Our Services

Waterford offers State Preschool and Head Start for children ages 3 to 5. The children and families of the Waterford Child Development Program receive the highest quality and safe educational and other support services.


  • Individualized Learning

  • Quality Child/Staff Ratios

  • Structured Routines and Schedules

  • Develop School Readiness Skills

  • Culturally Diverse Activities

  • Fostering of Each Child’s Independence


  • Serves Children with Disabilities, Including Severe Disabilities

  • Screenings and Ongoing Assessments

  • Individualized Activities

  • Individual Education Plans

  • Coordination with School Districts

  • Parent Advocacy and Training

Health & Safety

  • Medical and Dental Case Management

  • Staff Certified in First Aid & CPR

  • Clean and Safe Environments

Family Support Services

  • Promotion of Cultural Diversity

  • Promotion of Self Sufficiency through Partnership Agreements

  • Assistance with Accessing Community Resources and Services

  • Transportation may be Available for Children Meeting Eligibility Criteria of Agency or School District

  • Opportunities for Parent Engagement Activities

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Central California Child Development Services, Inc. (CCCDS) participates in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Food Program (CCFP), which helps us provide free meals to all children in the program. CCCDS follows “The Head Start Nutrition and Wellness Policy” for meals, snacks, and in all food- related activities and celebrations. This policy is recommended by the CCFP to ensure all food is nutritious and follows the required guidelines of said program.

The food provided is USDA approved and prepared by qualified well trained staff. Children are served nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Our menus are developed by registered dieticians.

Children with any food allergies or nutritional special needs can receive a proper food substitution. In such case parents must complete the required documentation.

Meals are served “family style”, and at least one staff person eats and talks with children at mealtime. Mealtimes become learning experiences as children:

  • Try new foods.

  • Discuss where different foods come from.

  • Talk about nutritional values of foods, and making healthy choices.

  • Enjoy tasty foods.

  • Develops skills by serving their own food and pouring their own milk.

  • Practice good table manners.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.