The Company began in 1969 with two divisions: private preschools named Green Valley and an educational materials development project named Learning Achievement Corporation. Over the next decade, Learning Achievement Corporation dissolved, and the Green Valley Preschools were folded into a larger company called Child Development Centers.
When the California State Department of Education (SDE) started contracting with agencies in 1976 to serve qualifying lower income families in early education programs, Child Development Inc. began contracting with SDE to serve Santa Clara County through Alternative Payment Programs. In addition, Child Development Inc. is a support services company that provides administrative and program services to early education, childcare companies and programs.
Today, Child Development Inc. has two divisions: Choices for Children and STEMquest.
Choices for Children, an Alternative Payment Program, employs about twenty counselors and support staff who serve the families of approximately 2,000 children. Families qualify for services and are assisted in choosing a child care provider that meets their families’ needs. Support services are provided to parents who need assistance in selecting a provider or who need other services for their children. Choices for Children (CFC) has provided innovative childcare solutions to support children, families, and childcare providers since 1976 in Santa Clara County.
Choices for Children’s mission is to enrich children’s lives through innovative support, education and enhanced family and provider services. Our programs put families at the center of a community of support services.
STEMquest is an enrichment program that offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Students explore various topics such as coding, robotics, film making, and many others, learning not only about these subjects, but also gaining important life skills in collaboration, leadership, and problem solving.
STEMquest’s mission is to provide focused Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities to elementary and middle school students throughout California. We see STEM as an engaging path to learning life skills and developing the interpersonal qualities needed for every student’s future. Child Development Inc’s mission is to serve children and their families with high quality programs that enhance and improve their lives.
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