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The Children’s Community Development Center (CCDC), is a non-profit, educational childcare center serving families with children from infancy through their preschool years. Professionals in early childhood care and education established CCDC in 1979. The program provides enrichment and support to families and children who live or work in mid-Fairfield County, Connecticut.  We earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1988 and have continuously maintained our accreditation since then.

CCDC was founded as a parent cooperative and continues to embrace this philosophy in spirit and in practice. While day-to-day management is the responsibility of the professional staff, parents provide support and direction. Staff are a resource for developmental and practical care giving knowledge while parents volunteer time and skills as needed. CCDC is managed by a Board of Directors, which consists primarily of representatives from the parent body. Meetings are open to all members of the organization.

The cooperative nature of CCDC contributes to a strong sense of community.


  • “CCDC maintains an exemplary program in all areas and on a consistent basis. Our child has made great gains socially, emotionally and developmentally through a combination of excellent leadership, teaching and outstanding planning. Excellent!”
  • “I feel there is a real sense of “community” in the program. Parents and teachers work together and support each other. There is a warm, nurturing philosophy in place, which translates to a “home-like” environment. My daughter has benefited greatly from her experience at CCDC.”
  • “The staff fosters the highest degree of independence and self-esteem. They offer consistency in supporting social skills development and emotional intelligence – while encouraging the joy of life! We can’t say enough.”
  • \"Both of my children have had the privilege of going to CCDC from the infant room through the 4\'s. I am convinced that the program there is what helped shape my children into confident, caring and inquisitive people. It is a very special and unique place.\"
  • \"We love CCDC! The teachers are loving, kind, and intelligent, the facilities are beautiful, and the extracurriculars are outstanding--yoga, music, Animal Embassy, \"Coach\" and more. The director, Eileen Ward, is continually improving the school and its programs, and is responsive to parents and generous with her expertise in child development. Above all, she is a caring, kind, and devoted to the children and their well-being. We couldn\'t be happier with our school!\"
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