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    Committee for Early
    Childhood Development

    Where Children & Familes Come First!

    Learn more about our programs

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    A pathway to a bright and successful future

    CECD unites families, staff and community organizations together to support the growth and development of preschool children.


Announcements

WELCOME BACK to all of our returning children and WELCOME to all of our new children!!! We are looking forward to a great year of high quality education and lots of fun!!!

Dad's Take your Child to School Day is this month. Please see your site's calendar for exact date.


Stay Informed. Stay Involved.
Classroom Meetings are held during the first week of every month. (See calendar for exact dates)

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Our Mission

The Committee for Early Childhood Development Head Start unites families, staff and community organizations together to support the growth and development of preschool children. C.E.C.D. Head Start combines high quality education, parent involvement and strong community linkages to ensure family preservation and diversity, while opening a pathway to a bright and successful future for families.


Program Structures

  • Education

    Education

    The curriculum model used at CECD is Creative Curriculum, which is based on the philosophy that children learn by active involvement with peers and adults through the use of developmentally appropriate materials in the learning environment...read more
  • Disabilities

    Disabilities

    All children entering the program are screened within 45 days. If there is a concern regarding an area of development (or areas) parents are notified and a conference is scheduled. If the parent wishes to have their child evaluated, referrals are sent...read more
  • Nutrition

    Nutrition

    Our nutrition program operates within the guidelines of the Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.). All meals are prepared on-site in a safe, sanitary manner, and are nutritionally sound...read more
  • Health

    Health

    If a child does not have an ongoing source of continuous accessible health care, the Family Worker assists in referrals...read more
  • Mental Health

    Mental Health

    A professional mental health consultant is available to provide training and assist staff and parents with any mental health concerns or questions...read more
  • Family Service/Parent Involvement

    Family Service/Parent Involvement

    Our services are also family-centered, following the tenets that children develop in the context of their family and culture and that parents are respected as the primary educators and nurturers of their children...read more