changing the lives of babies, young children & their families

CDR provides screenings, programs and support services to help parents make a real difference in their child’s life.

CDR CLOSING: CDR offices and First Steps Child Care and Development Centers are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, however CDR staff are working remotely. If you have a question for our staff or concerns about your baby or toddler, please email

What is Child Development Resources?

Established in 1965, Child Development Resources (CDR) provides early intervention services for children aged 0-3 and their families throughout the Historic Triangle, including Williamsburg, James City County, York County and Poquoson. CDR is a comprehensive resource for parents, teachers and physicians—in fact, for anyone who has a question about an infant or toddler. We serve children and families, and through our training programs, we teach others how to do the same.

“At CDR, we were given the tools, training and most importantly the encouragement that we needed to help our son.”

-Vasu Unnam

“I was really amazed at how quickly everything happened, CDR was so prompt. Before we knew it we had an assessment and then CDR walked us through the whole process and explained everything we needed to know.”

-Julie Waskey

“The services helped us those first few months. We learned how to hold a baby, feed and bundle her. It gave us a heads up on what was to come. It’s all about learning how to be there for my daughter, to help her learn and grow.”

-Emmanuel Eclou

“I feel extremely proud and blessed to play a role in these children’s lives. Thanks to CDR, I can say that I make a difference in this world.”

-Priscila Araujo
CDR Staff

Questions or concerns about your child? Call CDR’s TOTS line at 757-566-TOTS.

¿Tiene preguntas acerca de su bebé o niño? llame al 757-566-3300.