About PCDC

Our Mission

The mission of the Parent Child Development Corporation is to empower families to improve the quality of their lives through educational and self-help programs, family-support services, and advocacy activities in partnership with the community.

Our Vision

The vision of the Parent Child Development Corporation is to be a leader in comprehensive preschool programs, childcare services, and family support services in the Middle Peninsula. PCDC will provide direct services; coordinate regional and interagency service delivery systems for children and families; and advocate for programs and services which promote the welfare of all children and families in the community, state, and nation. PCDC will forge partnerships with communities and organizations to effectively and efficiently utilize both public and private human and financial resources.

Our Goals

To develop the potential of preschool children in order to enable them to succeed in public school and life.

To provide a safe and nurturing care environment for children of parents who are working or in training.

To educate and support parents and caretakers of young children in parenting and childcare skills in order to lessen, and eventually eliminate, actual or potential child abuse and neglect.

To provide on-site support and outreach services to support those in need.

To partner with the public and private communities to strengthen systems and services which support all families.

History and Background

The Parent Child Development Corporation (PCDC) is a 50l(c)(3), private, non-profit organization founded in 1971 by a group of local citizens committed to helping families improve their quality of life. They were concerned about the high degree of inter-generational illiteracy and social isolation of many children and families in the Middle Peninsula area. Their objective was to help break the cycle of poverty by providing a cadre of educational and self-help programs that strengthen the entire family. They believed, as we still do, that it takes the whole community working together to ensure that all children and families have the opportunity for a healthy and successful life.

The agency’s service area includes Charles City, King & Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent and Gloucester counties, in addition to the Town of West Point. Services include preschool education, family literacy, family-support workshops, child care, and community-awareness activities. The corporate office is located at 702 Main Street in West Point, VA. PCDC is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The PCDC Board of Directors is supported by advisory committees, the Head Start Policy Council and parent committees. The agency is funded by public and private grants, service fees, cash and in-kind contributions, and fund raising project

PCDC Facts

The Parent Child Development Corporation aims to strengthen the bonds among families within communities of the Middle Peninsula area through early childhood development and family support services.

Middle Peninsula Head Start 2007 – 2008 Annual Report Bridges Head Start 2008 – 2009 Annual Report Bridges Head Start Annual Report 2009-10 Bridges Head Start Annual Report 2011-2012