Pregnant and Parenting Students
In 2016, CSULB Student Affairs Division executed the pregnant and parenting student initiative, a campus-wide endeavor to support pregnant and parenting students' equity efforts and gaps. The intentional focus of the initiative continues today with incredible faculty, staff, and student leaders.
California State University, Long Beach is committed to the academic and personal success of all students including those who are pregnant and parenting. We have various support services designed to help pregnant and parenting students succeed and thrive at the Beach.
Exciting news for student-parent families!
In 2024/2025, the Child and Family Center (CFC), housed in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will open a re-imagined center, welcoming student-parent families for the first time. This new center is the result of one-time funding from the 2019/2020 state budget which allocated monies to the CFC to renovate and expand the facilities to serve student-parent families. Upon completion of the project, features will include three newly constructed classrooms, innovative reading nooks, enhanced natural light, renovation of existing classrooms and playgrounds, a newly designed Regio Emilia-inspired playground among existing pine trees, and a newly-imagined Family Resource Center.
For over 30 years, the CFC has been an experiential learning site and laboratory school for Child Development students and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Offering services to student-parents is a new and welcomed opportunity. With this news, student-parents will now have two excellent choices for placement of their children, the re-imagined CFC and the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center (run by Associated Students, Inc.) which has been in business and serving student-parents for 50+ years.