About Us


Covina Development Center (CDC) was originally established in 1957 by parents who could not find programs for their children with Developmental Disabilities. CDC was one of six programs sponsored by the ARC of San Gabriel Valley until 1997 when ARC discontinued operations.


The philosophy of this school is 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.

How We Are Different

CDC is much more than your typical Preschool Program. We are unique in many ways for the wide variety of services for young children, their families, and the community that we provide. Both the programs and the staff have received many awards and praise for their excellence and effectiveness.

Our Staff

All of our teaching staff have or are eligible for their Child Development Permits from the California Department of Education. Most have completed two to four years of college. Several are in the process of obtaining advanced degrees.