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Early Childhood
Community Center

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Community Children's Center is extraordinarily proud to bring the Early Childhood Community Center to Douglas County in 2024. This facility will be welcoming to the community as a whole, as well as housing up to seven rooms of high-quality, trauma-informed early childhood care focusing on infants 0-18 months.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allowed Community Children's Center to purchase the building at 346 Maine Street. Within the next twelve months, the building will undergo dramatic change. While the existing medical offices on the west side of the building will remain, CCC will convert the east side entirely into two separate spaces - a community center with an indoor play area and Family Resource Center, and a 24/7 child care facility which works with families and businesses to provide necessary care for up to 130 kids in our community.

 

The Early Childhood Community Center will be a fantastic new chapter in the history of the historic Medical Arts Building, which has always been a home to pediatric medicine and will now care for children in a whole new way!
 

Inspiration

The Inspiration

A trauma-informed, family-centered, multigenerational Early Childhood Care and Education Mixed-Delivery System where community services and supports wrap around the entire family to meet their needs.

Updates

ECCC Updates

The Model

  • A Family Resource Center that wraps around the entire family to make sure basic needs are met 

  • An Early Childhood Professional Support Network to recruit, support and retain early childhood professionals 

  • Child Care and Education to increase the number of accessible, affordable and available high-quality child care and education slots in Douglas County
     

  • A Family Friendly Workplace initiative to promote and support Family Friendly Workplace policies and practices in all employment sectors

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