About Us

about us

The philosophy of Early Development Services, Inc. is based on a set of strongly held beliefs

We believe children have the right to a nurturing, safe environment where they can feel comfortable and secure.

We believe in developing the “whole child” – social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative and that the agency staff has the responsibility to provide opportunities for this development to occur.

We believe children have to develop socially in order to be prepared academically.

We accept each child as a unique and worthy individual with a pattern of growth, personality, learning style, and family background which is respected and valued.

We provide developmentally appropriate activities that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.

We strive to provide each child the opportunity to appreciate sameness and difference.

We strive to create a mutual respect between home caregivers and center caregivers.

We support and celebrate ethnic and family diversity.


We provide services to over 400 families

Families Served
Early Development Services provides a safe and fun learning environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to entry kindergarten at seven different locations throughout the Cities of Seaside on the Monterey Peninsula.

We offer high-quality early care and education facilities that provide excellent care to the young children under our supervision.

Our nationally accredited programs are renowned countywide for preparing children for their entrance into the educational system while embracing the diversity of the families we serve.

Our Mission is to provide a flexible, responsive and inclusive range of quality early care and education services that support the needs of children, families and child care providers utilizing a relationship based approach.