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Main Street Child Development Center’s mission is:
- To provide a quality accredited early childhood learning program for children ages 2-5 of limited income working families to grow and thrive in a nurturing environment.
- To enhance the quality of life for our diverse families through partnerships with community services agencies, and to provide educational opportunities and resources that strengthen literacy, parenting and the family.
MSCDC advocates the belief that each child is special and unique. We believe that there are no bad children, only challenging behaviors. Therefore, we try to instill within each child a positive self-image, in order for them to gain the confidence to try new things and meet life’s challenges.
The environment and curriculum at MSCDC are designed to meet each child’s social, cognitive, physical, emotional, and developmental needs. One goal we strive for each day is to provide the most caring type of atmosphere possible for each and every child, in order for them to grow as learners and individuals. Consequently, a child who needs an extra hug because Mom was late to work and the toast burned will be sure to get one. It is also our goal to promote creativity by offering a wide variety of activities that each child can experience in his or her own way.
Main Street Child Development Center (MSCDC) is located in the former Green Acres Elementary School on Sideburn Road in Fairfax, Virginia. In operation for nearly 40 years, MSCDC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide quality, affordable care to 72 children, ages 2-5 years. We also provide before and after-school care for 20 children ages 5-8.
Main Street welcomes all preschool children and families regardless of race, religion, culture, national origin, gender, family background or economic status. We are proud to be accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Main Street maintains a 4-star rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative and is a participant in the Combined Federal (#31872) and the United Way (#8262) campaigns.
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