What is DHCDC?


We are a private, nonprofit child care center serving children from all backgrounds, incomes and abilities - a wonderful "melting pot" where everyone learns together, and from each other.


We were the first center on the Peninsula to be NAEYC accredited, placing us in the top 7% of child care in the country, and in our 2012 assessment we earned perfect scores in 8 out of 10 categories.

Each day, we nurture and educate nearly 200 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We're also unique in that we offer the Peninsula's only sliding-scale tuition rate, where families pay based on income and need.


We believe the early years of learning are the most important. Our aim is to nurture and to develop the "whole child." We feel each child is special and unique. We provide opportunities for the emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth of the children using a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

We provide a positive learning experience in a safe, caring and fun environment.

We are a "child centered" program where the child is given choices and is encouraged to think and do for himself/herself. Children learn best by "doing" and through play. Our children will be ready and able to succeed when they leave us. Learning is a journey, and it continues for a lifetime.


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