroom components

Contact Us
(408) 741-2409

(408) 741-2659

14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070



The mission of the West Valley College CDC is to provide an exemplary laboratory for teacher training, and quality care and education for young children. The center demonstrates best practices using developmentally appropriate curriculum and an outdoor classroom model that prepares children and their families for lifelong success. In doing this, the Center provides a dynamic learning environment for Child Studies Department students to learn, to practice their skills, and to gain experience in working with young children and their families.