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Harry & Grace Steele Children's Center

Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center.jpg​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Orange Coast College Harry & Grace Steele Children's Center!  The Center has been serving student-parents with quality Early Care and Education of young children for 40 years. The Associated Students conceived the idea for campus childcare and has supported this endeavor on many levels throughout our history. The OCC Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center is part of campus Student Services with the primary goal of providing a comprehensive Early Care and Education program serving the families of student-parents, faculty/staff and the community. The Center strives to promote a balance between healthy family living and academic/career success. In creating this balance, parents grow to understand and develop their role in the life of their growing child(ren) while striving to maintain productivity in the outside world.  Our role is to provide the time and structural support to assist students, faculty, staff and community members in achieving their goals or experience an enriched campus life that includes the pursuit of leadership opportunities and serve families through positive modeling, parent enrichment and ongoing support. The Center has a long history of excellence in providing quality child care to families in the Orange Coast area and will continue this tradition in future years to come.

Due to the pandemic, we are unable to allow visitors at the Center and will not have on-site tours of the school.  

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We have a robust waiting list.  Please fill out the waiting list application if interested in enrolling.  You will be called according to our openings, as space permits, in priority order as follows:    

OCC Student Parents 

   Alternative Payment Programs

Staff/Faculty (full cost)

Community (full cost)




DIRECTOR (714) 432-5562

FRONT OFFICE (714) 432-5569