Child Development Center (CDC) Overview
The purpose of the Child Development Center (CDC) is to support families by offering flexible child care for children ages six weeks through five years old. Each classroom is grouped by age for developmentally appropriate activities. The Child Development Center is licensed under Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and Keystone Stars, and we meet and exceed all standards set up by these agencies. Certified teachers provide opportunities for play, socialization, learning centers, and language development, as well as music and movement.
The CDC is open at the end of August through early June, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CDC placements are accepted throughout the school year as long as space is available within our classrooms.
Permanent Placement is for families that want the same days and times each week throughout the year; Flexible Placement is for families who wish to schedule time on an as-needed basis. Flexible Placement is only available 30 days before date needed, if space is available.
An annual registration fee of $90.00 ($60.00 if your child is also enrolled in the Preschool Program) is required.
- If child is not in preschool: 3 hour minimum and 2 days a week is required.
- CDC1, CDC2, & CDC3: No drop off after 11am due to lunch and nap.
- CDC1, CDC2, & CDC3: Pick up cannot occur between the hours of 12:30 and 2pm due to nap.
- CDC2, CDC3 or CDC4: 2 hour minimum during lunch hour if following or proceeding a PS class
All children enrolled in our CDC or Preschool Program must have all of their immunizations up to date. Immunization Schedule
Billing is done on an hourly basis with scheduling done on the half hour.
- Infant, CDC1 & CDC2 : $7.40 per hour
- CDC3 & CDC4 : $7.15 per hour
Discounts: If your schedule is 24 hours or more per week, you will receive a credit of 7% on your monthly bill (for scheduled CDC hours only). A sibling discount of 10% for the older child is applied if you use more than 24 hours for each child (PS+CDC)
For more information feel free to contact the Child Development Center Desk at [email protected]
- Ages: 6 weeks to 12 months
- Teacher/Child Ratio 1/3
- Average class size: 6
- We are no longer able to hold a spot in the infant room past December for a child. If the child is not going to attend the CDC until after December 1st, you will be asked to pay for the placement requested from December 1st until the start date of the child.
CDC 1: Toddler
- Ages: 13 months to 2 years (by September 1)
- Teacher/Child Ratio: 1/5
- Average class size: 10
CDC 2: Older Toddler
- Ages: 2-3 years (by September 1)
- Teacher/Child Ratio 1/6
- Average class size: 12
CDC 3: Threes
- 3-4 years old by December 31, 2020
- Teacher/Child Ratio: 1/6
- Average class size: 12
CDC 4: Three, Four and Five Year Olds
- Teacher/Child Ratio: 1/9
- Average class size: 18
- We do not accept children that are in a regular Kindergarten class.