MARILYN THOMAS, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. operates full- day programs for 398 Head Start-eligible 3- to 5-year-olds and 64 infants and toddlers. The majority of the 3- to 5-year-old children (347) are enrolled in a part-year Head Start program, which has been in existence since the mid-1980s. The remainder of the preschool age children (51) and 42 infants and toddlers participate in a full-day program begun under a joint grant from the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop child care options within two housing projects. The additional 22 infants and toddlers are served in a church that also houses Head Start classrooms. Wraparound funding is provided by the state's "publicly funded child care." When the HUD/HHS grant expires in September 1994, additional funding may be provided by the Family Service Center demonstration grant, as the costs of running such a program are greater than the income from public accounts.
- Auspices: Private non-profit
- Area served: Urban
- Head Start funded enrollment: 1,887
- Head Start full-day enrollment: 398
- Full-day care providers: Grantee agency
- Non-Head Start funding sources: State publicly funded child care (SSBG, CCDBG, At-risk child care), State Head Start and HUD grant