About McKinley


Welcome to the online home of McKinley Children’s Center. We’re pleased you’ve come. Our center has been a leader in providing top quality services to the children and families of our community since it opened over 100 years ago. Throughout the years, the Center has been blessed by the generous donations of the community, allowing us to enjoy a debt-free, fiscally strong standing.

One thing you’ll undoubtedly notice is McKinley’s commitment to quality. This near-obsessive commitment is evident through our accreditation—namely, by the Council on Accreditation, Western Association of Schools and Colleges—and through being an approved provider with the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. This means that McKinley’s services meet the nationally recognized best practice standards, honors that are due in no small part to our highly trained and educated staff who are unmatched in their dedication to the school and the children we serve.

The Center’s spacious and scenic campus spans nearly 40 acres of beautiful Southern California landscape, offering our children plenty of space to roam, explore, play, and learn. And the school offers a diverse selection of programs, designed to serve the community in a host of different ways. Our programs include:

  • Special Education School
  • McKinley Success Academy
  • M-Certified Training Center
  • Foster Care/Adoptions
  • Mental Health
  • Residential Care

We encourage you to explore the site to learn more about all that McKinley has to offer, and we also invite you to visit our campus and see the beauty of the McKinley Children's Center.

Take a look at our 2015-2016 Annual Report
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