Ready For School,
Ready For Life

High Quality Early Care and Education Is Hard to Find

The first five years of a child’s life are critical in their healthy development. Every child deserves a head start in life through high quality early education. But quality care comes at a high cost, and is often out of reach for most San Diego families.

CDA Preschools in South San Diego County

CDA’s family of preschools offer high quality early education for children aged 3 – 5 right in the heart of south San Diego county. Our 3 preschool centers offer enriched learning environments that will prepare your child for kindergarten. Highly qualified staff, hands on learning activities, physical outdoor play and healthy eating options ensure your child thrives. Plus, our tuition assistance program uses government subsidies to cover or lessen the cost of child care for eligible families – because no child should be left behind.

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Activities that challenge and support your child in exploring their world


Nutritious meals to be happy and healthy


Opportunities to develop essential skills for success in kindergarten and beyond

Here’s How It Works

Step 1

Sign up for one of our three beautiful preschools

Step 2
Attend Orientation

You and your child attend orientation at the preschool

Step 3
Child Care is Approved

CDA authorizes your child care schedule

Step 4
Learning Begins

Your child enjoys daily enrichment activities, such as art, math, reading and science

Step 5
Your Child Is Ready for Kindergarten!

Your child enters kindergarten ready to succeed!

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Our goal is to make high-quality child care available regardless of your financial situation. We offer multiple program rates to accommodate the amount of care your family needs and offer tuition assistance for some or all of your child care fees.

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Our Children and Parents Love CDA’s Preschools

“It’s hard having to work and not being able to be with my child but at the same time this program has helped me very much with the transition of being a stay-at-home mom to a working mom. Every morning is hard, but I know that while I’m away my child is in the best care. Thank you!”

– Preschool Program Parent

Top 10 Reasons Why CDA is the Best!

– from a CDA Student (with help from Mommy)

1. It’s a great place to play with friends
2. We have a beautiful garden
3. We have great teachers
4. The food is great
5. We have story time
6. The Zoo comes to visit our school
7. Our classroom has lots of activities
8. Our playground is awesome
9. Our teachers always help us. And………
10. My Mommy is always happy to take me to school because she knows how much my teachers love me and how much I love them.

“Thank you so much for all your amazing work and all the beautiful memories we take with us!” – Mommy

Schedule a Tour Today

We would love to give you a personal tour of our preschool centers and show you the CDA difference.


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