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 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)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten|
|Learning Programs Supported||ASD|
|Total Students||44 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||47%
State avg.: 45%
|Students 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%|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Sheena Minaya|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
CovinaGrades: PK-8 | 537 students
1220 E Ruddock St
Covina, CA 91724
CovinaGrades: PK-K | 24 students
525 S Stewart Drive
Covina, CA 91723
CovinaGrades: K-1 | 24 students
1172 E Cypress St
Covina, CA 91724
CovinaGrades: PK-KG | 11 students
344 E Rowland St
Covina, CA 91723
West CovinaGrades: KG-8 | 65 students
3528 E Temple Way
West Covina, CA 91791
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