Covina Development Center
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)||National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
National Association for the Education of Young Children
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten|
|Total Students||83 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||78% (CA School Avg.: 43%)|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||27 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- Covina Development Center (CDC) was originally established in 1957 by parents who were unable to find programs for their children with Developmental Disabilities. It was one of six programs, sponsored by the ARC of San Gabriel Valley until 1997 when ARC discontinued operations. At that time a new California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation was formed and CDC became an independent school to serve young children with and without special needs. CDC is much more than a preschool our preschool program is only a part of our total services. We serve children, with and without special needs and their families. Additionally, we serve other individuals and groups in the community. CDC's curriculum has been recognized for its excellence by various state agencies and also nationally. It has been used as a model to develop curricula for programs throughout the United States which serve young children and those with special needs. 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. Children deserve the opportunity to interact and learn in a school environment, which is emotionally safe and provides them with opportunities to explore and test themselves with teachers who value them as worthwhile and competent individuals. Children with special needs deserve trained teachers who understand their individual dynamics and have specialized knowledge to help them realize their fullest potential.
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- February 28,2012 - 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 *