Child Development Center

Quality Child Care for Children of All Abilities

Mission Statement

Easter Seals Child Development Center | Central Region, State College, PA    

Easter Seals Child Development Center provides a family-focused Early Care and Education program.  Our mission is to partner with families and the community in order to support and nurture the social and educational development of all young children

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The Easter Seals Lance and Ellen Shaner Child Development Center (CDC) in State College, PA is committed to bringing high-quality, state-of-the-art inclusive early care and education to families in Centre County.  Easter Seals provides a nurturing environment in which typically developing children and children with varying needs learn and grow together. 

DSCN3355 (2).jpgAt Easter Seals CDC, experienced classroom staff foster the early education experience of all children in a loving environment with adult to child ratios that ensure every child receives individualized attention. The teachers at Easter Seals are a strong community of educators and life long learners who share a common love for what they do and are invested in providing exceptional care to the families they serve. Their skills are enhanced through their partnerships with families, affiliation with professional organizations, collaborative efforts and participation in trainings and courses focused on best practices in early care and education. Check out the current CDC Newsletter to learn more about what the center and classrooms are up to through out the month.

As a part of the Keystone STARS Quality Initiative Program we provide an enriching curriculum that evokes learning through play which is a child’s most natural means of interacting with their environment. Children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten age can enroll in one of our four integrated classrooms. At the CDC, children are afforded the opportunity to explore their spacious classrooms, participate in small and large group activities, expend their energy on the playground or while riding bikes and so much more.

Diversity is also a valued and celebrated element of our program. Children learn from peers in this rich environment and develop a strong sense of acceptance and understanding of differences. Children from a variety of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and with varying abilities attend Easter Seals Child Development Center.  As a non-profit organization, we strive to provide the highest-quality services at costs that are affordable to all families.

Easter Seals CDC also maintains a partnership with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10). The CIU #10 provides services including occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and vision services to children with developmental delays. Children who attend the CDC and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will receive their related services as a part of the school day. The CIU #10 follows a stretch calendar through the school year.

The Easter Seals Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Services include full or part time enrollment.

For more information, please feel free to contact us by phone at 814-238-4434. You may also contact the Director, Jessica Confer, at jconfer@eastersealswcpenna.org or Gretchen Confer at gconfer@eastersealswcpenna.org.

The Easter Seals Lance and Ellen Shaner Child Development Center is proud to be a partner agency with the Centre County United Way.

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