Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

About This Service

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.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Public Notice of Intent to Solicit Bids (1 Year plus additional 4 years optional)

Sealed bids will be received by Drew Child Development Corporation at 1411 W. 190th Street Suite #400, Gardena, CA until 5:00 pm on July 29, 2024, for meals for service in Child Care Center(s) ranging from ages 18 months-5 years old. At said time and place and promptly thereafter, all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Provide approximately 384 Breakfast, Lunches, and Snacks – 5 days a week to 6 center locations. Whole grains and scratch baked items, along with organic or local produce are preferred and hormone free dairy products. No packaging or convenient food for snacks or canned fruits or fruit juices that may contain artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial transfat and no fried foods. The bid must include a separate price for disposable serve-ware, plates/bowls, cups, napkins and utensils.

All meals of each type must meet the standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture for Child and Adult Care Food Program meals of that type. The Contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder whose bid is responsive to this invitation and is most advantageous to the Drew Child Development Corporation, price and other factors considered.

To request the bid package and if you have any questions regarding this proposed contract, please contact LaCharlette Oglesby at (323) 249-2950.

Invitation for Bid – specifications

Food Program Certification

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.

Early Intervention
Early Intervention

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.

What These Services Will Do for You
  • 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

How to Get Started

Use the link below to get connected with our ECE team options.

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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
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