- Promote family support by strengthening the relationship between family, center and community.
- Provide accessible, affordable care in a secure, nurturing and creative environment for children ages six (6) weeks to twelve (12) years.
- Provide a well designed learning environment that encourages the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of each child and the development of skills in decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- The Coordinated Child Development Program (CCDP) was incorporated in 1973. The initial programs were housed in the Methodist Church on Main Street, and the Fiske House on Wilcox Lane in Canandaigua. These infant, toddler, preschool and school-age programs moved into their new building, the Our Children’s Place of Canandaigua (OCP Canandaigua) in 1996. OCP Canandaigua is now licensed for 112 children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age and achieved accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1999.
In 1989 Our Children’s Place of Clifton Springs (OCP Clifton Springs) was opened in collaboration with Clifton Spring Hospital and Clinic. OCP Clifton Springs is currently licensed for 136 children and is now located in the educational wing of the United Methodist Church of Clifton Springs. OCP Clifton Springs offers childcare services to children aged 6 weeks to 11 years of age. Head Start programming and Universal Pre-K classes through the Clifton Springs School District is also available at this site.
On June 22, 2012, the School Age Program moved back to the Canandaigua Early Childhood Center at 55 Wilcox Lane after being located at the Canandaigua Veteran’s Medical Center on Fort Hill Ave. since September of 2001. This site provides activities for school-age children before and after regular school hours, on school holidays and summer vacations.
Today CCDP has grown into a program employing over 80 staff and serving close to 400 children at our two locations.