Covina Development Center

437 W San Bernardino Rd. Room 111, Covina CA 91723
Covina, CA 91724-0917
Tel: (626)967-7153
Grades: NS-PK | 109 students
Covina Development Center (CDC) is a fully inclusive early care and education preschool program for children ages birth through k, About 20% of the school population has a developmental challenge and they recieve their early intervention services in a fully inclusive classroom, without discrimination along side their typically developing peers.
 The program has a low teacher to child ratio and staff have recieved additional training to provide services to all the children.
 The school is a contractor with the Ca.
Dept of Ed for childcare and a vendored program for Regional Centers Early Intervention.
 The curriculum is based on the Ca.
Foundations for Early Education, PITC Program for Infant Toddler Care and the Reggio Emilia Philosopy.
 Children are funded if qualified by Dept of Ed for subsidized childcare, Regional Center eligibility and private pay. 

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported all except blind and deaf
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 109 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Covina Development Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tutiion is based on the number of hours per day and the age and needs of the child
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sheena Minaya

School Notes:

  • Covina Development Center seeks to provide individualized services to children with a wide range of differences and interests.  The enriched early child hood curriculum is enhanced with music and art and gardening and appreciation of nature.  Parents are encouraged to participate to learn to help their chiildren and Parent groups and parenting classes are also offered weekly.  

Profile last updated: 09/15/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Quest Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Baptist Preschool (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Baptist Preschool (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Covina
    First Baptist Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 39 students
    0.6 miles
    200 N 2nd Ave
    Covina, CA 91723
  • Covina
    Acacia Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    0.8 miles
    450 W Rowland St
    Covina, CA 91723
  • Covina
    Covina KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 33 students
    1.1 miles
    4514 North Lark Ellen Ave.
    Covina, CA 91722
  • Covina
    Ready Set Grow
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-NS | 24 students
    1.1 miles
    525 S Stewart Drive
    Covina, CA 91723
  • Covina
    Quest Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 53 students
    1.1 miles
    Po Box 4236
    Covina, CA 91723

School Reviews

My son currently attends nursery school here 2 days a week and it is incredible! I love his teacher and the environment he is in. I would recommend this school to anyone, special needs or not. It is an atmosphere that encourages diversity and gentle ways of teaching kids what they need to know.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
My son was referred to this school. He is in the preschool class. The teachers are very in touch with the needs of the students. The school is definitely more then just academic. Students enjoy a wide variety of structured activities (from art work in classroom to outdoors playground activities). Those students who are emerging with their skills received closer attention in order to help them succeed. The teachers are very caring and flexible to help both the parents and the students. I am very please that I have chosen this school for my son. The entire staff is very friendly in demeanor. I would recommend this school to all the parents out there.
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12

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