Miami Valley Child Development Centers (MVCDC) is a private, non-profit grantee that directly administers its programs. It serves Montgomery County, which includes the city of Dayton, and two other counties that abut Montgomery County. In FY 94, it offered child care to 1,887 children, of whom 1,279 were funded by Head Start and 608 by the State of Ohio. About half of the children were black (54 percent); the other half were white (45 percent). All were native English speakers.
MVCDC currently receives funding under two special Head Start demonstration programs, one under the Family Service Center program to enhance social services and the other under an initiative jointly sponsored by the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to enhance child care services in public housing projects. Both of these grants help support the grantee's program of full-day services.