Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Child Development Center

 For more information, email the director, Karen Lundberg, at  or call 805-482-2537

The United Methodist Child Development Center provides a comfortable, safe, and caring environment for children ages 2yrs + 6mos (by Sept. 1st) through Pre-Kindergarten in our school. We promote experiences in all areas of development: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual.  We acknowledge and respect all religious and cultural backgrounds while maintaining our own Christian identity.  Our goal for children is to develop a positive self identity, be accepting of others, learn to express themselves, be curious, imaginative, creative, and responsible.  They enjoy learning and playing in the secure and loving care of their family, staff, peers, and God.


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The United Methodist Child Development Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.  We are the only accredited program presently in Camarillo.  To achieve this honor we have undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and have been validated and approved in accordance with the Academy's Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs

What is a high-quality early childhood program?
High-quality programs provide a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the development of young children. NAEYC accredited programs show their quality by meeting the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards, which are based on the latest research on the education and development of young children.

-frequent, positive, warm interactions among adults and children

-planned learning activities appropriate to children's age and development, such as block building, painting, reading stories, dress up, and active outdoor play

-specially trained leaders who exhibit special, creative and nurturing well as academic achievement

-a ratio of one staff to eight children
-many varied age appropriate materials                                        

-a healthy and safe environment for children

-nutritious meals and/or snacks

-regular communication with parents who are welcomed visitors at all times

-effective administration

-ongoing systematic evaluation

The preschool is one of the few child development centers in Ventura County accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC).

The center is located on the grounds of the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Rd., north of Las Posas Road in Camarillo.  

For more information, please call the CUMC Child Development Center at 805-482-2537, e-mail Karen Lundberg at, or go to the Church web site –

M-F          Pre-K     9:00  - 12:00 p.m.
M-W-F     3’s          9:00  - 12:00 p.m.
M-W-F     4’s          9:00  - 12:00 p.m.
M-W-F     Pre-K     9:00 - 12 p.m.
T-TH        3’s          9:00  - 12:00 p.m.
T-TH        4’s          9:00  - 12:00 p.m.
Stay & Play           12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
3’s must be 2 years, 6 months by September 1st

* 2 day and 3 day schedule may be combined for 3's and 4's for a five day program

Optional Stay and Play program and Early Drop Off are available for an additional fee.


2012-2013 Rates

$195 per month:

T - TH 3’s

T - TH 4’s

$283 per month:

M-W-F 3’s

M-W-F 4’s

M-W-F Pre-K

$395 per month:

Pre-K  -  Mon-Fri


$95 Non-refundable registration fee

Optional Stay & Play $9 per day - 1:30


For additional information, contact the Child Development Center, 805-482-2537.