ABOUT THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Welcome to The Child Development Program at Taft,
We are an early care and education center for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. With before and after school care for children 8 years old or up to second grade. The program is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 because of the need for quality are for children of the Taft Schools faculty and staff.
The center is located in a building within The Taft School parking lot, but is not owned, operated, or funded by Taft. The center is governed by a Board of Directors (made up of parents and interested community members) that meet monthly to discuss the centers general and financial status.
Accommodating a maximum of 32 children the center prides itself on offering a small homelike environment. The teacher to child ratio for our infants through toddlers is 1 to 3, while the preschool room has a ratio of 1 to 7.
Sara Calo Mormile
CDP @ Taft, Head of School
In 1990, The Taft School faculty encouraged staff to create a board of directors from the local community to foster a non-profit organization to fill a need for quality care for children. In 1991, the CDP at Taft opened the center.
Our philosophy is that each child is unique. Each endowed with their own gifts and talents. One of our ongoing goals at our learning center is to recognize those gifts and promote a positive environment in which those talents may be enhanced.