Porterville College

Child Care Services

Child Care Services

Porterville College Child Development Center

Enrollment Information

Porterville College Child Development Center is funded by the California State Department of Education. The services provided through the center include care for preschooler age children (2 to 5 years). An inclusion program for young children with special needs is also provided. Porterville College offers child care services for fulltime Porterville, Bakersfield and Cerro Coso Community College students. Applicants for child care must also meet the State eligibility requirements. You will need to provide the following documentation in order to be placed on an eligibility list. Please read and complete the application thoroughly. Your application will be incomplete if it does not have ALL supporting documents listed below. Incomplete applications will not be placed on the Eligibility List.

  1. Application
  2. A copy of your current class schedule with days and times listed and current education plan
  3. Income verification
    • Paid monthly: A copy of your most recent pay stub
    • Paid every two weeks: A copy of your last 2 pay stubs
    • Paid every week: A copy of your last 4 pay stubs
  4. Documentation for all children living in the home: Please provide one of the following
    • Birth Certificates
    • Court Orders regarding child custody
    • Other reliable documentation indicating the relationship of the child to the parent
  5. Verification of your residency and verification of absent parent residence if applicable

You will be notified by phone if your child is accepted into the program by either of the contacts listed below. An application with a disconnected telephone number will be automatically removed from the Eligibility List
If your child is accepted, your child will need the following, prior to enrollment: 

  • A physical
  • A T.B. skin test
  • A copy of the child's current immunization record

Please call the staff listed below with any questions regarding CDC Enrollment Information

Child Development & Child Care Staff

Name Position Email Phone Location
Jill Hefflefinger-Waddle CDC Teacher jhefflef@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2272
Tammy Phillips CDC Assistant tammy.phillips@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-9291
Tamara Seymour Child Development Center Teacher tamara.seymour@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2272
Mary Jo Jordan Professor mjordan@portervillecollege.edu 559-791-2361