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Duffield Children’s Center

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Our children are at risk of losing their school. In an effort to balance his budget, the Mayor has proposed closing 16 daycare centers —but Duffield Children’s Center is more than daycare and it should not appear on his list.

  • Duffield is an educational and developmental center, providing free or sliding-scale educationally rich programs.
  • Unlike many other centers on the Mayor’s list, we have a waiting list — we are fully enrolled with 147 children.
  • Though our nationally recognized Creative Curriculum, 65% of our children have achieved literacy mastery after just one year of school.
  • We also offer federally-funded Head Start and privately-funded After School programs. About $500,000 in Head Start funds would be returned to the Federal government should Duffield close.


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