Vision for Pasadena: A City that nurtures every child and creates an environment where young children are healthy, safe and find early success in school and life.

Support Your Child’s Development

The strong foundations for fulfillment and success are built during the first five years of life. Children’s success rests on their experiences and on the quality of their relationships.

Early Development Instrument

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a population-based measure of children’s early development in communities across the nation.


Every parent needs support. Parents can look to many places for resources on child development.

Public Library

The Pasadena Public Library hosts the Office of the Young Child, a place that seeks to nurture every child and where they can find early success in school and life.

Pasadena as an Early Learning City 2025

In 2015 Pasadena City Council passed a resolution that by 2025, Pasadena will be known as an Early Learning City.