As 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before kindergarten, our progressive curriculum and nurturing support are designed to equip our young learners with vital life skills and a strong educational foundation. This sets them up for lifelong success at an early age so that their childhood dreams can transition into academic and career achievements.  

At Child Development Centers, Inc., we remain committed to removing barriers between children and impactful growth and learning experiences. Your gifts to CDC's 2023 Annual Appeal will support the program of your choice: the Children's Foundation of CDC (an endowment that will cover future child care, education, construction, equipment or other costs), current equipment/facilities upgrades, and/or the CDC food program (which is facing significantly increased costs).


Every gift of $26 or more qualifies you for our Annual Appeal prize drawing! Employees who donate this amount or more will be eligible to win one of our 26-tiered prizes. If you give $130 or more, you're eligible for all 3 tiers of prizes. If you give $78 or more, you're eligible for tiers 2 and 3 prizes. If you give $26 or more, you're eligible for tier 3 prizes only.

To qualify for our Annual Appeal prize drawing, you must return your completed gift form to your Center Director by Friday, December 15.

As always, we’re staging a friendly competition among our centers, with one winner in Erie County and another in Venango or Crawford County. The centers with the highest level of participation (at least 50 percent) will win a center-wide prize! 


With our convenient option for payroll deduction, giving to our Annual Appeal is easy! Just fill out the accompanying form to sign up for a biweekly deduction of $1, $3, $5, or more. We’ll withhold your pledge every pay period, and each contribution will add up to a generous gift to help CDC make a difference for the children and families that we serve. If you prefer to make a cash donation or to give by check, you are welcome to do so! Be sure to include the corresponding donation form below with your gift! You can also give online with a debit or credit card by clicking here.  

Another giving option: a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one, co-worker or other person (a great way to pay tribute to someone while also supporting CDC).

Please contact Chris Porter at 814-225-8648 or with any questions!