Child, Family and Consumer Sciences facilities
Campus Children's Center
The Campus Children's Center is a fully-staffed care facility for Fresno State students who need daytime child care. This unique program, overseen by the Department of Child, Family and Consumer Sciences, is staffed by full-time teachers, student employees, and students gaining class training in the care of young children and management of child care facilities. The center features two facilities located in the Family and Food Science Building and near the student dorm residences. Each includes both indoor and outdoor play and education areas. The center also includes a special child development laboratory; here future professionals can work with young children and their families to develop and implement best management practices replicable in Central Valley child care programs. The center is accredited through the "National Association for the Education of Young Children." Fees are charged for the care with subsidized rates available.
Child and Family Sciences Laboratory
The Department of Child, Family and Consumer Sciences recently completed its Child and Family Sciences Laboratory. The facility, located in the Family and Food Science Building, is comprised of an observation lab containing an experimental area, an observation room with audio-visual recording equipment, and a waiting room. From the observation room, large, one-way glass window enables both student practitioners as well as parents to observe their own or other children in play or under specially-prescribed care situations. The lab is also used for other research activities such as small focus groups, interviews, and psycho-education intervention or prevention based groups.