Shop for books at the Child Development Center!

It’s here! The Child Development Center’s annual Scholastic Book Fair is open all week!

Fairplex TLC bookfair Shop for books at the Child Development Center! Potential holiday gifts, all ready for you!

Shop for books of all ages, gift baskets, stuffed animals and other holiday fun at the Child Development Center at Fairplex! Skip the crowds of Barnes & Nobles and the delivery hassles of online shopping, and start right here at Fairplex for your holiday gifts. Purchases help support the Child Development Center library.

The book fair is open noon – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday of this week. Come through!

For more information about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, along with other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, click here.

Meet our new Child Development Center Program Director!

Fairplex TLC CDCDirector 243x300 Meet our new Child Development Center Program Director! We’re pleased to announce our new Child Development Center (CDC) program director: Mrs. Alexis Luby Gordillo!

Alexis has been a teacher and educational leader at the CDC for ten years.

We’re excited to welcome her into this new role and we look forward to seeing the CDC thrive under her leadership. Congratulations Alexis!

To learn more about the Child Development Center at Fairplex, along with other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex, click here.

Welcome to the CDC Garden

Our five-acre urban farm provides food for the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and serves as a classroom for our agriculture classes, but it’s not the only place where crops are grown on campus.

TLC CDC garden2 Welcome to the CDC Garden

Our Child Development Center (CDC) has its own special garden, tucked into a corner of the playground. It is here that students learn how to plant and sow a variety of fresh vegetables year-round.

TLC CDC garden3 Welcome to the CDC Garden

In addition to teaching students how to care for a garden, we’re also able to expand these little ones’ palates to numerous raw vegetables. We also teach students how to make things like kale chips, using ingredients from the crops they grow in the garden.

To learn more about the Child Development Center and our other student programs, visit tlcfairplex.org.

A Peek Inside the Child Development Center

Tucked safely away from the rest of the campus in a tree-covered grove, our Child Development Center (CDC) is dedicated to working with children 12 weeks – kindergarten age in specially designed infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. 

CDC playground A Peek Inside the Child Development Center

Curriculum is focused on developing the cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical aspects of each child’s well being. Activities include growing vegetables in their little garden, plenty of playground time, reading time and a number of other hands-on programs designated for “learning disguised as fun.”

CDC reading A Peek Inside the Child Development Center

It’s a common (and welcome!) sight to see a line of little ones walking through the campus on their daily walks. During the LA County Fair our staff takes the group on walking tours of the educational aspects of the Fair before the gates open to the public.

CDC gardening A Peek Inside the Child Development Center

To learn more about our programs, certifications and other elements of the Child Development Center, visit tlcfairplex.com/cdc.

To learn more about other programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex visit tlcfairplex.org.