ITDC Staff

Meet the Infant Toddler Development Center Staff

Infant Toddler Development Center History

The infant Toddler Development Center was founded in 1978 by Dr. Doris Okada. This program began with Dr. Okada teaching classes in special education at CSUDH and bringing children with identified needs to the college classroom for her student teachers to learn from. From the classroom setting, Dr. Okada moved this work into a little house where the Home Depot Center resides today. This grew into a full day program for toddlers with special needs and eventually an inclusion program for typically developing toddlers as well. Dr. Okada was a pioneer in the early intervention field.


Candie Childress

Interim Director
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Kalie Calder-Meyer

Administrative Coordinator
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Cerena Newman

Lead Teacher
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Angela Sneed


Associate Teachers

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Elisabeth Alvarez

Associate Teacher

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Monica Teubert

Associate Teacher

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Ignacia Barajas

Associate Teacher

Student Assistants

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Amy Martinez

Student Assistant

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Abigail Carrillo

Student Assistant

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Leslie Olvera

Student Assistant


Kryschiana Pharr

Student Assistant


We provide a developmentally appropriate environment
that will foster optimal growth and development


Understand our philosophy and check out our
goals and curriculum

Daily Schedule

Our daily routine focuses on skill acquisition accompanied
by an enriched program concentrating on developmental domains

Infant Toddler Development Center

1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747

Parking Lot 1, Blue Canopy   |   Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Enrollment and Tours)

(310) 243 – 1011   |   License #: 191601808