LBCIL Toll Free Tel:  877-757-0207

Long Beach Community Improvement League (CIL) is proud to offer a wide array of social service programs that aim to educate and empower community residents. 

Important Public Announcement:

      Free Child Care & Development Services Ages        

2.5 -5 and 6 -13, July 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023

LBCIL Child Development Centers Serving Families     and Children with State Subsidized Programs 

Enrolling Now


 Child Care Info-line

        State Subsidized Programs for Children Ages 2.5 -13

Child Development for Toddlers & State Preschool (2.5-5)

School Age Program, Children




For detailed information about our State Subsidized Child Care and Development & Before/After School Programs, please visit our child care information website:

or call our toll free Child Care Info-line: 

(877) 757.0207


For the past fifty years, CIL has specialized in the area of childcare services to low-income children and families. CIL has provided high quality, affordable early childhood development services to thousands of those actively seeking employment, in school/training, welfare recipients, working poor, single parents, working parents, and/or at risk families within Long Beach's disadvantaged community who meet the State eligibility guidelines.

CIL's services are located in Priority 1, Service Planning Area 8, according to the Los Angeles County Local Planning Councils Priority in need of subsidized childcare services. CIL has recognized this critical need and has responded with high quality affordable early childhood development services. For some of these families, this high quality, safe, and affordable child development program can mean the difference between working and being unemployed.

CIL' s fully state-subsidized Long Beach Child Development Center, located at 2222 Olive Avenue, is newly renovated, thanks to generous donations by the City of Long Beach NAP, the California Department of Education, the United Way, the Ahmanson Foundation, and other donators.

CIL is also so proud for its Signal Hill Facility (Established in 2004)), the Signal Hill Child Development Center, located at: 2399 California Avenue, Signal Hill CA 90755.   This state-of-the-art facility was made possible through collaboration with the Los Angeles Community Design Center (currently named Abode), funded through generous contributions by the
S. Mark Taper Foundation, Crail-Johnson Foundation, Parsons Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, the City of Signal Hill, and many others.

Child Care Food Program

Through a fully-subsidized program funded by the Department of Education, CIL provides Child Development and Before/After School Care students with well-balanced meals and nutrition education. The students receive breakfast, a hot lunch, and a nutritious afternoon snack, prepared by our chefs in our on-site fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen facilities.

Child Development Careers Project (CDCP)

From 2000 - 2005, the Long Beach Community Improvement League, through funding by the California Department of Education Child Development Division (CDE/CDD), and in collaboration with the Department of Public Social Services, Community Colleges, Resource and Referral Agencies, and other entities, provided numerous interested and motivated CalWORKs/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants with a program that took them from the classroom to a career in Child Development.   CDCP's Mission was “To provide quality child development training to CalWORKs/TANF participants that lead to a rewarding career as early childhood educators.” 

CDCP Participants Eligibility Requirements

All participants must fulfilled the following requirements in order to qualify for CDCP:

  • To be on CalWORKs/TANF and receive cash aid
  • To be committed to the goal of becoming an Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • To successfully pass an interview, fingerprinting and background check, child abuse clearance, and TB test.

This is an approved “Welfare-to-Work Plan” which meets the thirty-two hour a week participation requirement in work experience and classroom time. As an approved plan, clients are eligible for support services through the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) for child care, book fees, school supplies, transportation, and other related costs.

The intent of this project is to train and equip eligible CalWORKs participants to become Child Development Teachers based on the Child Development Permit Matrix, within a 24-month period. Participants will be placed in jobs with living wages.

CDCP Highlights & Achievements

On June 25, 2004, we proudly celebrated the graduation of our second group

In a beautiful luncheon setting at Compton Community College, CIL's executive director, Dr. Farahnaz Khaleghi, and CDCP Program Coordinator Laura Sidney, awarded program participants their certificates for successfully graduating the program with Associate Teacher & Teacher Permits


We at CIL wish all of our CDCP graduates a successful and rewarding professional life!




Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

CIL can reflect upon a long and successful history of working with unemployed residents of Long Beach in different projects and capacities. The Job Training and Placement Act Program, in partnership with the City of Long Beach Career Transition Center, provides on-the-job training for unemployed, under-employed, and hard to employ youth and adults. The services provided to eligible participants effectively responds to local labor market demand, resulting in job placement, ensuring long term job retention, and maximizing individual earning potential.


                             Child Care Info-line


Testimonials from LBCIL's Families & Participants

About: the Child Development Careers Project: “I am enrolled in a course which allows me to learn about Child Development and the history  of early childhood, from disorders to behavior   to intelligence. Because of all the wonderful things I have learned, I will be able to be the best child care provider or teacher that I can be.”

“The Child Development classes have helped me with my own family. I'm more loving and patient and am trying to set a good example for my child to follow. What he sees and learns at home will determine his outlook on life. One day, I will be the Administrator of a Child Development Program.”


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