Mission & Core Values
Our mission is simple:
To nurture young children through quality preschool programs,
To inspire children to use creativity and
To discover freely the world around them.
We have been a vital part of the Eastlake and Garfield communities since our founding in 1967. We were founded to provide education to children of low income families and have expanded to additional locations and to offer quality preschool. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and the volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring quality services to children and families.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation offering a comprehensive Head Start program as well as a preschool program open to all children ages 3-5. Our programs receive scholarship support from First Things First and from grants and donations from local corporations and the community.
Our programs support:
Child Development & Health Services
Medical & Dental Health
Family and Community Partnerships
Program Governance and Design
Board and Staff
Administrative & Support Staff
Cecelia Ochoa, Assistant Director
Lauren Paiva, Education Director
Angelica Duran, Compliance Specialist
Cynthia Ayon, Office Manager
Bianca Hernandez, Education Mentor/Coach
Join the Board
Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, Inc. is looking for additional board members who believe education is key to our most vulnerable children and believe that all children are capable of learning no matter what their socio-economic status is. We invite you to join us in:
Involving Stakeholders & Corporations