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Compton College / Child Development Center

Child Development Center

Abel B. Sykes Jr., Child Development Center, accepts applications for enrollment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. If you are a student, you may be eligible for FREE or low-cost child care.

Housed in a brand-new facility, this infant/toddler, preschool program offers excellent, affordable child care, and a unique learning experience for the whole family. Children learn and grow while parents attend class and study. The education extends to college students studying early childhood education, as they apply classroom lessons to a preschool setting. Free or low-cost enrollment fees are available to those who qualify.


The Child Development Center offers full- and half-day childcare services subsidized by the State Department of Education.


Parent Resources
Current and future parents, please contact Dr. Melita Ferguson, Child Development Center Director, via email mferguson@compton.edu. Parents will receive resources on developmentally and culturally-appropriate home activities, cooking with kids, behavior challenges, and other topics of interest to children and families.

Please note: The Child Development Center is CLOSED March 18 through June 12, 2020.

Normal Operating Hours
  • Infants/Toddlers (12 months - 2 years) 
    • M-F: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Preschool Children (3 - 5 Years) 
    • M-F: 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Child Development Center
Located behind the Bookstore
Parking is accessible from Greenleaf Avenue
Melita Ferguson, Ed.D
Director of the Child Development Center
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2900
Dorothy Bush
Sr. Administrative Assistant
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2902
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