Quick Facts


For Families

  • CDR began in 1965 as the Williamsburg Preschool for Special Children.
  • CDR now serves approximately 1,200 children and their families each year.
  • Developmental screenings and assessment are available at no cost to the family for any child birth to three in the Historic Triangle.
  • Early Head Start is a federally-funded program for families of children birth to three and expectant mothers. Enrolled families receive comprehensive services including health screenings, developmental screenings and monitoring, parenting guidance, and referrals to and assistance in accessing community resources.
  • First Steps Child Care & Development Centers provide high-quality, full-day, year-round child care for families whose parents are working, in school, or in job training. More than just a child-care center, the program provides comprehensive health, development, nutrition, and parent support services.
  • Infant & Parent Program includes physical, occupational, speech therapies, and special education provided during home visits and playgroup to children diagnosed with disabilities and developmental delay.

For Professionals

  • CDR’s Center for Professional Development provides workshops, seminars, and consolations to child developmental professionals on a fee-for-service basis.
  • Virginia’s Infant & Toddler Specialist Network focuses on improving the quality of early child care in Virginia and is a program of CDR.
  • CDR’s current work in training technical assistance includes fatherhood programs, rating child care centers, early literacy training and supplies, and working in conjunction with early childhood efforts in Virginia and beyond.

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.