Our History

Early Development Services began providing childcare services in Monterey County in 1998. Over the last 25 years, we have expanded our services to San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara Counties. Since our inception, EDS has increased early care and education services for children from 44 children each day to over 800, both in our centers and family child care home education network.

Early Development Services standards of ethical behavior in early care and education is based on our commitment to the following set of strongly held beliefs which guide our teaching, learning, and relationships.


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 curriculum reflects their strengths and interests.
  • Authentic learning occurs when identity, culture, language, and community are valued to become vehicles for learning.
  • Respecting and supporting multiple ways that children learn and represent their understanding of the world around them.
  • The importance of providing time to build relationships and deepen learning.
  • The environment should reflect learning experiences and the many voices of the school.
  • A thoughtfully designed, welcoming environment communicates respect for children, families, and educators.
  • All adults and children are researchers as they investigate, interpret, and construct understanding.
  • Collaboration is essential for respectful and productive learning to take place.
  • Ethical, responsible, and compassionate citizens who acknowledge the dignity of all.
  • Finding joy in learning and living.
  • Committing ourselves, as educators and humans, to the pursuit of live long learning and reflecting.