What We Do

Our focus is on literacy and school readiness for children ages birth to five.


MVCDC's students 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 brain's ability to develop."

~ Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, Rima Shore, 1997

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Our Locations and Programs


Call Vicki today! 937.226.5664, extension 200.

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MVCDC offers more than 50 classroom 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 within the greater Miami Valley region who meet the Head Start income-eligible requirements.

Call 937.837.2148 for more information.





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 50 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 Butler, Clark, Greene, 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 & Part 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. Another 8 centers are NAEYC accredited.

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