About the CHIME Institute

The CHIME Institute, a nonprofit organization established in 1990, is a national leader in the development and implementation of a unique model of inclusive education. The institute began with an early childhood program based at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and expanded to a charter elementary school in 2001 and middle school in 2003. CHIME’s model allows for the individual needs of each child to be addressed in a manner that enhances each child’s strengths while also addressing learning needs.

CHIME serves as a model for educators through its partnership with CSUN’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education and the Los Angeles Unified School District. It facilitates research opportunities and regularly hosts local, national and international visitors who are interested in replicating CHIME’s successes in their own schools and communities.