Our Programs

EHS Early Learning Centers

Programs that encourage children to be curious and creative as they learn about the world around them. 

If any organization knows how to collaborate for the greater good, it’s CDR — and the Early Learning Center  located at the Griffin-Yeates Center in York County.  The Early Learning Center offers high-quality child care for low-income families whose parents are working, in school, or in job training. There very young children play, grow, and learn in cheerful, stimulating classrooms of children, two highly qualified, caring teachers, and an aide.


CDR’s Early Learning Center offers high-quality child care for low-income families.


The programs encourage children to be curious and creative as they learn about the world around them.  CDR’s early learning centers operate at the highest level of quality in the field of early childhood and is a partner in the Virginia Quality initiative.


The Griffin-Yeates Center in York County. 


The teachers and teacher aides at the Early Learning Center have extensive experience in toddler development and are attentive to the needs of each infant and toddler.

First Steps also offers:

  • A relaxed, nurturing environment
  • Challenging activities that encourage learning, creativity, and exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate curricula
  • An outdoor playground
  • A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack daily
  • Opportunities for parent involvement

Griffin-Yeates Center in York County

Location: 1490 Government Road, Williamsburg, Virginia
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Follows York County Public School’s Emergency Closing Procedures

In 1990, York County teamed with CDR to open First Steps, a full-day, year-round child care center for young children from low-income families. This EHS center is also supported by the United Way. Children enrolled at the Griffin-Yeates Center must live in York County. This center is operated at no charge to the families.

The Griffin-Yeates Center also houses the York County Children and Family Services/Head Start offices and four Head Start classrooms. This proximity to other community resources in York County helps families whose children will be transitioning to Head Start.

Stay In Touch

Child Development Resources
150 Point O’Woods Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Mail Address: P.O. Box 280, Norge, VA 23127

Training Department/Center for Professional Development
210 Packets Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185
p: 757.378.3177

Early Learning Center

Griffin-Yeates Learning Center
1490 Government Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
p: 757.220.1168

Child Development Resources EIN 54-0791991

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.


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


p: 757.566.3300
f: 757.566.8977
e: info@cdr.org

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