Our Centers

Our play-based and child-focused centers are what make Dream Big unique! We offer a welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone belongs.

Come Play With Us!

Here at Dream Big, we believe that ALL children benefit from inclusive friendships! We know that play is the greatest way to learn empathy and resilience.

Starting April 3rd, all 5 of our locations will offer Inclusive Play Groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays! You and your child will take part in lots of fun, circle time, crafts, creative interaction, and more.

Here are the details:

  • Inclusive Play Groups will begin April 3 – May 18

    Pick a time slot!

    • AM Session: 9:30am – 11:30am 


    • PM Session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm 

  • The cost for the month is $80.00

  • Play groups are for children ages 2-5

  • Our hope is to build friendships! We ask that you commit to bringing your child consistently to their scheduled playtime. 

  • We’re all in this together. This is a parent/child class and we ask that you stay with your child throughout the session. 

Play Groups

$80/per month
AM Session: 9:00am - 11:00am
PM Session: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6 Weeks

Our Centers

Typical ABA centers feel clinical and more like going to the doctor’s office. Here at Dream Big, our centers are warm, welcoming, and created with a child in mind. Our centers feature play kitchens, a sandbox filled with dinosaurs, a room for sensory play, and endless activities for your little one.

The Early Intervention program in our centers is for children 6 years of age and younger. This unique program is based on Applied Behavior Analysis in a natural environment with a focus on play and positive behavior interventions. 

We take pride in making Dream Big the cleanest, safest environment for your child! We have extensive measures in place in light of COVID-19 and continue to go above and beyond what is recommended. We do all we can to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the children we serve. All of our staff are wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, disinfecting and constantly cleaning. We also use block scheduling to limit our occupancy and allow time in the middle of the day to deep clean. 

We can’t wait to see you at one of our centers! 

The Dream Big Way

The purpose of the Dream Big Early Intervention program is to increase the child’s global developmental skills in the areas of cognition, communication, socialization, self-help, and gross motor, fine motor, and attending. Parents and families are an integral part of our program! Our goal is to educate and train parents and caregivers so that they may implement the interventions throughout the child’s day, further improving the child’s development. We have a multidisciplinary team approach that includes consultation with a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist! Our program is an inclusive, community based program set in a children’s play center. Inclusion is central to our philosophy and our goal is to have all children who attend our center to integrate and learn together. Our program aims to provide cultural diversity and inclusion of all cultures and beliefs, and we incorporate the family’s individual culture, beliefs, and traditions within our program!

The specific goals and purposes are to:

  • Increase the child’s skills in the areas of cognition, communication, socialization, self-help, gross motor, fine motor, and attending.
  • 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 global domains.
  • Teach parents, families and caregivers the necessary skills so that they can teach their children and target their child’s goals on their own.
  • Teach parents and caregivers methods of reducing interfering behaviors while increasing appropriate alternative behaviors.
  • 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.
  • Increase the child’s repertoire of replacement behaviors that will replace interfering behaviors.
  • Integrate the child into an inclusive, community-based setting. 


Our curriculum is based on evidence-based strategies including Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Pivotal Response Training. Pivotal Response Training, also known as Natural Environment Teaching, focuses on teaching pivotal skills that will result in widespread collateral improvements in the areas of physical and motor development, cognition, language and speech, psychosocial development, and self-help. All clinical goals are individualized and developmentally appropriate for the individual child!


In order to keep our centers safe for everyone, we are offering block scheduling to keep our classes small, which also allows us to give more of the attention your kids deserve. Here is what our scheduling will look like across all locations!


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Half Day)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Half Day)

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day)


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

A day in the life of each center:
What our days look like

Morning Session

8:00 Say goodbye to parents, put belongings away, start with play in center

8:15-9:30 Instructional time targeting goals in structured or play based formats

9:30-10:00 Morning snack (currently done in shifts due to physical distancing)

9:30-9:45 Circle time 

9:45-10:00 Group activity- sensory activity, art, interactive music/dance/walks outside

10:00-11:30 Instructional time targeting goals in structured or play-based formats

11:30-12:00 Lunch/play in center (targeting self help and social skills)

12:00 Departures (full day children continue with instructional time)

Afternoon Session

1:00  Say goodbye to parents, put belongings away, start with play in center

1:15-2:30 Instructional time targeting goals in structured or play based formats

1:30-3:00 Afternoon snack  (currently done in shifts due to physical distancing)

2:30-2:45 Circle time 

2:45-3:00 Group activity- sensory activity, art, interactive music/dance/walks outside

3:00-5:00 Instructional time targeting goals in structured or play-based formats

5:00 Departures


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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