Horace Mann Child Development Center


    Horace Mann Child Development Center

    3401 Scott Road

    Burbank, CA 91504

    (818) 729-1650

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Burbank Unified School District’s Horace Mann Children’s Center provides programs that are tailored to serve a wide variety of developmental needs. This quality program is designed to serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers with an emphasis on their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The stimulating environment encourages children to develop self-discipline and self-control.

    Children learn through play. Children are allowed to make choices and act on them. The staff acts as guides extending their learning and encouraging them to discover new skills and concepts. Children are given many opportunities to increase their knowledge and development. The programs and activities recognize individual differences of ability, language and culture and utilize age appropriate learning activities to ensure success and achievement in their education.

    Our curriculum framework is based on the following:

    • Relationships are central to the overall well being of the child.
    • Learning is integrated.
    • Children’s learning is enhanced through intentional teaching.
    • Family and community partnerships are essential.
    • Individualization of learning for all children.

    Our emergent curriculum supports firsthand experiences by:

    • Helping children truly understand a subject
    • Connecting prior knowledge with newly acquired knowledge
    • Simulating inquiry, discussion, and incentive to research and learn more
    • Building language skills

    Click on the link below for information about the waitlist procedures.

    Horace Mann Waitlist Procedures


    "Play is the highest form of research."

                                                        -Albert Einstein