Community Children’s Center, Inc. (CCC) has over 50 years experience in delivering high-quality early education to children experiencing poverty and trauma in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas.
Our mission is to bring about a greater degree of social-emotional competence and school readiness for young children and their families experiencing economic, educational and social challenges.
CCC was founded in 1965 through the work of Plymouth Congregational Church’s Social Action Committee to provide child care services to low-income families. In 1966, CCC received federal funding to operate one of the first Head Start programs in the country. That program has been housed at Plymouth Church since that time and now serves 60 preschool-aged children. Its high quality earned a visit from President Barack Obama in 2015.