Here you’ll find information about us including our NAEYC
accreditation, tours, student observations, and our food care
The Children Center’s purpose is to create a community that
supports Sacramento State Students to build brighter futures by
providing high quality childcare, employment, and leadership
opportunities in a wholesome learning environment.
The Associated Students Inc Children’s Center is structured not
as an institution but rather as an extension of the family – a
support system existing in a home-oriented environment to meet a
child’s emotional, physical, intellectual and social growth
needs. We consider ourselves a family support service, dedicated
to nurturing healthy people.
We are an equal opportunity provider.
LIC # 340306392 / LIC #340310907
The Center is located directly on the campus of California State
University, Sacramento, nestled beneath a grove of stately
redwood trees on State University Drive East.
What We Believe
Children and adults learn best where they are honored and
respected and their individual needs are met in a caring and
Care for children must be individualized and co-created with
families and caregivers.
Best practices are possible when families and caregivers
Every person involved in our program is both a teacher and
What We Are Committed To
Affordable, dependable and convenient child care for students
Student internships and employment which provide experience
and build knowledge in early care and education, administration,
Involvement with the campus community, valuing our on-going
collaborations with many campus departments and groups
An exemplary program which models current principles and
practice in child development.
An environment which celebrates diversity and respects
individual needs and goals by providing an inclusive program.
Member Of Campus Community
We value community involvement, welcome participation, and
involvement from families, friends, and the campus community. The
Children’s Center strives to be an active part of ongoing events
and activities around Sacramento State.
Through our continuous involvement and collaborations, we believe
our children and their families develop an awareness and better
appreciation of our diverse community.
The Children’s Center participates in the California Department
of Education, Child Care Food Program. All meals are prepared at
the Children’s Center using fresh ingredients and recipes from
scratch. Meals served include: breakfast, lunch, and afternoon
snack and are included in childcare fees.
Since 1972, the ASI Children’s Center has been serving Sacramento
State by providing affordable, convenient, and dependable
childcare, student employment, fieldwork and internships, and
observational learning opportunities. Nationally Accredited
by NAEYC, the Children’s Center takes pride in providing
high-quality services and leadership development. All funds
donated are used to continue the highest quality of care.
The Associated Students Children’s Center has earned national
accreditation by NAEYC. The Children’s Center was evaluated by a
professional early childhood specialist from the National Academy
of Early Childhood Programs to determine if the program meets the
national standards of quality early childhood services for young
children and their families.