“The Fairplex Child Development Center is a great place with a safe learning environment for a child to grow and learn. I recommend the CDC to any parent without hesitation!” — Current CDC parent

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The Fairplex Child Development Center is a private, non-profit center operated by the Los Angeles County Fair Association since 1980 and in alliance with the University of La Verne since 1991. We cherish children, support families, build community among diversity and pursue excellence in early education.

We serve children and families from twelve weeks to kindergarten age with specially designed infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms, which emphasize developmentally appropriate experiences for the children and is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in California. Children are admitted into the various programs regardless of income, religion, ethnicity, gender, culture, language, or developmental differences, based upon enrollment space availability.

Our program is proud of our highly trained and qualified staff certified in early childhood education, many of whom hold advanced degrees in child development or related fields. The Fairplex Child Development Center also serves as a professional development school for students enrolled in the University of La Verne's early childhood education program. This partnership with the University ensures that the Center's program incorporates the highest standards to encourage optimum child development opportunities.




Our curriculum focuses on a child’s four primary developmental domains: cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical. We emphasize first-hand experiences in play, oral language, listening, books, and phonemic awareness. Our facility is adjacent to the grounds of the nation’s largest county fair. This provides the unique opportunity to have amazing hands-on educational experiences — “from Apples to Zoo” — that cannot be taught in a classroom.