At Riverside City College, we like to help all our students reach their full potential. Student-Parents at RCC can receive priority registration, take advantage of academic and health counseling, and join clubs and organizations across campus. Please look below for more information about the resources offered at RCC for our student-parents.

On-Campus Resources for Student-Parents

If you are a parent of a child under the age of 18 and you provide more than half of their support, please complete this very brief survey so that we can assign you with priority registration. If you are eligible for priority registration, we will email you the week before priority registration opens to let you know when you will be able to register.
Student Parent Priority Registration Eligibility Questionnaire -

RCC Student-Parent Club has been formed to advocate, support, and create an identity for those of us who attend college and are carrying the label of a proud parent as well. As a parenting student, there are specific barriers and needs that come with our college experience. The student-parent club is where you can be heard, empowered, and meet others who share your similar experiences. 

Meetings: 2/27, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 4/30, and 5/14 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Join on Zoom

Araceli Calderón,

Anne Lenox, 

The Basic Needs Resource Center is available to all RCC students who feel they are in need. We define NEED as a situation where students are faced with financial challenges and would otherwise have limited resources to supplement their meals.
Location: Dr. Charles A Kane Student Services and Administrations Building Room 104
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm.
Phone: (951) 328-3777

CalWORKs is committed to helping eligible families with supportive services, through collaboration with our community partners, to prepare them to pursue personal, academic, and career goals. Our CalWORKs staff is available to assist students by providing valuable services and resources needed to find success in school and in the workplace. 

Contact us!
Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building - Second Floor Room 202  
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Tuesday until 6pm) - Closed all major holidays  
Contact: Carol Wohlk, CalWORKs Specialist, or 
Phone: (951) 222-8648 or (951) 222-8198 

You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression! RCC’s Career Closet is a free clothing boutique that specializes in providing new or gently used professional attire to students. Every enrolled RCC student can select two outfits to keep per semester. Students also receive guidance on proper professional attire for career events and job interviews. The Career Closet is located in Portable 6 between Landis Theater and Technology A


Please Note: Closed for Inventory December 18, 2023 - February 9, 2024  

For questions and/or donations, please call 951-222-8647 or Email:

The first 5 years of a child’s life are so important, nurturing childcare plays a vital role. The Child Development Center and Learning Laboratory provide a rich, social, supportive, academically focused atmosphere for young children and a structured learning environment for RCC students, the next generation of childcare professionals. With an extremely favorable caregiver-to-child ratio (in addition to instructors) our accredited facility is an excellent choice. Kids who participate in quality pre-school/childcare programs are better prepared for future education — grade school and college or university. Our program cares for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (up to age 6). License #: 334809484 and 330908047  

Children’s Center Hours   6:30 am – 5:30 pm 
Office Hours    9 am – 5:30 pm 
Observation Hours (Morning)  9 am – 12:30 pm 
Observation Hours (Afternoon)  2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

For more information contact the Child Development Center and Learning Laboratory at (951) 222-8068. 

EOPS Requirements:  

  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 units in fall and spring terms) *exceptions may apply for DRC or foster youth students 
  • CA Resident or AB540 qualified  
  • Have completed less than 45 degrees applicable (course) units  
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant  
    Student must have an educational disadvantage 

EOPS/CARE Requirement:  

  • Must be an EOPS student 
  • Single head of household 
  • Must have at least 1 child under age 18 
  • Receive cash aid through the county CalWORKs/TANF program for themselves or their child(ren). 

CARE services include stipends, gas cards, grocery cards, meal tickets, parking permit, student services fees, and provide a CARE book and supply voucher. The parking permit and book voucher depends on whether the county will be providing these services, if not CARE will. 

Samantha Cannon, 
951- 222-8123 

  • Kane - First Floor 1 (men’s) Toilet/1 Urinal (public/students)  
  • Digital Library Breezeway - 1 Toilet (public/students)  
  • Digital Library Fourth Floor - 1 Toilet (staff)  
  • Tech A - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students)  
  • Tech B - 1 Toilet (public/students)  
  • Auto Tech - 1 Toilet(men’s) (public/students)  
  • Auto Tech - 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students)  
  • Lovekin - 1 Toilet (public/students)  
  • Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (women’s) (staff)  
  • Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (men’s) (staff)  
  • Warehouse - two 1 Toilet Restrooms (public/students)  
  • Music - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/staff)  
  • BE - 1 Toilet (men’s) and 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students)  
  • Quad - 1 Toilet (staff)  
  • Cosmo - 1 Toilet (public/students)  
  • Aquatics Center - 2 Toilets (public/students)  
  • Art - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students)  
  • Wheelock Stadium - 4 Toilets (public/students)  
  • Early Childhood Education - 2 Toilets (public/staff)  
  • Math and Science - 6 Toilets (staff) 

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Student parents will be eligible for La Casa if they are enrolled and fall into one of the RCC Student Equity Gaps. This may include, Latino/a/x, Chicano, Hispanic, Indigenous, Black, African American, Native American, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Veterans, Foster Youth, and Students with Disabilities. Once they join, the requirements are to attend 1 counseling appointment and 2 workshops or events throughout the semester. 

Benjamin Vargas,

Riverside City College now offers breast feeding mothers an on-the-go lactation pod. Designed to provide a clean, private and comfortable environment for lactating mothers, the Mamava pod is located on the third floor of the Digital Library. It is available on a first come, first serve basis and is exclusively for breast feeding women– faculty, staff and students of RCC.

At RCC Library, we are committed to supporting all of our students. We want you to do more than survive-- we want you to thrive.  And we are so proud of you when you do! Our support includes physical resources, academic materials, working with a librarian to get you what you need FAST, presenting you with options for keeping your kids busy so you can study, and snacks! 

