Covina Development Center
An Enriched, Fully Inclusive, Early Care and Education Preschool
CDC can help prepare your child for public school. We provide early childhood development to children from birth through kindergarten, including those with special needs. We offer an enriched, fully inclusive, early care and education preschool program designed to meet the developmental needs of children with and without special needs. Our school has helped thousands of local children realize their full potential and become productive adults. Read more...
It is the philosophy of this school that a child's positive sense of self and trust in the environment and the people in it is essential for the child's maximum progress.
CDC is much more than your typical Preschool Program. We are unique in a number of ways for the wide variety of services for young children, their families, and to the community that we provide. Both the programs and the staff have received many awards and praise for excellence and effectiveness of their programs.
Although approximately 75% of our children do not have special needs, we have found that fully inclusive classrooms, with a mixture of children with and without special needs, benefit all of the children in the program. The learning for children without special needs is enhanced because of the low teacher-child ratio and they learn that good friends may be found with a variety of sizes, shapes, and situations. They also learn lessons of kindness, empathy, and sensitivity that will serve them well their whole lives.
We would like to give special thanks to Garth Kemp with Channel 7 News for their donations from the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The children of Covina Development Center recieved at least one toy per child for the holidays from this wonderful charity.
CDC teacher Donna Moore is named Los Angeles Universal Preschool Teacher of the year for 2011
Three of our teachers have completed the Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support Training (SCERTS®) and received their certification. This a special curriculum based method for working with children on the Autism Spectrum. They are Yrma Minaya, Jonathan Lugo, and Erin Tweet.