Anderson Children's Foundation

College of the Desert Foundation

College of the Desert Foundation

Early Childhood Development Garden Project (2018-2019)

The McCarthy Family Child Development & Training Center is located on the College of the Desert campus in the beautiful Coachella Valley. In addition to providing early childhood education, the Center also serves as the lab school for the Early Childhood Education division at College of the Desert. The center provides early care and education to children of students attending College of the Desert as well as community families. The center has a very strong nutrition program preparing over 300 nutritious from scratch meals a day. To support our efforts we also offer a Family Community Garden to our families. Here they learn to actually grow fresh vegetables and also learn about good nutrition and making healthy choices for their families. The Family Community Garden is in its eight year thanks to the generous support of the Anderson Foundation!