What We Do
Our focus is on literacy and school readiness for children ages birth to five.
enter kindergarten better prepared with these skills:
- 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
"85 percent of a child's brain development takes place by the age of 5. Synapses are created with astonishing speed in the first three years of life. For the rest of the first decade, a child's brain has twice as many synapses as an adult's brain. This means that a child's environment during the first five years of life can greatly impact the brains' ability to develop."
~ Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, Rima Shore, 1997
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Events (see Upcoming Events)
09/04/2016Dayton Reggae Festival
Come out to the Dayton Reggae Festival from 1pm to 5pm at Dave Hall Plaza, Dayton. Our recruitment staff will be on hand to help you with Head Start registration!
Dave Hall Plaza, Dayton, Ohio
09/05/2016Community Health Clinic - Dayton Convention Center
Come out to the Community Health Clinic from 7am to 5pm at the Dayton Convention Center. Our recruitment staff will be on hand to help you with Head Start registration!
Dayton Convention Center
09/10/2016Westown Health Fair
Come out to the Westown Health Fair from 10am to 2pm at the Westown Center. Our recruitment staff will be on hand to help you with Head Start registration!
Westown Center, Dayton, Ohio
Our Locations and Programs
MVCDC offers more than 50 center locations in Butler, Clark, Greene, 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.
Inquire today about classroom openings for your child!