Child Care & Development Services

The Child Care & Development Section offers a comprehensive child development program for children, 2 years (and toilet trained) to twelve years of age. Full cost and subsidized programs are available to City and industrial residents based on eligibility requirements. Services are offered through:


Child Care Programs

Type



Location

Age

Hours

Full-Day Preschool
Child Care

Gus Velasco
Neighborhood Center

Toilet Trained
2 - 5 Years


Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

State Preschool

State Preschool at
Gus Velasco
Neighborhood Center

3 1/2 - 5 Years


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - noon

State Preschool

State Preschool at
Los Nietos Park Center

3 1/2 - 5 Years

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - noon

Before/After
School Care

Lakeview Center
Los Nietos Park Center

Kindergarten
to 6th grade


Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Child Care & Development Program
Judi Manalisay, MA Ed.- Children's Services Administrator

9255 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone (562) 944-6419
Fax (562) 944-8057

E-mail Family Center

Philosophy

The City of Santa Fe Springs Child Development Centers were established to serve families living or working in the City. Programs are planned to promote, support, and enhance the child's optimum development. We believe that children learn and grow best in the context of nurturing relationships and that families are the most important influence on a child's development. This belief is supported by recognizing that each child brings to the program his or her own family values and culture. Our caring staff work together with parents to form partnerships in order to learn more about each child and discover how best to facilitate the child's development. Shared information is combined with current child development research to create an enriching, developmentally appropriate environment that nurtures the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative aspects of the child's development.