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 brain's ability to develop."
~ Rethinking the Brain: New Insights into Early Development, Rima Shore, 1997
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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!