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Our Mission
The primary mission of TPCDC is to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment where a positive sense of self, feelings of trust and security, and a love for learning and respect for others will develop. The Center is also dedicated to promoting a harmonious, diverse community, and to supporting families by providing consistent, convenient, affordable and high quality child care.

Our Programs
Takoma Park Child Development Center (TPCDC) is an independently operated, non-profit organization which operates three programs for children along with one Summer School Age Program. For more information please visit our programs page.

Our Staff
TPCDC employs a well-qualified and highly dedicated staff. All staff are certified by Maryland's Child Care Licensing Division and participate in regular professional training. TPCDC prides itself on attracting superior staff and retaining them for many years.

Goals for Our Children
Our children will develop a positive sense of self.
Our children will develop respect for others and for differences among people.
Our children will learn to be cooperative and positive members of the community.
Our children will develop a love for learning.
Our children will develop basic skills which will prepare them for school and life.

Our History
The Takoma Park Child Development Center (TPCDC) is a private, nonprofit early childhood program serving children ages eighteen months to twelve years. The Center is located in the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church (TPPC), in Takoma Park's historic district. TPCDC was founded in 1981 as a mission of TPPC. In 1997, TPCDC became an independently operated 501(c)3 nonprofit program. The Center and church maintain a positive and supportive relationship. When TPCDC was first founded, it served just a few children, many of whom were affiliated with TPPC. Over the years, as the community's needs and demographics changed, so did our Center. The organization grew in size, and new programs, such as the Toddler Program and the School-Age Program, were created. In addition, TPCDC adopted flexible enrollment options to meet the varying child care needs of families. Today, TPCDC serves more than ninety families, and is a well-established and respected part of the Takoma Park community.

Takoma Park Child Development Center
310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-270-6824

License #34391