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"Triple P"  Positive Parenting Program Family Interview | Ryan and Savannah Hay | September 2017

Special thank you's are extended to the Hay family, Springfield, for sharing their views on MVCDC's Triple P Program. Savannah attended all five classes and both parents have found ongoing value in the parenting techniques she learned during this experience. 

Triple P Hay Family


How Does Your Garden Grow? | Hilltop Homes Community Garden | August 2017

City Wide Community Development Specialist, Amy Clanton, with Lead Teacher, Angie Patrick, interviewed July 24, 2017, on the new community garden at MVCDC's Hilltop Homes Head Start Center.

Hilltop Garden

Fatherhood Month | The MET | June 2017

On June 23, 2017, MVCDC hosted a three-county father engagement training day. Sessions were provided by early childhood field experts, John Kinsel and Shawn Walton. More event information can be found in this news release






PNC Choose/Growing Up Great Announcement | The MET | April 2017

#PNCBANK #Dayton is just the best. They are so good to our Head Start program through their volunteers. And then this happened this afternoon. What a wonderful gift from the PNC Foundation.

Thank you so much David Melin, regional president, for your wonderful presentation! These grant funds will help our teachers to further enhance classroom resources and experiences for our little learners. #TheMET #GrowUpGreat More information can be found in the news release






PNC volunteers spruced up the grounds | Dixie Highway Center | April 4, 2017 

Kudos to our PNC volunteers who worked hard all morning at the Dixie Center! Thank you for your help to spruce up our grounds.




Bold Beginning Resource Fairs | Springfield | 2017

Bold Beginning is a pilot and community engagement program created by the Ohio Department of Education. Four resource fairs were held January 26, February 9, February 23, and March 9, 2017 in Sprinfield. Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.—a nonprofit entity with Head Start services in Butler, Clark, Greene, Madison and Montgomery counties—served as grant administrator. Springfield was targeted as it is shown to have the greatest need. Research data on child outcomes included infant mortality, kindergarten readiness, and Third Grade Reading Guarantee Scores.

The goal of Bold Beginning is to help at-risk children attain a healthy and prepared entrance for learning in school. Qualifying parents affiliated with MVCDC, YMCA, Springfield City Schools, and local partners were  encouraged to take advantage of free resources at each event. Previous giveaways included books, blankets, backpacks, smoke detectors, CO2 detectors, gift baskets, and household gift cards. Traffic exceeded 100 parents during each event. For more information on Bold Beginning or Head Start program enrollment, call 937.226.5664.








50th Anniversary Celebration - (click on collages for slideshow)

MVCDC commemorated a grand 50th Anniversary celebration, "Who I aspired to be . . . Now look at me" with 300 guests in attendance on September 26. We were honored to have the newly appointed national director from the Office of Head Start, Dr. Blanca Enriquez, as keynote speaker | September 2015 







Dental Fairs | Ongoing Services - (click on collages for slideshow)

Through a special partnership with Dr. Gordon Womack, Beavercreek Pediatric Dentistry, and Julie Orihood, director for dental assisting program at Miami-Jacobs Career College, our children have healthier smiles. Multiple center visits are held throughout the year to perform screenings and cleanings, apply Fluoride, teach proper brushing, and make referrals for follow up care, as needed, under parental supervision.



Staff Development | Ongoing Activities - (click on collages for slideshow)

Staff development is an important and ongoing activity at MVCDC. Our training is designed to increase each employee's level of competence, effectiveness, quality, interaction, and expertise in the work environment and community. 

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