Inspiration behind DCC
Downtown Children’s Center (DCC) was established as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 1978, dedicated to serving the early childhood needs of parents that live and/or work in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Our school is a non-sectarian childcare center believed to be among the first in the nation to represent an alliance of businesses, childcare professionals and working parents in a unique cooperative effort to provide quality care near the workplace.
Our school has enjoyed much publicity locally, nationally & internationally for its innovative approach to the provision of childcare services.
Charles Gascon - President
Justin Struttman - Vice President
Patrick Peterson - Treasurer
Unitey Kull- Secretary
Jackie Ritchie - Past President
History of (DCC )
Downtown Children's Center
A quality curriculum with daily skill development activities and individualized attention that provides each child opportunities for success.
A state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located in downtown St. Louis with ample parking.
Small group sizes with separate classrooms for each age range / developmental level, as well as preparation for kindergarten readiness standards.
Caring teachers and staff with advanced early childhood credentials, who are committed fully to providing an outstanding academic education.
A nutritious program utilizing quality ingredients, age appropriate portions and fresh produce.
DCC is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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To provide excellent child care and effective, inspiring educational programs tailored to meet the needs of diverse children and their families in a nurturing and secure environment convenient to the workplace.