Our Mission

KDCCC’s mission is to provide income eligible families with children ages 0-5 years, free, part-time, educationally rich child care, parent education, and support.
We have a vision to empower families by providing high quality child care and foster a learning community supporting success through the following:

Our Vision

  • Building Relationships
  • Support During Critical Moments
  • Nurturing Growth and Development
  • Demonstrating Positive, Healthy Adult/Child Interactions
  • Aiding Families’ Ability to Thrive

A Safe Place For Children

The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC) was established to provide free, short-term child care for low-income families with children from six weeks through the age of five. The objectives of our service are to enable parents with young children to more rapidly negotiate the maze of appointments and services often required to obtain employment, permanent housing, register for school or attend classes and eventual self-sufficiency. We also give parents a “healthy“ break from the demands of parenting. We have created a warm, safe, and supportive environment for children and their parents.
KDCCC is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. Parents may stop down and register anytime during these hours. Space is limited to 20 children per day but once parents register their children, they may reserve spots up to 2 weeks in advance. Please see our Parent Handbook for more information about registering a child
Kids Enjoying KDCCC
Kids Painting at KDCCC

Supporting Young Families For Over 25 Years

The Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC), established in 1990, provides free, part-time child care for low-income families with children ages six weeks through five years old.
KDCCC was opened as a mission project of the First Congregational Church, UCC (FCC). When first opened, KDCCC was only open Monday through Wednesday and could house 14 children at a time. Now, we are able to care for 20 children at a time Monday through Friday. While we are housed in a church, we do not provide religious instruction.

September 5, 2016

KDCCC was recognized by Mayor Bobby Hopewell during the City Commission meeting for providing 25 years of free, high quality child care for families in the community.