Library Parent Friendly Services

We provide services to all foster youth students. If students are parenting, we try to connect them with CalWORKs, EOPS/CARES, childcare on campus and other resources they may need. 

Jeremy Johnson,

The RCC Resource Center located on the second floor Bradshaw (above the cafeteria) open 9 am - 4 pm is here to provide students with FREE snacks, school supplies such as pens, pencils and highlighters. Toiletries such as razors, pads, tampons, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, body wash. Printing is also available with a lounge and computers.

Student Employment offers students the opportunity to have part-time employment on or off-campus that can be related to their chosen field of study. It also provides employment that can ​​be flexible to their school schedules. Finally, student employment allows students to gain work experience and assist in paying for their educational expenses. Types include Federal Work-Study, Institutional funded work-study, and CalWorks Work-Study. 

Heather Yates,

Title IX is a law that bans sex discrimination in schools that get federal funds. Title IX makes it illegal to exclude students who may be, are, or have been pregnant from an educational program. 
The Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights Toolkit has information on how title IX applies to pregnant and parenting students.   

UMOJA provides our students with specialized, comprehensive 2-year educational plans, help students to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, develops students into community leaders, mentors, etc. We provide a student center for students to study and do homework, provide book laptop lending, tutoring. academic advising, workshops, etc.

Sharon Walker,

External (off campus) resources
If we do not have what you need, Riverside County has various programs that could help student-parents. 

Riverside County Office of Education (

  • If you are searching for available, licensed childcare near your home or work, please search the Resource and Referral database. This database provides the most current information for childcare centers and family childcare homes in Riverside County. 

Quality Start Riverside County

  • Looking for Assistance Paying for Child Care Services? Some families may be eligible for cost-assisted (subsidized) childcare based on gross (before taxes) income and family size.  

Mamas y Bebes

  • Mamas y Bebes is a program that offers FREE classes to pregnant and new mommies with babies 0-12 months. These classes teach coping mechanisms to manage and explore the joys and stress of motherhood.
  • Contact Information: Gloria Lopez, (909) 982-8641,

Black Infant Health Program

  • BIH was created by the California Department of Public Health, this forward-thinking program to address the high rate of infant mortality in African American babies. BIH helps to empower African American moms to make behavioral changes that lead to living a healthier lifestyle, while also empowering them to incorporate and practice effective stress-reduction strategies. BIH also helps the moms to create stronger positive connections to their heritage and with African American women in their community. 
    • How to Enroll: To Enroll in this free service, you must be an African American woman, 16 years or older, pregnant or have a baby up to 6 months old. To learn more about the Black Infant Health Program, please complete the referral form and contact: 


  • CalFresh is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. Need more help? Watch this video on How to apply for benefits! 

California Earned Income Tax Credit

  • You may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) up to $3,417 for tax year 2022 as a working family or individual earning up to $30,000 per year. Check if you qualify. 

Young Child Tax Credit

  • The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) provides a credit up $1,083 per tax return for Californians who qualify for CalEITC and have a child under 6 years old.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Division administers the California WIC program. This program helps families across the state by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to health care and other community services.


Student-Parents in Action!

Miriam Muhammad

Miriam Muhammad and FamilyI'm Miriam Muhammad.My academic goal is to obtain a Registered Dietician Nutritionist License, and I plan to transfer to SDSU Global Campus to attain a BS in Public Health and MS in Dietetics.

My professional goal is to work with elementary aged children implementing the importance of healthy diets to develop healthy bodies and healthy minds. The path to achieve my goals is challenged by my multiple and complex roles as a wife, parent, and student. I home-school my three children. One of my kids has ASD. It is complicated being a student, mom to my kids, and wife to my husband because each role requires a separate mindset, skills, and abilities. There are areas of overlap in skill set and that helps. For example, when my children see me do my classes and homework, they can see that it is never too late to learn. I teach through example the importance of focusing, time management, and prioritizing assignments. My kids even join me on campus whenever I have in-person meetings and recently, to the Student Parent Club (SPC) family events. I would like to think I am establishing a love and excitement toward learning and higher education whenever I bring them to campus and when we celebrate our academic achievements together.

I don’t have much down time, but I believe in being engaged in my community and I am showing that to my children. For instance, I participate in the Student Parent Club, Sustainability Initiative, Umoja Club and The STEM Club, and my kids participate in The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Program, The Multilingual Learner Advisory Committee (MLAC), and The League of Distinguished Students (LDS) Program. Some semesters it gets hard to even imagine I can make it. Every day I remind myself that everything in life that matters is always worth the struggle, and I am beyond blessed to have wonderful people that support me every step of the way.

Maria De Los Angeles Baughman Ramirez

Maria RamirezI am Maria De Los Angeles Baughman Ramirez, and at the age of 31 I have many things to be proud of. For instance, I take pride in being a parenting student, meaning that I am pursuing higher education while being a parent. I chose the path of higher education because I want my daughter to have a strong foundation to thrive and I want to be the leading example in her life.

As a parenting student, I navigate college differently than other students. I consider the time of my classes deliberately because I need to think about my daughter’s needs as I weave through college classes, assignments, daughters’ homework, due dates, dinner, projects, study sessions, daughter & mother hang time, Student-Parent club, and my position as RCC’s SPARC Leader. I was able to get the job as RCC’s SPARC leader because I am enrolled in school; this role allows me to advocate for parenting students, which led me to become one of the founding members of the Student-Parent Club. The birth of the Student-Parent Club is to bring visibility to parenting students by being involved in RCC’s events. I love being in college because I feel a sense of community where I am able to be inquisitive and help others. Being a parenting student at RCC has been an empowering educational experience.