Child Development

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the Child Development office is temporarily closed.

ABC Unified School District schools are closed for the remainder of the school year through June 10, 2020. 

This decision to close schools for the rest of the school year is in alignment with Governor Gavin Newsom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, and Dr. Debra Duardo, Superintendent of the L.A. County Office of Education. Students will continue to participate in the ABC Online Learning at Home.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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District Office West

11011 Artesia Boulevard

Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 229-7985 
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Monday – Friday


Please visit the department's individual programs for additional information.

The Child Development Department is proud to offer a variety of outstanding programs to the community. All programs provide a safe, nurturing, and educational experience designed to meet the social, emotional, language, cognitive, and physical needs of children.


Thomas Woodward, Supervisor Child Development
Ext. 25406
Lora Ballard, Coordinator of Child Development
Ext. 25423
Estela Ortega, Secretary II Ext. 25447
Zoila Soto, Secretary II Ext. 25464
Erika Garibaldo, Secretary I Ext. 25480
Diane Garcia, Accounting Technician Ext. 21243
Martha Gonzalez, Clerical Assistant Ext. 25458
Eva Martinez, Clerical Assistant Ext. 25442
Laura Hernandez, Teacher on Special Assignment  Ext. 25419
Mariaseth Reyes, Teacher on Special Assignment Ext. 25408
  •  Head Start/State Preschool 
  •  California State Preschool Programs (CSPP)
  •  Extended Day Program (Before and After School)
  •  Tracy Infant Center (CCTR)