Child Development Center

The Child Development Center provides childcare and therapeutic family support for Casa Kids, 18 months to 5 years old, and their families. These families are experiencing significant stress and are at-risk of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. They desire to develop healthy relationships and nurturing parenting skills. The Child Development Center also offers specialized military support for enrolled families.

The Center participates in the First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative, which provides specialized training for teachers, a research-based curriculum, and an enhanced classroom experience.



For Casa Kids

  • Therapeutic preschool
  • Play and recreation therapy
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Low child-to-teacher ratio
  • Social skills training
  • Kindergarten readiness

For Parents

  • Family therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Family enrichment and parent education classes

Program and Facility

  • Started in August 1980 and relocated to the Child Development Center in October 2007
  • Accommodates 32 Casa Kids and their parents
  • Three classrooms serving toddlers and preschoolers
  • Fully landscaped playgrounds

Eligibility and Fees

  • Families are referred from San Diego Child Welfare Services social workers and/or licensed professionals (MFT, LCSW, RN, MD).
  • Income qualifying families may be selected from a YMCA Childcare Resource Service centralized eligibility list based on priority ( 
  • Services are provided at a low cost or no fee, as determined on a sliding scale. Interested families can self-refer to determine eligibility.

(760) 439-4149

Child Development Center
103 Rancho Del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Casa de Amparo is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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