Child Development

The following preschool programs have been approved for service learning assignments:

Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center
Contact Person: Gail Winterbourne (
Contact Phone: (760) 753-2471
Address: 925 Balour Drive Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist teacher in classroom with child development activities. A TB test is required for all volunteers, and a background check and fingerprinting are required if volunteering more than 10 hours per week.

Buena Vista Pre-Kindergarten Program
Contact Person: Brent Nielsen (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-5015
Address: 1330 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad CA  92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in special needs preschool class. Monday-Thursday 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Opportunity to work with speech therapist, adaptive PE teacher, and OT. *TB test required

Casa de Amparo- Hayward Child Development Center
Contact Person: Celeste Lampro (
Contact Phone: (760) 566-3553
Address: Oceanside, CA
Volunteer Needs: Casa de Amparo is committed to supporting those affected by and at risk of child abuse and neglect through a range of programs and services that promote healing, growth and healthy relationships. Long term and short term opportunities are available at the center.

Children's Atelier Center
Contact Person: Doris Roldan or Brisa Diaz (
Contact Phone: (760) 942-3240
Address: 1508 Windson Road Cardiff CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Plan and implement appropriate age activities for children. Introduce vocabulary words and engage in conversations with children. Music and movement activities, songs and games. Work with teachers and make materials for children. Fifteen hour week commitment required, TB test required for students volunteering 15+ hours. Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. Volunteer opportunities available in Encinitas, Oceanside, and Fallbrook.

City of Vista
Contact Person: Rob Anderson (
Contact Phone: (760) 643-5264
Address: 200 Civic Center Dr. Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Assistance is needed with preschool programs.

Del Rio Elementary - Preschool Program
Contact Person: Janis Jones (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7300
Address: 5207 E. Parker Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

First Presbyterian Preschool
Contact Person: Julie Faumuina (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-5120
Address: 2001 El Camino Real Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Volunteering in a preschool classroom under the direct supervision of teachers.*TB clearance required. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30.

Ivey Ranch Park Association
Contact Person: Gina Lorenz (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-4839
Address: 110 Rancho Del Oro Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides services to the special needs and able-bodied community. Help is needed with children's activities including: games, songs, arts and crafts, stories and snack. Children's activities: Monday- Friday 2:00-6:30 pm and Saturday 9:00-5:00. All students working in the children's program must obtain TB test clearance within the last year. Minimum time commitment is 10 hours. 

Joe and Mary Mottino YMCA
Contact Person: Sarah Diaz Roth (
Contact Phone: (760) 758-0808 ext. 14036
Address: 4701 Mesa Drive Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: We are looking for volunteers for all departments here at the Mottino YMCA. Please apply online through our branch website and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator. Students will also need to complete two online modules regarding child abuse and background screening.

Laurel Elementary - Preschool Program
Contact Person: Alexander Duarte (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-4200
Address: 1410 Laurel St. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

Libby Elementary - Preschool Program
Contact Person: Liliana Gonzalez (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7000
Address: 423 W. Redondo Dr. Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: This preschool is located at Libby Elementary School in Oceanside. Volunteers are needed to assist teacher in a preschool environment. A current T.B. clearance is required. A.M class is from 8:15-11:15 and P.M. Class is from 12:30 -3:30.

MAAC Project Head Start Carlsbad
Contact Person: Tracey Astorga (
Contact Phone: (760) 720-4378
Address: 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in a child development environment with 3-5 year olds. TB clearance is preferred. Must complete a volunteer packet. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:00, and some Fridays.

MAAC Project Head Start Vista 1
Contact Person: Jane Fabrigas (
Contact Phone: (760) 726-4272
Address: 739 Olive Avenue Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist Lead Teacher, Co-teacher and Director to implement the curriculum through educational play and age appropriate interaction with the children in the program. After 16 hrs. TB test and fingerprints are required. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00

MAAC Project Head Start, Old Grove
Contact Person: Alice Rodriguez or Sue Kondos ( or
Contact Phone: (760) 433-7589
Address: 235 Via Pelicano Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer will assist in the classroom under the direction of the Lead Teacher. College students will interact with preschool children with indoor and outdoor activities. The program serves children from low income families and children with disabilities. Volunteers working less than 16 hours a week must complete an application, and bring proof of TB clearance. Call before visiting school to make sure staff are present and not in trainings.

MiraCosta Child Development Center
Contact Person: Katie Donahue (
Contact Phone: (760) 795-6656 ext. 6689
Address: 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: Assisting with children's activities. *TB test is required.

MiraCosta College Community Services Parent Toddler Workshop

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Rita Overman (
Contact Phone: 760-436-9378
Address: 2002 California Street Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Assist college instructor with parent, toddler program. Children are ages 1-2 years. Provide care and playground supervision. Monday and Wednesday 10:30-12:30. Students are asked to attend one day per week for the duration of the semester (December 3, 2014).

Mission CDC, Quality Children's Services
Contact Person: Doris Roldan or Gabriella Romero (
Contact Phone: (760) 967-1370
Address: 3870 Mission Avenue D6 Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers in the classroom and on the playground in a Montessori environment. TB test required and volunteers must bring identification. The center is open 6:30-5:00.

Mission Elementary - Preschool Program
Contact Person: Gloria Martinez (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-8700
Address: 2100 Mission Ave. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Preschool assistance.

Noah's Ark Learning Center
Contact Person: Peggy Hughes (
Contact Phone: (760) 724-5445
Address: 1410 Foothill Dr. Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Help teachers supervise children 6 months to 6 years. TB test required (within last two years). Monday-Friday 6:00am-6:00pm.

North Terrace Elementary - Preschool Program
Contact Person: Denise Fennell (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7505
Address: 141 Santa Rosa Dr. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assists with preschool children. Current TB test and 3-4 hours per week commitment is required.

Pilgrim Children's Center
Contact Person: Dominique Gary (
Contact Phone: (760) 729-4464
Address: 2020 Chesnut Ave. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers with classroom activities for children ages 2-5 years of age. Center hours are 7am-6pm. Volunteer hours are flexible. Also seeking volunteers for campus improvement projects like gardening, building play houses, painting murals, etc. Volunteers working with kids must be fingerprinted and TB tested.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School and Preschool
Contact Person: Jennifer Paino (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-7964
Address: 525 W. Vista Way Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Classroom aides needed. Includes play yard supervision. Program hours M-F 8am-12pm, and M-F 2:30-5:00pm. TB test required. Fingerprinting not required if working less than 10 hours per week.

St. Mark Lutheran Preschool
Contact Person: Anne K. Lewis (
Contact Phone: 760-231-1917
Address: 556 S. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist in a preschool environment. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:00. Volunteers need a TB screening and must commit to a minimum of 2 hours.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Preschool and Elementary
Contact Person: Debbie Shapiro (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-7475
Address: 515 Wisconsin Avenue Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: In the preschool setting volunteers will assist teachers in preparing classroom environments, implementing curriculum plans, and working with children constructively while they play. All volunteers must present proof of current TB (not older than 4 years) and must obtain a background and fingerprinting check, processed through "Choice Point" and paid by St. Mary Star of Sea.

Temple Solel Early Childhood Center
Contact Person: Cathy Goldberg (
Contact Phone: (760) 944-1285
Address: 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Activities include: classroom assistance, designing developmentally appropriate learning activities, interacting with young children, and working with teaching team. Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. *TB test required.