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To enrich the lives
of children and

We prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond
and provide families with tools for overall success.

Who We Are

Our Vision

Our Mission

“To enrich the lives of children and Families”

Our Vision

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The Child Development Council of Franklin County (CDCFC) is the premier provider of comprehensive educational opportunities for children and families. Focusing on reducing the effects of generational poverty, CDCFC serves as an advocate for low-income families by elevating the experiences and voices of the most vulnerable. In celebration of cultural and linguistic differences, CDCFC prepares and equips children and families to be successful in learning and life. 

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CDCFC is currently enrolling infants, toddlers and preschoolers


CDCFC Head Start has helped me, my two Head Start children, and my family personally with food resources and education.

- Latasha Canty

CDCFC helped my family with connecting to resources in the community and provided support through home visits as well. As a member of the Parent Policy Council, I have found it to be true that CDCFC enriches the lives of children and families through forward-thinking policies and decisions. I am so grateful to be a part of the CDCFC family and look forward to seeing the impact they have on the greater Columbus, Ohio community!

- Candice Holt

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Centers & Partnerships

View our child care partners below. Click on each place to learn more about the many centers.

  • A Child's Place
  • All in a Day Child Care Center
  • Amazing Kidz Learning Academy
  • Chosen Kids Learning Center II
  • Columbus Early Learning Center
  • Creative Child Care



In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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