The mission of Early Development Services is to provide services and develop community collaborations that will bring people, services, and resources together in support of high quality learning experiences for young children and their families while supporting the diverse workforce of our communities.

Our Mission image of two children playing.

Our Beliefs

Our standards of ethical behavior in early care and education are based on commitment to the following beliefs which guide our teaching, learning, and relationships:

  • Educators have the right to be actively engaged in the decisions and direction of their school community.
  • Children learn best when the curriculum reflects their strengths and interests.
  • Authentic learning occurs when identity, culture, language, and community are valued to become vehicles for learning.

Our Programs

Early Development Services provides safe and stimulating learning environments for children between the ages of 6 weeks to entry kindergarten at multiple center-based locations throughout the Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties as well as specifically chosen Family Child Care Home Educators.


Early Development Services offers early care and education services in Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties.