Pregnant and Parenting Students

In 2023, the CSUDH Student Affairs Division introduced a new program designed to empower pregnant and parenting students. Central to our mission is a dedicated commitment to understanding and addressing the unique needs of pregnant and parenting students to excel at CSUDH.

While we are currently in the developmental phase of this initiative, it's worth noting that CSUDH already offers a comprehensive range of support services expressly tailored to ensure the success and flourishing of pregnant and parenting students.

AB 2881 News

Exciting news for parenting students!

California has recently passed groundbreaking legislation in support of parenting college students! This pioneering law, known as AB 2881, mandates that all public colleges and universities in the state must implement priority registration for parenting students. Furthermore, these institutions are required to inform parenting students about vital resources and support services necessary for their success. AB 2881 extends its coverage to both undergraduate and graduate parenting students, making it the inaugural law of its kind in the country. This achievement marks a significant triumph for parenting students.

Priority Registration FAQ

What is priority registration

Priority registration is a system used to give certain groups of students early access to course registration. It is a valuable tool to support student success and streamline the course selection process, making it easier for students to plan their academic journey effectively.

How do I qualify

A student with a child or dependent under 18 who depend on you for more than half of their support. A verification process may be necessary.

How do I request priority registration

Complete this form Parenting Students Priority Registration Request Form no later than March 22, 2024.

What are my next steps

After completing the Parenting Student Priority Registration form, you will receive a confirmation email indicating your next steps. Please keep an eye on your ToroMail.

Who do I contact if I have any questions

You can reach out to the Parent & Family Programs Coordinator by emailing

Resources for Pregnant & Parenting Students

Office of Equity & Inclusion

Helps evaluate suitable lactation spaces and manages inquiries and complaints related to gender-based discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including those related to pregnancy and lactation.

Welch Hall 470 | 310-243-3492

Student Disability Resource Center

The Student disAbility Resource Center is focused on making sure CSUDH students with disabilities have full access to the university’s educational, cultural, social, and physical facilities and programs. They also provide students with ADA accommodations during and after pregnancy due to ongoing medical issues or disabilities.

Welch Hall, D-180 | 310-243-3660

CSUDH Child Development Center

Provides quality and affordable childcare for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.

1000 East Victoria Street Parking Lot 1 | 310-243-1015

Women's Resource Center

Advances gender equity, social justice, and an inclusive campus climate through co-curricular programming, support services, and opportunities designed to empower women of all backgrounds. Serves the entire campus community and welcomes people of all gender identities and expressions.

Classroom Village near Lot 7 | 310-243-2486

Basic Needs Program

Works to ensure students have equitable access to food and housing resources while educating, supporting, and caring for students by offering food pantries, emergency housing, and educational programming resources. Additionally, they utilize a holistic approach involving on and off-campus community partners, the program aims to provide caring solutions that are responsive to an individual’s needs.

Library, 2nd Floor, Room: 2541 | (310) 243-3349

Toro Food Pantry

The mission of the Toro Food Pantry is to assist and support CSUDH students who may experience food challenges, such as skipping one or more meals per day. At no cost, CSUDH students can visit the food pantry to receive food distribution that they need.

Location: Library, 2nd floor, Room 2541
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets. CalFresh is the name of the USDA-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the state of California. Recipients receive and "spend" CalFresh benefits electronically, via personal Golden State Advantage electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards that look just like any other credit or debit cards.


Student Health Services

Provides basic outpatient services at low or no cost to students, staffed with healthcare professionals who are dedicated to student wellness. Students also have access to the pharmacy, optometrist, birth control counseling, physical exams, immunizations, pregnancy testing, nutritional counseling, and more.

Student Health Center (Between Welch Hall & University Theater) | (310) 243-3629

Student Psychological Services

The team at Student Psychological Services is committed to providing quality mental health services to support students in achieving their full potential. They aim to empower students to overcome personal challenges so that they can focus on their academic pursuits and take advantage of all the opportunities available at CSUDH.

Student Health Center A-129 | 310-243-3818

Off-Campus Resources



The California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a food and nutrition program for growing families. The program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, benefits to buy healthy foods, and referrals to health care and other community services.



The CalEITC provides assistance to employed individuals with low incomes in California. For additional details, please visit the CalEITC webpage.



If you qualify for the CalEITC, you might also meet the criteria for the YCTC, a program that offers tax credits to California residents with a child under the age of six. For additional details and to see if you qualify, please visit the Young Child Tax Credit webpage.



BreastfeedLA is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of infants and families through education, outreach, and advocacy to promote and support breastfeeding.



Coordinates women's health efforts and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs. Review their website for information about breastfeeding, lactation, and pregnancy.



This program provides comprehensive parenting skills to men in caregiving roles, including fathers, stepfather, foster parents, and relative caregivers. Project Fatherhood helps fathers to be better parents through weekly Fatherhood group sessions, education on building healthy relationships and parenting skills, employment services and financial literacy workshops, and fun events and activities to do with your children.

Additional Off-Campus Childcare



Child Lane