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WOODBURY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
A United Way Agency

WCDC is contributing a variety of resources to improve the quality of child care in Gloucester County. After more than 40 years in the community, its continuing presence establishes its value to children and their families. WCDC will extend and enhance its levels of service and offerings for children and the public well into the 21st century.

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W D C C Our Mission
Woodbury Child Development Center is an educational day care program. Our purpose is to provide a developmentally appropriate learning experience for children aged infant to 12 years. We foster and encourage involvement with parents and the community. We are committed to a program which nurtures the child, socially, emotionally and intellectually. This committment is an expression of the Center’s values which are rooted in our history, define our present and direct our future.

We care about America’s children

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W D C C Our History
The Woodbury Child Development Center, a nonprofit organization, has served children, their parents, and the community for over 40 years. Since the 1960s, the WCDC has provided exceptional early education and quality child care for families in the Gloucester County area. The WCDC's vision is to offer a safe, affordable, and educational environment for children from lowincome families. The Center was started in the late 1960s by a group of women in the community who saw a need to bring quality childcare and a safe, friendly place for learning to local children. The purpose of the WCDC is to: 0 Enrich the education of children of working parents 0 Improve the economic contributions of the community by increasing income 0 Promote communication and build community involvement A staff of approximately 30 trained part time and full time employees work with the children, who range in age from three months to twelve years. The following programs are available: infant (3 months – 18 months); preschool (18 months four years); pre-kindergarten (4 years – 5 years); before and after school (5 years – 12 years); and summer camp (5 years – 12 years). Fees are paid on a sliding scale basis, dependent upon what parents can afford and guidelines set by the State of New Jersey. The Center accepts children whose parents are employed full time or are full time students.

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In 1996, the Woodbury Child Development Center moved to its current location on Carpenter Street. Prior to the move, the WCDC was committed to complete renovation of the old school building. The building, which had been the site for Woodbury's Carpenter Street School until the 1960s, was in a drastic state of disrepair. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), a committee that awards grants for nonprofit organizations with funding from the casinos in Atlantic City, provided assistance for the project and helped the WCDC realize its dream of expansion and restoration. Renovations included new windows throughout the building, the creation of a basement nursery, and lots of cheerful paint. Local students painted bright murals on the walls of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters. The WCDC's newfound location is home to a variety of projects and supports an environment for children and adult interaction. The "community center" atmosphere invites and encourages families to enjoy activities together while meeting new friends.

Our Programs
As a provider of activities and programs for both children and adults, the WCDC brings value and education to the community. 0 Homework assistance for school age children 0 Arts and crafts projects for children 0 Computer lab and weekly classroom computer instruction for children 0 Summer day camp 0 Creative teaching and field trips 0 Nutritious meals and snacks served to children 0 Before and after school activities 0 Transportation for school age children 0 The "Sponsor a Child" project offers tuition assistance for daycare or summer camp involvement

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Volunteers Needed
The WCDC is always looking for fresh faces and talented individuals that are interested in bringing their own experiences and desire to make a difference to the classroom. Among the types of volunteers needed are:

Individuals who can assist instructors and teachers in the classroom. By working with the children, individual volunteers offer one-on-one attention while providing the opportunity to contribute to the community. Organizations with members involved in community service. Companies and civic organizations with volunteer groups find that their employees and members build character and extend their corporate and civic respect while contributing their time. Retired individuals with an interest in becoming foster grandparents. Such community members find the relationships they make with the children to be personally rewarding and fulfilling.

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Board of Directors
Cynthia Frazier Joan Clark Wilma Wallace Susan Purvin Paul Crosby Kathleen O'Connor Kathleen Santamore Jacqueline Caban Majarie McIntyre Wayne Swanson

WOODBURY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
A United Way Agency
36 Carpenter Street Woodbury, New Jersey 08096 856-845-2243 856-845-4579 Fax woodbuykids.com

County and State Funding and Volunteer Organizations
United Way of Gloucester County Kiwanis Club of Greater Woodbury Kemble Christian Church Valero Refinery Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foster Grandparent Program of Camden Woodbury High School