Who We Are
Who We Are
Decades of research indicate that the early years of life are a period of exponential brain development, characterized by great opportunity and vulnerability. Our mission is to provide opportunity and minimize vulnerability in every child that we serve, and we believe that all children are entitled to an environment in which they can develop to their maximum potential, and we are committed to giving all families access to our services regardless of background or income.
Karen Corzine, MFT, LPCC
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Executive Director / Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician
Karen has been a director at CCDC since 2000. Karen’s educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology from Western Washington University, as well as a B.A. in Human Development with a concentration in Child Development from California State University, Long Beach. Karen also earned a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Golden Gate University as well as a certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation from Georgetown University. She has 29 years of experience in child care and the education of children ages 0 to 6. Karen also has over 22 years of experience working in the mental health field, addressing the issues of child abuse, trauma, domestic violence, families, and infant & child mental health.
Coastside Child Development Center’s Teaching Staff
Coastside Child Development Center’s teaching staff are high quality, caring and professional teachers and inclusion teachers who are dedicated to the care and education of children. Our teachers range from aides to teachers who have completed a bachelor’s degree. All teachers are required to complete Early Childhood Education & Child Development college level courses and all lead teachers have a California Department of Education teacher’s permit. Coastside Child Development Center does in-house training that includes all areas of child development, behavioral management and support, kindergarten readiness standards, and CPR certification.