The D-M Child Development Program includes the Finley CDC and the D-M CDC. Both centers are accredited by the National Association for the education of Young Children for demonstrating standards of excellence for high quality early childhood programs. Caregivers receive extensive training in all areas of child development. CDC programs are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. The CDC is responsible for supporting the development of the whole child - meaning all areas of development are considered interrelated and equally important. The CDC acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers and caring adults.
Special Programs & Events
- Give parents a Break
- Parents Night Out
- Annual Pumpkin Patch Trip
- Monthly Birthday Celebrations
- Fall Festival
- Fall Feast
- Classroom events- Science Fair, Rodeo, Lunches for parents, Festivals/Carnivals.
Part Day Programs
Part day programs are available for children 3-5 years old. Parents have a choice of two or three day programs for two and a half hours each day. The part day program is in session from September through April.
Class Schedules are:
Monday,Wednesday,Friday 8:30am - 11am
Monday,Wednesday,Friday Noon - 2:30pm
Tuesday,Thursday 8:30am -11am
Registration begins the first week in August for classes beginning in September. Children must be 3 years old by 31 August and fully potty trained to be eligible for the program. Fees are on a sliding scale depending on the family's total income. Download the Part Day Program Contract here.
Parents are an important part of our program and the center strives to offer many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's classroom. The following are a few ways for parent involvement:
- Classroom events
- Center activities such as science fair and rodeo
- Lunches for parents