Marilyn E. Thomas Children's Center

Preschool in Dayton, OH 45426

2900 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, OH 45426
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Miami Valley Child Development Centers Inc. (MVCDC) is a private non-profit corporation established in 1964. MVCDC is the Head Start grantee for Clark Madison and Montgomery Counties Ohio. Through our federally funded Early Head Start and Head Start programs we are funded to provide comprehensive services to 2 763 children ages 3-5 years and 110 children ages 0-3 years.

Child Ages:
3 weeks - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services - County Contract

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Head Start is intended to meet the individual needs of each child. Every child receives a variety of learning experiences that enhance his/her cognitive social emotional & physical growth. Classroom and home-based visit materials activities and practices fulfill this design by:
Using a curriculum that offers various experiences and is grounded in best early childhood practices and cultural variety.
Using a variety of teaching techniques that allow for flexibility in the program day and maximize children’s teachable moments.
Including both indoor and outdoor play. Including planned activities for all developmental areas and curriculum domains.
Encouraging children to express their feelings and negotiate conflict. Including parents in curriculum planning. Including staffing to provide low child to staff ratios. Implementing a curriculum and transition activities that ensure maximum developmental continuity for the children.


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