Since its founding in 1995, CDI has worked to address the immediate need for evidence-based early child development and intervention services in San Fernando Valley. Our unique, innovative model addresses three essential levels of care – promotion, prevention and intervention – creating a single point of access to care that ensures transparency and coordination among all of our services.
Promotion: All children need access to safe and developmentally appropriate environments. At CDI Early Learning Center (ELC), families enjoy our free play and learning programs open to ALL children ages 0-6. Families access vital resources on healthy development and nutrition in a developmentally appropriate environment.
Focusing on the environments that shape early learning, CDI establishes meaningful partnerships with community stakeholders – paving the way for a more connected, intentional community focused on strengthening families.
Prevention: Many children are at risk for developmental delays due to environmental and biological risks. When families and children have concerns and need additional support, CDI Early Learning Center (ELC), offer free developmental screenings and referrals. ELC offers a wide range of developmentally appropriate, fun activities and programs delivered by trained volunteers and staff for young children and their families.
Intervention: When children have been identified with risk or developmental delay, CDI provides high-quality, relationship-based early intervention and therapeutic services facilitated by trained professionals. Therapists use an integrated approach guided by research in brain and child development science, attachment and learning theory. Parents and caregivers are empowered as active participants and collaborators in their child’s individualized treatment.