Phone 814-670-0838

Submissions are now closed until next year. To share the post to gain votes, please click the buttons below.


1. Submissions will be accepted from September 5th until September 16th (Submissions will be accepted until September 17th for Crawford and Venango families)

2. Please read the rules below before submitting an image.

  • The image must feature a child enrolled at CDC in a Preschool to School-Age program.
  • If using a first-day board, please avoid including personal information.
  • Please limit your entry to one per child. 
  • Please name each photo with your child's full name followed by the number 1,2, or 3. Each image must have a different name. For example:
         The contest photo would be "JaneBrown1"
         A before image would be "JaneBrown2"
         Your after photo would be "JaneBrown3"

3. To enter, fill out the form below on this page. Submissions will no longer be accepted through Facebook.

4. All photos will be posted on our Facebook page for voting from September 19th until September 30th at 4 PMThe photo with the most LIKES on their image will be the winner. There will be one winner from each county.

5. After sending your image, make sure you are following CDC on Facebook and don't forget to share this contest with your friends and family! Feel free to use #CDCDayOne or #FirstDayCDC when you go to share a post about this photo contest.

6. You must be 18 years or older to participate.


This year, one winner from each county will receive:

  • A $25 Walmart gift card
  • A CDC prize pack for the winning child. (This includes: a branded coloring book with crayons, bubbles, sunglasses, a slinky, and more!)
  • The winning image will be featured on CDC's social media
  • The winning image will also be used to help promote next year's Back-to-School Contest and events

2335 West 38th Street
Suite 1
Erie, PA 16506
Phone 814-670-0838

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