Child Educational Center

  • CA


140 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada
United States

About Us

The Child Educational Center (CEC) is an innovative, nationally-accredited early care and education organization with a pioneering focus on progressive education and outdoor learning. The CEC’s programs have served as a leader in early childhood education since 1979, and emphasize a commitment to nurturing children’s physical and psychological well-being. Anchored by the campus in La Canada, CA, which serves as a model outdoor classroom site, the CEC fulfills its mission through its holistic, research-based approach to early learning, its professional development services and seminars for educators, its consulting services and nature-based initiatives, including the renowned Outdoor Classroom Project, and its field-building research. The CEC’s infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age programs support the development of nearly 900 children daily at seven sites in La Canada and Pasadena. The Child Educational Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Learn more at