Family structure and the role of women within the family have changed significantly since Child Development Resources (CDR) was founded in 1980. Today, over one-half of the mothers who have preschool children are employed outside the home, and nearly an equal number are single parents. More and more parents choose to turn to professional, non-family members, to help care for their children while they are employed.
There is a real need, not just for child care, but for quality child care services. For decades, Child Development Resources has provided quality child care services in Ventura County that builds promising futures for children. Child care and development programs have a major impact in the child's first five years of life. Children who attend high quality early care programs do better in school, have better outcomes from education, earn more as adults, are less likely to be involved in criminal activities, and less dependant on public assistance.
CDR is here to provide your child with a secure and educational environment.
Our Child Care Programs are designed to help children develop their confide
Founded in 1980, Child Development Resources is a private, non-profit corporation. We receive County, State, and Federal government contracts that fund us to administer the Child Care Resource & Referral Program, Subsidized Child Care Services, and Head Start and Early Head Start and State Preschool Programs in Ventura County.
“Every child's growth and development will be fully supported to ensure a happy and successful adult life.”
CDR, Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Inc., provides a foundation to build promising futures for children. CDR collaborates with families and communities to deliver programs that enrich lives.
Our Guiding Principles and Core Values are truly the foundation of our success
Child Development Resources (CDR) enriches and strengthens the lives of children and their families in Ventura County through high quality children’s programs. CDR actively seeks to develop, secure and promote a variety of programs and resources to serve the needs of children, families and the community of Ventura County.
The team at CDR, under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Don Henniger, understands:
• Who we are and what we stand for
• How to make better choices everyday
• How to stay inspired and motivated
• How to get more of the right things accomplished
As a team we follow core values to guide us in our daily endeavor to serve the community.
CDR is a private nonprofit corporation 501(c)(3) providing early care and education and family support services to families living in Ventura County.
Early Head Start Program
The Early Head Start program promotes healthy family functioning, and
Our Challenge and Commitment
CDR strives to ensure that every child receives the quality child care he or she deserves. CDR believes that choosing quality child care is a shared responsibility and no one entity can claim success or bear failure in this