Educating Families with Special Needs.

For over 30 years, Centro de Niños y Padres (Center for Young Children and their Families) has proudly served Los Angeles and neighboring commmunities with a staff dedicated to providing families the skills and knowledge to support their children in their continuing education. Early Intervention Specialists (Lead Teachers) and certified and trained assistant staff offers special skills, to young children and their families, including the ability and experience to work with infants and toddlers who are identified with the following types of disabilities:

  • autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • low incidence disabilities (visual impairments, physical disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing)
  • medically fragile
  • severe multiple disabilities
  • developmental delays
  • “at risk” for delays

Areas of teaching experience include:

  • assessment, evaluation and individualized program planning
  • development of communication skills
  • development of social and self-help skills
  • assisting with physical development
  • building positive parent-infant/toddler relationships

Meeting Each Child’s Individual and Diverse Needs

Every child deserves an educational experience that meets not only their basic needs, but helps identify areas of growth and need for each family to strive for, as they move forward. At Centro de Niños y Padres, our strategy is to help families bridge the educational, social and self-help knowledge and tools they need, with a better understanding of their child and how best to approach all facets of their child's well being.

Specialized consultants including a speech and language pathologist, a mental health specialist, and a physical and/or occupational therapist consult with staff as well as parents. They provide information and techniques to enhance each child’s development.