The CDI Reseda campus houses our administrative offices, clinical department and new Early Learning Center. Given our success in Canoga Park, CDI transformed a mid-century former church in Reseda into another dynamic early learning center for children ages 0-6 and their families. The museum-quality center encompasses Children’s Discovery Zones, infant and toddler play areas, an indoor climbing tree, healthy snack room, full-service industrial kitchen, community meeting room, outdoor gardens, playground with special adaptive equipment, and a children’s pavilion outdoor theater. We are near the finish line and are excited to welcome families to our new site soon.
In response to the overwhelming challenges of the pandemic and economic crisis, the ELC in Reseda has been reimagined with underlying health and safety messaging throughout, while maintaining our Strengthening Families Approach. We have installed a robust sixteen garden bed to generate physically distanced and community engaged opportunities, and a new Doctor Giraffe Health Center play and learn space where children will participate in hands-on activities that promote proper handwashing, learn the importance of physical distancing in public, wearing masks and other safety techniques. We’ve also incorporated a Friendly Farmer’s Market play and learn space to emphasize the importance of maintaining good health through proper nutrition and a transportation station, All Aboard! with special messaging about staying safe among public transportation in the community.
Help us fill the center! Your gift of these practical items will make a life-changing difference for children and families! From books and puppets to STEM toys and adaptive equipment, we’ve selected the most powerful ways you can help us be ready to open our doors to children and families in and around Reseda.
HOW IT WORKS:
At this time, we are not accepting any used items for the center. Our hope is to be able to bless families with brand new items. Items that will be purchased for the center will be carefully thought out by our team, paying close attention to color and texture. Thank you for your understanding.
Disclaimer: Prices listed for each item are researched estimated costs to fully stock the new center. Photos shown are samples only and not images of the actual items being purchased. CDI will cover all costs if the final cost of the item happens to be more. If the final cost of the item is less than the amount donated, funds will be allocated to purchase other items needed to furnish the center.