• AS Children's Center

Family Child Care

The purpose of the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) is multifaceted. FCCHEN aims to support CSUN student parents in achieving their educational goals by providing quality child care options; aid with funding for eligible families to cover costs of such services; and provide child care options for low- or moderate-income CSUN student families whose needs cannot be met through the on-campus center program. These needs may include evening and weekend care as well as support for children from ages three months to twelve years.

Families accepted into the program choose one of the participating licensed family child care programs in the CSUN community. FCCHEN pays for most or all child development fees. Each FCCHEN home is licensed, independently owned and operated, and reviewed and supported for quality by FCCHEN staff.

Pursue your educational goals knowing your family’s needs are taken care of. For more information, call (818) 677-6394.


Eligible families include low- to moderate-income families with children from ages three months to twelve years. At least one parent must be a CSUN student enrolled in a minimum of six academic units going towards a degree objective. Proof of student status, income and need will be required.

Application process

Fill out the Registration Form for Eligibility List, and drop it off at the FCCHEN office in the Children’s Center on Plummer Street between Reseda Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue. You can also fax the form to (818) 677-6796, or pick up an application at the center.

When space and funding are available, you’ll complete an eligibility packet that includes proof of income and student status. Then you’ll set up an eligibility appointment with a Children’s Center representative. After qualifying, you’ll receive a list of FCCHEN providers to contact and visit. Once you select a provider, you may notify the FCCHEN coordinator of your choice.


FCCHEN is known for:

  • Accredited programs
  • Warm and welcoming home-like environments
  • Small groups that allow providers to give more individual attention to children
  • Grouping siblings together
  • Bilingual and culturally sensitive providers
  • Serving the children of CSUN students from ages three months to twelve years
  • Part day, full day, after school, evening and weekend care
  • Convenient locations.

The most important aspect of FCCHEN is that parents choose the program that is right for their family’s needs.