University student observation, field experience, and service learning
Are you a university student with a class assignment to observe or participate in a classroom?

CHIME has two educational programs: 1) an Early Education program located at CSUN serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and 2) a TK-8th grade charter school program located in Woodland Hills. We serve a diverse population of young people from a variety of communities, and every classroom has a mixture of students of different ability levels and talents.

Students request placements at CHIME for several different types of assignments. If your assignment involves direct interaction with children (not just observing), you will need to bring proof of a current negative TB test on the first day of your assignment

Students requesting a placement involving direct interaction with students that exceed 10 hours involve LiveScan fingerprinting, if you have not completed this through CSUN’s credential office when enrolling in your current program. This process may take up to 10 days.

Placements at all programs are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will typically receive an initial response within 3 days of your request, and will be given an appointment for your observation or field experience within 1-2 weeks of your request. Same-day requests are not considered. Same-week appointments cannot be guaranteed.

Please select the program where you are requesting to complete your assignment:

K-8 Charter School Prospective Parent Tour

For the health and safety of the community, there is limited visitor access to our campus. We are providing prospective parents with multiple ways to learn more about CHIME and tour our school.

1) A pre-recorded virtual tour presentation

2) Live online events. We invite you to sign-up to attend a live online presentation and question and answer session with staff. Please click the button below to reserve your spot.
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3) A personal tour of our campus* . Please click the button below to indicate your interest in a tour.
*These campus tours will be given as the schedule allows on a one-on-one basis with a tour lasting no longer than 20 minutes maximum. We will not be entering classrooms. Visitors will need to observe all health and safety protocols before and during the tour.

If you have questions about the admissions process, the lottery, or virtual tour presentations, please contact Candace Sullivan at for more information.

Educational Institutes/School Disctricts

In order to process your request for a visit to CHIME Charter School, we need the following information from you.

Please complete as much information as possible. Your request will be processed and you will be contacted within 5 working days.

Prior to the day of your observation, all team members are asked to complete an online pre-observation survey, available at the following link:

Please encourage all team members to complete the survey in advance, to avoid delays in beginning your visit.

After your visit all team members are asked to complete the post-observation survey:

Upcoming Events
  CHIME Distance Learning
  COVID-19 Community Report
  K-8 Charter School Prospective Parent Virtual Tour
7/2 Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools Appendix T1 (Revised 7/2/2021)

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CHIME Early Childhood
Infant/Toddler Program
Tel: 818-677-2922
CHIME Preschool
Inclusion Program
Tel: 818-677-2922
CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger
Community School
Tel: 818-346-5100