When children are nurtured, they can grow up to be happy and healthy adults. But when they lack an attachment to a caring adult, receive inconsistent nurturing, or experience harsh discipline, the consequences can affect their lifelong health, well-being, and relationships with others.
In October 2018, Child Development Associates (CDA) was granted additional funding from the California Department of Education to enroll 524 children of low-income working parents who have been waiting for child care services but did not qualify to receive services through the CalWORKs child care funding.
On Friday, March 1st, 2019 we invited donors and community leaders to celebrate Read Across America day at our CDA Preschools!
The San Diego Youth Symphony’s ChIMES program (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) brings music education and fun to CDA Preschools!
We hosted free tax preparation services for families! This event was in partnership with Dreams for Change in support of the Cal EITC 4 Me – a statewide campaign to spread awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families, students, and seniors.
During the month of March, our Nutrition Program team members will have resources and handouts to help parents and providers build healthy habits. Visit our main office lobby to learn how simple record-keeping practices and a little bit of training can help child care providers start getting paid to keep your children healthy.
Every year, providers participating in the CDA Nutrition Program must complete MANDATORY Annual Training. Training sessions are held across Southern California and cover a variety of topics including CACFP guidelines, nutrition education, successful claiming, and more!