What We Do

The early childhood development programs provided by Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. concentrate on literacy and school readiness for children ages zero to five.


MVCDC's students enter Kindergarten better prepared:

  • Social development: choices, self-discipline, self-confidence, relating with other children and adults, problem solving, critical thinking abilities
  • Creative Self-Expression: thoughts, feelings, and ideas; introduction to a wide range of art materials
  • Language and Literacy: alphabet  awareness, vocabulary growth through a variety of experiences
  • Mathematics and science: focus on classification, seriation, numbers, space, and time
  • Music and Movement: music appreciation and singing, expression of creativity


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Natural Start Alliance, Washington DC, feature article on our Head Start Center located at Aullwood Discovery Farm in Englewood


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Our Locations and Programs

MVCDC offers more than 50 center locations in Clark, Madison, and Montgomery counties. Convenient schedule choices fit most parents' work schedules.


Full day and part day programs are available as well as Early Head Start and home-based care.


We operate the NATION'S FIRST FARM-BASED Head Start Center!

A unique school readiness experience is available through MVCDC at the Aullwood Farm Discovery Center located at 9101 Frederick Road, Englewood. Part day sessions are available for children ages 3-5 on Monday-Thursday.


Registration is open to all families—regardless of income and county location—within the greater Miami Valley region. Call 937.837.2148 for more information.


Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World. This new book is available FREE to MVCDC's parents and associates from Community Playthings.


Their Name is Today2We all know what’s right for children. What do you do when standardized testing, too much screen time, or academic pressures threaten childhood as we know it? As Johann Christoph Arnold writes in the opening pages of this beautiful new book, “A book can’t change the world. But parents and teachers can – by loving each child entrusted to them. That’s why this book is in your hands. I hope it will encourage and invigorate you to hear from others who have children of their own or work with them every day, and who share your passion and commitment.”

Their Name Is Today is a tool with powerful potential to change hearts and minds, turning them toward the needs of our most vulnerable—children. Because of the timeliness and importance of its message, Community Playthings is happy to supply any quantity of this book free to the early childhood field, for use in classes, conferences, child care centers, trainings, or anywhere you feel it can support what is best for children.

Request your FREE copy today! Call 800-777-4244





We understand how important this is to our parents. At Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. our staff will earn your trust while providing you peace of mind that your child is safe.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations when it comes to high quality care and early education for your child. Your child will be nurtured, loved, and encouraged to learn.

Over the past 49 years, we have helped mold the social and academic futures of well over 100,000 young children in the Miami Valley region.

Our work has led to MVCDC being recognized as the premier early childhood educator for Clark, Madison, and Montgomery counties.

We incorporate the High Scope curricula for math, literacy, science, social-emotional, physical, and creative learning. Our highly trained and loving staff look forward to helping prepare you and your child for school.

Higher education, staff continuity, and a strong love of children are the cornerstones of our programming. Your child will receive individualized attention through our excellent teacher to child ratio of 2:17.

Our goal is to ensure that children are ready to enter Kindergarten and continue at a high rate of learning.

Head Start
Early Head Start
State Funded Preschool
Full Day & Half Day Classrooms
Home-Based Programs
Farm-based learning



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MVCDC equals quality! Nineteen of our centers are now Step Up to Quality Star and NAEYC accredited.

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