Program Goals

The ultimate goal of our program is to improve the quality of life for the children we serve and their families.  The specific goals and purposes are:

  • To teach the child pivotal behaviors including motivation, responsivity to multiple cues, self-management, and social initiations that will lead to widespread collateral improvements in the communication, socialization and behavioral domains. 
  • To teach parents, families and caregivers the necessary skills to help them teach their children to move towards meeting age appropriate developmental milestones.
  • To teach parents and caregivers methods of reducing interfering behaviors while increasing appropriate alternative behaviors.
  • To decrease the child’s behaviors that interfere with their integration into the community as well as their daily lives and the lives of their families. 
  • To increase the child’s repertoire of replacement behaviors that will replace interfering behaviors. 
  • To increase the child’s functional skills in the areas of communication, socialization, and self-help. Below are some of the specific outcomes that may be met through services.
    • Communication: Functional communication, requesting, commenting, responding to multiple cues, asking questions, responding to statements, engaging in reciprocal conversation, conversation skills, expressing emotional states, expressing physical states. 
    • Socialization: Initiation of interaction, independent play skills, functional play, interactive play, pretend play, interaction with peers, interaction with others, social cues, social boundaries, emotions, understanding empathy, perspective taking, general social behavior. 
    • Self-Help: Age-appropriate independent tasks, self- management, dressing, eating, bathing, grooming, toileting. 

What our sessions
look like

Session formats will vary depending on the treatment plan. For the most part, the format of sessions is based on finding your child’s motivation and incorporating teaching moments into everyday activities. For example, if your child likes puzzles, the therapist may collect all the puzzle pieces and ask your child to request the puzzle pieces by saying, “puzzle.” Therapists may target some goals in a structured way, sitting at the table with specific materials and instructions. Other goals may be targeted in a play based format while playing a board game, reading a book or throwing a ball around outside. Each child’s individualized plan is developed during the initial assessment process and constantly revised as your child progresses.


Sunday – Saturday
Services can be provided Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:30pm.

Early Start Program + Regional Centers

The Early Start program is California’s early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Early Start services are available statewide and are provided in a coordinated, family-centered system.

Dream Big offers services with the San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center as a part of the Early Start Program. The program is offered for children within the ages of 0-36 months. To find out more about this program, please click below!

Our Service Regions

We serve the greater Southern California area including Los Angeles, The Inland Empire, Palm Desert & Temecula regions.

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Safety Precautions

We are also ensuring that we take all precautions to provide an at-home experience that is safe and beneficial for the kids. We will be wearing masks, encouraging ventilation and outside learning environments, and social distancing when allowed. 

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Insurance Providers


ABA is a type of therapy that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through positive reinforcement in a fun, inclusive environment. 

We will begin services after the assessment process, and a therapist becomes available.  

Once a behavior consultant conducts an assessment with your child, a clinical recommendation of hours per week will be made.   

Yes, each child has a 1:1 therapist that is assigned to them to target their specific programs. 

Yes, all the staff at Dream Big get their background checked.

Yes, social skills are a primary goal in center sessions. Therapists collaborate, teaching their clients to socialize and achieve social skills objectives.

Meet the Team

Executive Leadership

Cristina Cordeiro

Founder & CEO

Carolyn Kaiser

Director of Human Resources


Lyre Fribourg

Chief Clinical Officer

Psychologist, PhD,

Deanna Bishop

Regional Director

Apple Valley, Hesperia, Indio & Rancho Mirage

Tassianna Thackeray

Regional Director

Monrovia, Rancho Cucamonga & Riverside

Cassandra Collins

Regional Director

Katie Quesada

Brand + Culture

Center Managers

Shameka Lewis

Apple Valley Center Manager

Kayla Lynch

Hisperia Center Manager

Carla Gutierrez

Monrovia Center Manager

Casey Corsaro

Rancho Cucamonga Center Manager

Jessica Newberry

Rancho Mirage Center Manager

Jessica McGinnis

Riverside Center Manager

Dream Big is a member of CASP

For more information visit: casproviders.org