About The Children's Center

  • Overview

    We offer part-day and full-day state preschool; part-day, full-day and extended day tuition-based preschool; before and after school extended care for children in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade who are enrolled at Merwin Elementary; and special education preschool programs for children with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) who qualify for services offered by C-VCC and live in our district attendance zone or who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and live within our SELPA boundaries. Children must be tested through Regional Center or the child’s local school district and placed through either an Infant Family Service Plan or Individual Education Plan into an appropriate classroom. All staff works together to meet the needs of all the children. Monthly events and other programs are celebrated regularly.


    Center History

    The Covina-Valley Children's Center School site is located 4400 N. Roxburgh Ave in the city of Covina. 

    The Covina-Valley Children's Center was originally located at Fourth and Puente from 1962 through 1977. In 1979 the program was moved to the Vincent School site, in the summer of 2020 Covina-Valley Children's Center relocated to its current completely remolded site. The program currently serves over 450 preschoolers and 72 elementary students from Merwin Elementary School.


Program Descriptions

  • Covina-Valley Children's Center (C-VCC)

    Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 p.m.
    4400 N. Roxburgh,
    Covina, CA 91722
    Tel: (626) 472-6330
    Fax: (626) 472-6332

    Type and Length of Program

    Qualification for Enrollment

    Ages Served

    Hours of Operation

    Full-Day Preschool

    12 months
    (7/1 - 6/30)

    State Subsidized

    • Enrollment based on Income and Qualified "need" for Childcare
    • Must live in our zone of service: Azusa, Covina, West Covina, Irwindale, & Glendora
    3 or 4 years by 12/1 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Part-Day Preschool

    10 months
    (8/7 - 6/3)

    State Subsidized

    • Enrollment based on income guidelines
    • Must live in our zone of service: Azusa, Covina, West Covina, Irwindale, & Glendora
    3 or 4 years by 12/1

    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. &
    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.

    Special Education Programs

    Taught by Credentialed Special Education Teachers

    10 months
    (8/17 - 6/3)

    Children must have an active IEP and live in the C-VUSD attendance boundaries. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students must live within our district SELPA boundaries.

    3-5 years of age

    or

    Birth to 3 years for DHH Early Start

    Hours vary by program

    Tri-Community Adult Ed. - Pioneer Campus

    160 N Barranca Ave.,
    Covina, CA 91723 
    Tel: (626) 472-6330
    Fax: (626) 472-6332

    Type and Length of Program

    Qualification for Enrollment

    Ages Served

    Hours of Operation

    Part-Day Preschool

    10 months
    (8/20 - 6/4)

    State Subsidized

    Must live in our zone of service: Azusa, Covina, West Covina, Irwindale, & Glendora

    3 or 4 years by 12/1 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

    Part-Day Preschool

    10 months
    (7/1 - 6/30)

    Tuition Based

    Only Age Criteria

    3 or 4 years by 12/1


    12:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.

    Full-Day Preschool

    12 months
    (7/1 - 6/30)

    Tuition Based

    Only Age Criteria

    3 or 4 years by 12/1

    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Extended-Day Preschool

    12 months
    (7/1 - 6/30)

    Tuition Based

    Only Age Criteria

    3 or 4 years by 12/1

    6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Merwin Elementary Extended Care 

    Rooms 15, 16, 23
    Tel: (626) 472-6330
    Fax: (626) 472-6332

    Type and Length of Program

    Qualification for Enrollment

    Ages Served

    Hours of Operation

    Before and After School Extended Care for Grades TK - 5

    12 months
    (7/1 - 6/30)

    State Subsidized

    • Enrollment based on Income and Qualified "need" for Childcare
    • Must be enrolled at Merwin Elementary School
    Grades TK - 5 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.