After having a child at 20 years old and leaving the abusive relationship with his father, I quickly realized I needed to get my life together in order to be able to take care of my son and myself. With only my measly child support for income, I quickly discovered how difficult it was to afford daycare while attending college full time. The Child Development Center has been my biggest blessing at College of the Desert. They have amazing workers there who truly care about your child and offer affordable care, even free to those with low income, such as myself. Nothing has been more instrumental in my success as a college student. For this, I am forever grateful. Thanks, COD.