Our History & Accomplishmentscdrvad1ez2019-01-31T06:39:59-08:00
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 on 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 dependent on public assistance.
CDR has been recognized, both locally and nationwide, for its accomplishments in the area of quality Child Care and educational programs. The phenomenal growth of the agency over the past decade created exciting change for CDR. The organization tripled in size, made massive technological strides, honed auditing systems, expanded partnerships, launched our Early Head Start component and State preschool, and grew our presence in the community.
CDR operates through approximately 30 separate federal, state, and private programs. Broadened activities include leadership in Child Care advocacy and expanding partnerships with school districts, local government, and the private business sector.
CDR continues to make Child Care affordable by providing Child Care subsidies to thousands of children in the county through Head Start and State funded programs.
Over the last 38 years, CDR has dedicated its resources, in cooperation with parents and the community, to make for children a better present upon which they can build a fuller future by increasing access, affordability, and quality of early care and education programs.