HISTORY OF THE FARMLAND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Farmland Child Development Center incorporated in July 1976 as a non-profit educational corporation functioning under By-laws and a volunteer Board of Directors.
At the time of incorporation, a pre-school program in the Farmland Elementary School was licensed for 16 children. In 1977 capacity was increased to 36, and in 1980 to 55. The program closed in June 1983.
In September 1982, a pre-school program at Seven Locks Elementary School was established which continued until June 1988.
In September 1987, a program for 20 four-year old children was opened at Cabin John Middle School. A year later in 1988 the program was expanded to include school-age children with a capacity of 50. This program continued until June 1990.
CDC at Beverly Farms Elementary School was licensed in September 1989 for pre-school and school-age children with a capacity of 22. The following year in 1990 it became a pre-school program only with a capacity of 20. This program ended in June 1998.
CDC at Wayside Elementary School was also licensed in September 1989 for both pre-school and school-age children with a capacity of 40. In 1996, the pre-school was discontinued and CDC became a before and after school program for school-age children with a capacity of 30. Wayside continues to have the before and after school program with a maximum capacity of 121.