What is the Child Development Center?
The Willamette Family Child Development Center (CDC) is licensed by the Child Care Division of the State of Oregon and is the only program of its kind in Lane County. Inclusive classrooms offer a nurturing environment and are designed to address the developmental and specific needs of children from 6 weeks through 6 years of age within their specific age group. The CDC is accessible for parents who are participating in Willamette Family services.
Child Development Center (CDC) Program Philosophy
The Willamette Family Child Development Center (CDC) is licensed by the Child Care Division of the State of Oregon and is the only program of its kind in Lane County. Inclusive classrooms offer a nurturing environment and are designed to address the developmental and specific needs of children from 6 weeks through 6 years of age within their specific age group.
The CDC is accessible for parents who are participating in Willamette Family services.
- Learning about the world through play, reflection, and exploration
- Using mindfulness, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Making choices and practicing individual decision-making
- Modeling positive ways to interact with peers and adults
- Respecting individual views, perspectives, and the rights of others
- Developing a positive self-esteem, self-concept, and self-worth
- Growing cognitively, physically, socially, creatively, and emotionally
- Validating that all emotions and feelings are accepted
- Focusing on social emotional development by acknowledging that our behavior and expression of emotions must be safe with ourselves, others, and the environment
We believe that these experiences will ultimately help children feel empowered while developing a positive sense of self. Learning to use our personal power appropriately is foundational in creating a better world that embraces kinder, confident, and receptive individuals.
Benefits of the Child's Development Center
- A focus on play and exploration ensures children thrive in their development and enter school ready to learn
- Parent involvement in their child’s educational and daily activities
- Daily activities that build strong attachments and bonding essential for strengthening families
- Experienced staff who meet or exceed annual education and training requirements
There are no sources that adequately provide fund- ing for the Child Development Center. Partial state funding, a few small grants, and donations provide support for some classes. Ongoing community contributions are greatly appreciated.
What can I expect?
- Licensed childcare by trained and experienced staff
- Parent-child activities
- Developmental screenings
- Parenting education
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Referrals to appropriate services
- Low teacher-to-child ratio
- Focus on family reunification and stabilization
- Support with immunizations and healthcare
- Extensive wrap-around services
How do I know if my family qualifies?
If you are participating in Willamette Family Treatment Services and your child is between the ages of 6 weeks through 6 years of age, you may qualify to access the Child Development Center.
How do I access Child Development Center?
Call or visit our Rapid Access Center (RAC) to complete an assessment.
8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday through Friday (541) 762-4300
195 W. 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401