The Peninsula Youth Center was established in January 1968 to provide childcare services to residents of Redwood City. In 1985, the Peninsula Youth Center re-incorporated as the Redwood City Child Development Program,continuing and expanding on the original commitment to provide quality education and care to low-income families residing in Redwood City.
Hours and Location:
The center is located at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road. We are open year round, and closed for 15 National and State Holidays each year. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00am-5:30pm.
Cost to Parents:
The program is subsidized by the State Department of Education and cost to parents is determined by a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.
We also offer a number of full cost spaces to families who do not qualify for subsidy. Please see our Enrollment page for current rates.
Nutrition is an important part of our program. The center follows strict guidelines set by the State of California Child and Adult Food Care Program.
All children in our program are provided a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Breakfast and snack are prepared by center staff and are often prepared with the children as a part of our curriculum. Lunch is prepared and delivered to the center each day by the San Mateo County Hospital.
RCCDP offers parent workshops and informational meetings on a regular basis throughout the year. We conduct annual surveys in order to receive feedback as to what topics parents are most interested in learning about. Our program has a Parent Advisory Council(PAC) which consists of a group of parents who come together every 3 months to provide support and advice to one another and to the program. The PAC organizes several social events throughout the year.
Our staff supports parents with referrals to community agencies for child care, family counseling, immigration, food programs, housing, employment, and job training.