An Educational Program Unlike Any Other.

Founded in 1974, Centro de Niños y Padres (Center for Young Children and their Families) has forged a proud history of helping families create a brighter future for their children through our early intervention programs.

Located in King Hall on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, our Center is at a nexus point of both cultures and community, which makes our educational legacy so unique and pertinent, as a crossroads of sorts for our children and their families.

Much like the families we serve, our staff, teaching techniques, curriculum and services have grown and changed over the decades, but one thing has not. Our committment to helping the culturally diverse and multilingual families we serve find the right path to their child’s educational, social and emotional development.

Accreditations and Licenses

Our Center has served as a provider (vendor) for the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center for over 30 years. Currently, our Center has been recognized as a model early intervention program by SEEDS, a project of the California Department of Education and Sacramento County Office of Education. For more detailed information on staff certification and credentials, click on the Our Staff link to find out more.

Our Story is Your Story.

In our over 35-year history, Centro de Niños y Padres has served over 1,500 families in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. We’ve provided necessary instruction, support and intervention to help these families and their children make the most of their educational promise.

In most cases, we only have the chance to work with children and their families for a year or two, but to our staff, the memories and lessons learned last a lifetime. They make our staff better individuals, better educators and a better team to serve the next child and family in need of our help.

If you are a current family member of the program or Alumni (child or family) we would love to hear from you! It's our hope that the experience was invaluable to you as it was to us. We want to know all about your well being and the challenges and successes you’ve had in your life since leaving Centro de Niños y Padres.

On our Client Thoughts page, is an e-mail link where you can send us your thoughts, impressions or memories about the program. Our story is your story and we would love to hear from you.