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Ronald McDonald House Charities gives to DCCDC

DCCDC receiving the $20,000 check

The Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center has received $20,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina to renovate the 30-year-old playground. It’s in desperate need of repair.

The center has been the only facility in the North Mecklenburg area that offers 5-star, full-time, affordable early education and child care with scholarship support for the children it serves.

“This money is so important to our facility and the care we give our children,” said Executive Director Anna Eaton Washington. “Not only will this money help us make much needed repairs…it will help us carry on our mission.”

The DCCDC was founded in 1969 in response to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 3 young children.  Their mother had no access to child care and left the children at home while she worked outside the home to support them.

In response to this tragedy, citizens set about to address the need for safe, affordable child care that would serve families of all income levels and backgrounds.  Since then, the DCCDC has been a galvanizing force, bringing together members of our community from all races and economic backgrounds.​

Children served range in age from 6 weeks to pre-K. About half of the center’s children receive scholarship support.