Children & Youth Development

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Early Childhood
CASL supports children ages 0 to 5 in becoming capable, confident, and responsible individuals who succeed in school and thrive as adults. Parental engagement is a critical component of early childhood programming.

Family and Learning Resource Center: Family support for parents, grandparents, and other caretakers with children ages 0 to 5 years. The program is open to families of all ethnicities and backgrounds, and in particular helps immigrant families assimilate into American approaches of parenting and early childhood education. Parents of adopted Chinese children are encouraged to help preserve their children’s heritage.

Child Development Center: Full-day multilingual preschool for children ages 2 to 5 years old—with focus on holistic development.


School Age
Immigrant families are supported in their efforts to provide their children with a firm foundation and Chinese cultural retention as they transition into American culture.

School Age Center: Full-day and after-school programming for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Enriching bilingual/bicultural environment equips children with the skills to succeed in school.


Teens
The Youth Development Program provides a safe, supervised, and welcoming environment that supports the holistic development of youth in grades 6th through 12th—particularly Chinese immigrant and American-born Chinese teens. Middle and high school teens learn leadership skills, engage in community activities, experience a sense of belonging, and become ready to make healthy, responsible choices in their lives.

  • Academic tutoring
  • Preparation for college entry exams
  • Leadership training
  • Life skills workshops
  • Structured recreation
  • Parental involvement
  • Community service
  • Work experience and job training