Community partnership and collaboration is vital to the work of CDI and the health and wellbeing of all children. Together, we are stronger and more equipped to support families on their journey of early child development.
CDI values its long-term community partnerships with Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Tierra Del Sol and the Miller School.
CDI’s comprehensive early intervention services are offered at the new clinic co-located on the campus Providence Tarzana Medical Center. The CDI Vulnerable Infant Parent Program (VIP) offers promotion/prevention programs and early intervention services on the hospital campus so that families with newborns and young children can receive immediate and ongoing support to address concerns right from the start.
CDI is a CSUN affiliate working with several departments on campus to place over 100 service learning students at our Early Learning Center (ELC) in Canoga Park. CSUN faculty are also involved in developing critical research programs that work to improve programs and resources available to families in our community.
Part of our maturing as a community benefit organization and as a community partner is recognizing the importance of engaging with, listening to and learning from all members of the community. As we look ahead to the future, we will be building upon our solid relationships with over 38 community partners and welcoming many newcomers.
Recognizing the many changes ahead at CDI, we never forget the most important focus of our work – relationships are essential – for children to grow and learn, for grown-ups to feel safe and equipped to care for their families, and for community partners to work together for the health and wellbeing of all of us.