The basis for the philosophy of the Child Development Center (CDC) is the belief that every child is a beautiful gift with qualities, when celebrated and nurtured, will enhance the world of the future. It is our mission to create for each child an environment where he/she can feel cherished, secure and affirmed. We strive to be involved with the whole child, filling the child with a strong sense of personal worth and ability.

The primary essential goal of any approach to children in the CDC is to build, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. It is our aim that children know themselves as whole people, each of whose heritage, family, home, abilities, thoughts, and feelings are important and worthy. The secondary essential goal is to provide the kind of living experience that encourages understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of all things that make each child special.