The Mission of TCDC is to provide quality, affordable early care and education to children within our economically and ethnically diverse community. We strive to provide stability and support to the children in our care and to their families, so that together we can truly impact future generations.
TCDC seeks to accomplish its goals:
Our desire is be an important link in a communal group of organizations, working to establish strong roots for children and a feeling of community for their families by offering the best quality and most affordable care possible. We envision a world where young children are given priority by the adult community around them and where families of all economic circumstances have equal access to quality early care and education for their young children. The hundreds of parents who are on waiting lists for subsidized child care find safe, educational, high quality care for their children. Society and individuals alike affirm the importance of a strong early foundation and of quality interactions between young children and the adults in their lives. We also envision a world where child care teachers and staff are given respect, education, and compensation that are commensurate with the importance of their work.
Trinity Child Development Center purposefully focuses on the developmental levels and needs of young children. We recognize the essential connection between social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, creative and spiritual development as parts of each individual. We honor and celebrate diversity and uniqueness of each individual, and plan for differences in abilities, interests, learning styles and experience.
THE WHOLE CHILD
RESPECT FOR THE WORLD
These values permeate what we do every day and reflect who we are.
Trinity CDC has always been more than just a child development center; it is a community of people from many generations devoted to learning and growing together. We value our history. In the mid 1960s the school was started by a Presbyterian church. In addition to the children’s instruction, the founders felt physical, spiritual, and social-emotional development was instrumental to the holistic growth of a child. In 2001, when the Presbyterian church could no longer support the center, the leaders decided it should become a stand-alone non-profit center. In 2015, the leadership worked to develop a statement of values to replace the original religious statement. They felt it was important to continue the legacy and state what is important to Trinity CDC.
CHANGES OVER THE YEARS
Trinity Child Development Center (TCDC), an independent and incorporated 501(c)(3) organization, originally opened in 1964 as a morning preschool program during the school year. As the needs of families in northeast Austin have changed, TCDC has evolved to caring for children full-time and year-round. The center serves a diverse group of children in terms of ethnic background and socioeconomic level. TCDC is in the same location but the building has a new owner, the Austin Mennonite Church. TCDC has an excellent location next to the Windsor Park Branch Library and near two elementary schools. Our grassy courtyard has large trees and two separate and beautiful age-specific playgrounds.
TCDC is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. In 1995, TCDC became a designated vendor with Texas Workforce Child Care Solutions, and has held its highest rating since 1997. In 2001, TCDC became an NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited institution. We admit without discrimination in favor of or against any child on the basis of race, national origin, religion or challenging conditions
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