About Us

For over 40 years, First Christian Church Pomona Child Development Center has been providing high quality developmental child care for our community. We focus on helping your child develop the necessary emotional, social, intellectual and physical skills to succeed in grade school and beyond. It is important to us to provide a loving, encouraging and safe environment. We maintain a staff that includes teachers who are fully bilingual: English/Spanish.

Longitudinal research shows that children who attend high quality preschool programs are less likely to be placed in special education, less likely to be held back a grade, and more likely to graduate from high school and attend college.

We are pleased to provide a wide range of educational opportunities for infants and children up to 5 years old. Your child will be prepared for kindergarten through our program of education in language, art, math, reading, motor skills and socialization. Plus, they will do all this and more while having fun!

We would love to partner with you in your child’s development and growth. To schedule a site visit, click here.

Our Services

  • Toddler Program
  • Preschool Program
  • Physical Education
  • Language Arts
  • Extensive Library for young children

Additional Daily Programs

  • Art
  • Creative Exploration
  • Motor Development
  • Socialization
  • School Readiness

Our Curriculum

The curriculum at First Christian Church Pomona Child Development Center is designed with each age group in mind. Beginning at 18 months of age our children are introduced to phonics utilizing the Zoophonics Program. Even our youngest children are encouraged to explore the world around them and begin to socialize with the children in their world.

We provide comprehensive instruction throughout the curriculum utilizing Zoophonics for 18 month-olds through five year-olds. Zoophonics is recognized by educators, in the United States, as being a preeminent early childhood educational program. We also use “Math Their Way” for math instruction. Math Their Way (www.maththeirway.com) is also another widely recognized outstanding early childhood program.

In a play-based curriculum, each day provides opportunities to learn about reading, writing and math through real, meaningful situation.

The two and three year-olds receive readiness instruction in language arts, math, science, health, physical (skills) education, and art.

Our four and five year-olds receive formal and direct readiness instruction in language arts, math science, health, social science, physical (skills) education, movement, and art.

Throughout the day, children have guided opportunities for play, academics, quiet time, individual activities, group activities, snacks and a hot lunch.

Our curriculum provides opportunities for physical (skills) education, and story time provided by contracted and trained professional educators.

In all classes, the children are encouraged to explore the curriculum using appropriate manipulatives that are geared toward intellectual development. In addition, we encourage the use of the children’s imagination and creativity so that they can become problem-solving thinkers. At all times, inter-personal skills are a focus, helping the children develop in the world around them.


Our Center

Our Child Development Center was founded and continues to be operated by First Christian Church Pomona. While our program is not religious in its content, it is informed by the values and ideals of FCC Pomona.

We are a fully licensed and insured Child Development Center. Our facility is equipped with centrally heated and air-conditioned classrooms as well as two well-equipped and shaded playgrounds with age-appropriate equipment.

We provide two snacks a day and a hot lunch, following the Department of Education Child Nutrition guidelines.

Our infant center is the flagship of our school, because we know that lifelong learning begins there. It provides a nurturing environment, active play, problem solving opportunities, verbal skills development, physical development and assistance with independence necessary for later success.

Our Staff

Our staff is lovingly led by our director, Virginia Galleano. Staff members are certified in Early Childhood Development, first aid, and CPR. Full time teachers lead the 2 year old, 3 year old and Pre-K classrooms, providing continuity throughout the morning and afternoon. This allows the Center to provide learning activities throughout your child’s day that meet her or his developmental needs.

A California certificated librarian brings story time to life for our children. We maintain a staff that includes teachers who are fully bilingual: English/Spanish.

If you would like more information about our center, please contact us today!