Covina Development Center

240 S Grand Avenue
Covina, CA 91724-0917
Tel: (626)967-7153
Grades: NS - PK | 44 students
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.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
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 Programs Supported ASD
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Covina Development Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 25%
Average Class Size 12 students

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 50%
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sheena Minaya

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Quest Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sonrise Christian School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sonrise Christian School (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Covina
    Sonrise Christian School
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-8 | 537 students
    0.5 miles
    1220 E Ruddock St
    Covina, CA 91724
    (626)331-0559
    0.5PK-8
    537
  • Covina
    Ready Set Grow
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 24 students
    0.8 miles
    525 S Stewart Drive
    Covina, CA 91723
    (626)339-3850
    0.8PK-K
    24
  • Covina
    Grades: K-1 | 24 students
    0.8 miles
    1172 E Cypress St
    Covina, CA 91724
    (626)332-0532
    0.8K-1
    24
  • Covina
    Grades: PK-KG | 11 students
    0.8 miles
    344 E Rowland St
    Covina, CA 91723
    (626)967-0044
    0.8PK-KG
    11
  • West Covina
    West Covina Hills Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: KG-8 | 65 students
    0.9 miles
    3528 E Temple Way
    West Covina, CA 91791
    (626)859-5005
    0.9KG-8
    65

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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