Welcome to the Los Alamitos Child Development Center!  For over 50 years, our program has been providing early childhood education and programs to preschool age children and their families.  It goes without saying that the community in which Los Alamitos Unified School District serves is quite special.  We are honored to have the opportunity to provide, for many of our young preschoolers and their families, a first connection with our exceptional Los Alamitos Unified School District.

At the Los Alamitos Child Development Center we pride ourselves in providing a high-quality, child-centered, and developmentally appropriate preschool experience for the youngest children in our District and surrounding communities.  While we are strong in our philosophy of a play-based, emergent curriculum where the curriculum is led by the interests of the child, we are also committed to creating experiences and environments that support a deeper level of interest and developmental growth that will foster a love of learning.  As early childhood professionals, we recognize that the base for school readiness is a solid social/emotional foundation.  Having a strong social/emotional foundation and love of learning equates to a readiness to learn.

Our extraordinary early childhood professionals are dedicated to providing engaging and hands on experiences to support all areas of development.  

We are excited to welcome you to our Los Alamitos CDC family and look forward to the wonderful journey ahead!


Carolyn M. Wertheim, Coordinator