At the Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center we strive to create a shared community where parents, teachers and the campus join together to provide children with the very best care. For over 45 years the Center has provided child care and development services for student-parents, faculty, staff and the local community.
What Sets Us Apart
- Each of our classrooms employ two full-time teachers with B.A. Degrees in Child Development and each hold a Master Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Industry Standard Practice: one teacher per classroom with an A.A. degree (not required) or the licensing minimum of 12 units in child development (non-CDE state funded programs)
- All of our full-time professional staff is certified in First Aid/CPR. Industry Standard Practice/Required: one teacher per classroom CPR/First Aid Certified
- Our teacher child ratio is 1:3 Infants; 1:4 Toddlers and 1:7 Preschool. The ratios listed for ABACC do not include our interns or practicum students. When interns and practicum are included, our ratio can be half of what is listed above, giving our paid staff more opportunities for one on one and small group interaction. Industry Standard Practice: 1:4 Infants; 1:6 Toddlers and 1:12 Preschool (non-CDE state funded programs)
- Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for 23 years. Industry Standard: Only 8% of Child Development Programs in the nation hold accreditation by NAEYC. Received multiple commendation from NAEYC for high standards and best practices within the field of Early Childhood Education
- Received repeated commendation from the California Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division (EESD) as an exemplary model of early childhood programs during CDE Contract Compliance Reviews
- High professional (full time) staff retention (90% for 2014 review)
- Senior education staff approaching 25 years with Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center
- All of our part-time assistants are made up of Cal State LA students who must be working towards a degree in Child Development, Social Work or a similiar field which involves learning how to work effectively with children
- The Center provides at least 7 full days per year of in-house staff development, and budgets for teachers to train out in the field. Aside from the staff development days, teachers have bi-weekly meetings to discuss classroom practice and have weekly release time for curriculum planning and assessment
- ABACC Lead Teachers formally mentor over 50 student teachers per year and the Center clocks over 5000 hours per year of practicum, internship and observation experience for Cal State LA students
- ABACC Pre-Kindergarten Program vs. School District Transitional Kindergarten
The Anna Bing Arnold Children’s Center respects culture, individuality and supports creativity and self- expression. We value the connections with our families, Cal State L.A. and the broader community and strive to build nurturing and meaningful relationships.