About This Service
Drew CDC operates its Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs in each of our six ECE centers located throughout South Los Angeles. These programs help ensure that each year as many as 386 kids who might not otherwise be able to go to preschool may play and learn at our facilities. Early education is crucial because it sets kids up to do well throughout the rest of their years in school.
Throughout our programs, we believe that parents are a child’s most important teachers. Therefore, our educational programs provide support for parents, as well as for children, so parents can bring valuable lessons from our centers back into their homes. We form a team with each family so we may all learn from each other to help each child grow up to their potential.
Center Base Group Instruction
Our Center Base group instruction for children 18 months to 3 years of age teaches language, social skills, and problem-solving skills. It meets for three hours, three times per week with options for morning or afternoon sessions.
Our teachers use a creative curriculum with language-enriched instruction, and all Drew CDC teachers are trained in infant and toddler development. We also create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) lesson plans which utilize both our indoor and outdoor settings for fun, hands-on activities.
For those children with special needs, ages 18 months to 3 years of age, we have Early Intervention services at our centers as well. These specialized programs can help kids with a wide variety of developmental challenges in coordination with South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC) and other resources. The early childhood program also provides support services and education for the child’s whole family.
All our child development support services are designed to be inclusive and culturally sensitive, so all families feel welcome from day one.
- Deliver a hands-on curriculum and learning environment that supports young children’s healthy mental, physical, and emotional development
- Educate caregivers on effective parenting skills and family dynamics
- Provide early intervention access and resources to young children with special needs
- Connect families with one another to develop a community of mutual support
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Read What Real Families Say about our Services
“I’m grateful for all the help because without it I would have to worry about my daughter having the essentials.”- Yasmine Aguirre
“You guys are a blessing to the community. COVID has changed everyone’s life and everything is so expensive. God Bless You!”- Joanna Iniguez
“…[I]t helps because my kids can use a lot of diapers, thank you very much.”- Gregoria
“Great for moms who need help or someone to be there for them.”- Ericka Johnson
“…Even more than helping me to understand the children, [Drew CDC’s classes] also helped me to deal with myself…”- Child Care Provider
“I learned how valuable and important it is to understand the life of each child in my care by connecting with their needs…”- Child Care Provider