Duarte Center: Early Education,  After-School Programming

The Duarte Early Education Center is home to three Infant/Toddler classrooms and six Preschool classrooms. To best meet the needs of families, Duarte also offers highly successful Before and After School Programming for school-aged children.

Listen to why Brian, an Early Ed parent, loves our program.


The Center is licensed by Community Care Licensing, a state agency through the Department of Social Services, to care for children from birth through twelve years of age.

License #'s

Infant/Toddler - 198016250

Preschool - 198016248

School-Age - 198016249


In conjunction with the USDA and the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Department, Maryvale participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are planned in accordance with the appropriate meal pattern for your child's age group. The meals provided, including breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, are varied and nourishing and included in the cost of tuition.


Fees for our Duarte Early Education Programs are based on the age of the child and classroom staffing levels. Tuition is due on the first of the month and considered past due if not paid in full by the 5th.

Monthly Tuition Rates (effective July 1, 2024)

Infant/Toddler Care

Monday - Friday

Monkeys, Panda Bears, Bears, Turtles and Pelicans




Monday - Friday

Tigers, Giraffes, Dolphins & Seahorses



School Age Before and After Care

M - F, A.M. Drop Off and P.M. Pick Up

Includes all day care on non-school days that the center is open

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Drop off and pick up from select schools in the Duarte School District


School Age full day care $940

Before and After school only $620

Registration Fee per child is $250 and is non-refundable - please plan carefully.

Please see your parent handbook for closure dates, and policies on attendance.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack are provided for Infant/Toddlers and Preschoolers. Afternoon Snack is provided for School-Age.

Tuition for all programs is billed monthly and due on the 1st business day of every month, a $25 late fee is applied if payment is not received by the 5th business day of the month.

Monthly tuition is calculated at an average of twenty days per month.

Sibling Discount is 10% off the youngest child with 2 or more children enrolled. Children enrolled in the School-Age program do not qualify for sibling discount.

There is a $35 credit card/debit card convenience fee. No convenience fee charged if using ACH account.

Payments declined using a credit card or ACH account will have a $50.00 fee applied for the first decline. In the second decline, within six months, decline fee will be $100.

There will be no vacation or illness credits applied.

Families approved to have split payments within the month will have a $25 convenience fee applied per transaction.

Late pick up fees are - $2/minute after 6-6:14pm, $5/minute 6:15-6:29pm, $7/minute 6:30pm - charge is per child.

Maryvale accepts third party payments through OPTIONS, GAIN, DCFS and other social service agencies. Families receiving benefits from any of these sources can enroll their children at Maryvale and the program (DCFS, OPTIONS, etc.,) will pay Maryvale directly.

Payment arrangements and Tuition Assistance are available. All requests must be in writing and approved by the Vice President, Early Childhood Education and Nutrition.

Holiday Closures:  New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maryvale Spring in-service day (date TBA), and Maryvale Fall in-service day (date TBA)

Have questions about tuition and fees? Use the Contact Early Education form or call the Duarte Early Education Center at (626) 357-1514.

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Tuition Assistance

Maryvale is well aware that for some families the tuition rates can be prohibitive – often for the very families who need the program the most. For this reason, in accordance with the Daughters of Charity’s Values of Compassionate Service and Advocacy for the Poor, Maryvale has established a Tuition Assistance Program and a private scholarship program.

If you need assistance in paying tuition we strongly encourage you to apply for our Tuition Assistance Program. All families will be asked to submit an application and supporting documents to the Early Childhood Education bookkeeper for consideration.


California State Preschool Program

Click here to for more information in English/Spanish or Chinese/Vietnamese.

Early Education Leadership

The Vice President of Early Childhood Education oversees the operation of Maryvale’s two Early Education Centers, and provides direct supervision to the Center Directors.


Christina Moore
Vice President of Early Childhood Education

Christina Moore holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education. She is credentialed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to Supervise Multiple Child Development Centers and holds a Program Director Permit.

Ms. Moore also brings a strong yet flexible leadership style and an unwavering commitment to healthy child development to her role at the Early Education Centers. Her guidance and expertise in all aspects of the educational experience ensures that the Early Education Centers strive for and achieve excellence in all areas of performance.

Center Director The Director(s) of Maryvale’s Rosemead Early Education Center must comply with rigorous requirements including a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field or a Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, which authorizes the holder to supervise one Child Development Center. In addition to holding a degree or credential the Director(s) must meet Community Care Licensing requirements for the program that they are supervising. The Director(s) is also expected to exemplify progressive thinking in terms of healthy child development and to embrace the curriculum and philosophy of Maryvale’s Early Education Centers.

Teachers The majority of our teachers have an Associate’s degree or higher in the field of Early Childhood Education, and all of our teachers meet the minimum Title 22 regulations for the program in which they work- School Age, Preschool or Infant/Toddler. Our teachers are expected to be skilled in establishing bonds with children and guiding children in achieving healthy child and educational milestones.