Who We Are
The Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) is a preschool for children with and without disabilities. Our unique inclusive program ensures equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability, to ensure they receive the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.
At CDD, we support the needs of all children in our program. Working with therapists and behaviorists, our highly qualified preschool teachers use a variety of support strategies to meet the needs of each student. Our low student- teacher ratio allows all of our students to benefit from more individualized attention in an engaging and supportive learning environment. Through curriculum and play, our students learn the academic and the social skills necessary for a successful transition to kindergarten.
All students are assessed with various appropriate tools to develop learning goals and to measure achievement outcomes. With your support we can enhance your child’s early education experience in our program and maximize their potential at school, in your home and in the community.
CDD participates in Keystone STARS as a STARS 4 early learning program. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.
The Keystone STARS Performance Standards has four levels of quality (starting with STARS 1 and moving up to STARS 4). Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.