Your Child's Needs

CDC works with children with special needs and teaches parents how to understand and cope with their children’s unique requirements.

The special needs of CDC children may include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental, Language & Speech Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Orthopedic problem
  • Hyperactivity
  • Premature birth
  • Prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol
  • Early medical conditions
  • Eating and sleeping disorders
  • Problems interacting with their peers

What if my child does not have special needs?

Although approximately 75% of our children do not have special needs, we have found that fully inclusive classrooms, with a mixture of children with and without special needs, benefit all children in the program. The learning for children without special needs is enhanced because of the low teacher-child ratio, and they learn that good friends may be found in a variety of sizes, shapes, and situations. They also learn lessons of kindness, empathy, and sensitivity that will serve them well their whole lives.