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Child Development Institute was founded in 1995 by Joan Maltese, PhD, and a small group of mental health professionals. CDIís aim was to address the lack of holistic early childhood development and intervention services available in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles).
Over the last 17 years, Dr. Maltese and her team have designed and implemented early childhood services that integrate the people and places involved in a childís life, ensuring the successful developmental growth of their whole being.
Child Development Institute is a training facility that has a top-rated MFT training program, community trainings to schools, teacher groups and childcare groups, and professional, expert consulting. CDI has built a reputation as a leading innovator in early childhood development. Our staff have deep expertise in this field, helping develop training curricula and standards for Early Start providers state-wide and First 5 LAís Best Start program, as well as teaching at the university level.
CDI focuses on the development of the whole child, including his or her early relationships, environments and communities. CDIís transdisciplinary team helps ensure children reach their developmental potential and are ready for success in school by supporting social-emotional, mental health, language, cognitive and motor development.