MacArthur Child Development Center

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Basic Information

Address: 6011 Centralia St., Lakewood 90713
Phone Number: 562) 377-0485

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Additional Information

School Type: Preschool located on LBUSD elementary school campus
School Setting:

Preschool located on LBUSD elementary school campus

Classroom Size: 12 Children: 1 Teacher
Meals Provided?: Yes
State Permits?: Yes
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
First Aid Certified?: Yes
Financial Assistance Accepted?: Subsidized care for income eligible families
Academic Programs: MacArthur Child Development Center focuses on preparing children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond by using research based instructional strategies in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The district’s preschool program is aligned with the Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Framework developed by the California Department of Education which identifies the knowledge, skills and competencies that children typically attain as they complete their first and second year of preschool. Program components address social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development in key areas that are necessary for kindergarten readiness. In addition, the preschool program provides appropriate services to support the needs of English Language Learners.
Mission Statement:

The Child Development Centers build the educational foundation for all children to realize their full potential. CDC Values: Compassion, Effective Communication, Knowledgeable, Patience, Professionalism, and Respect

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The LBUSD Child Development Centers believe it is important to build a strong foundation in reading, writing, and mathematics;
to develop self-esteem and respect for others;
to address the individual needs, interests and concerns of all children by planning a variety of activities;
to meet the educational needs of all children by using instructional strategies that teach different learning styles;
to assist children in practicing good personal health, safety, and nutrition habits; and to support children in developing responsibility and independence.

School History:

The LBUSD Child Development Centers opened their first preschool in 1941, to support the widows who were living in the Navy housing project. In 1943 the project was extended to include school age care services, and the program grew to 21 preschool and school age care centers across Long Beach, Signal Hill and Lakewood. Today the program has continued to grow to 28 centers serving subsidized and fee based families in our part day and full day preschool programs as well as our TK-5th grade fee based and subsidized school age care programs.

Notes/School Information:

Children between the ages of three to five years old are served Monday through Friday.

Full Day Preschool is open from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM throughout the year, except for legal holidays and holidays declared by the Board of Education. Staff are certificated with the appropriate Early Childhood Education Certifications to teach in Child Development.