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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth

Mission: To create a stimulating and nurturing environment where children with special and typical needs can grow and learn together in acceptance of one another.

Results: The Board, Staff and Parent Association are working together, along with the Natural Learning Institute at NC State University, to rebuild the toddler and preschool playgrounds. The playgrounds will be centered around nature and will offer special needs children a better outdoor learning experience.

Target demographics: Children with and without disabilities from ages 2--5 years.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Families who have children with disabilities. We are their only resource for an inclusive setting.

Geographic areas served: Wake County, NC; particularly western Wake County.

Programs: A mainstreamed developmental day care center for children with and without special needs.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Fmly S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son attends Whiteplains, and words can't express our thanks to the staff, teachers, volunteers, and everyone involved in helping him blossom everyday. Going to school is his favorite activity, and he comes home singing the names of his class teachers with a big smile.

The board, teachers, staff and every one has an integrated mission, and speaks a lot about the collective leadership. We wish that the school continues to get all the resources they need to serve their mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My little guy currently attends White Plains. He is developmentally delayed with a severe speech delay among other motor delays. As a former elementary teacher, I understand the strains his teachers face day in, day out. They have gone above and beyond their job requirement.
I simply adore this staff. Every single adult that works there knows my son's name, they love on him in place of me during the school day, they support him when needed but let him take chances to grow as well. Within weeks of school starting, my severely speech delayed little boy is talking up a storm like a parrot! To hear his sweet voice imitate what I say brings tears to my eyes. He truly has come out of his shell and his life is enriched by his teachers. To say I support White Plains is an understatement.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we found White Plains, our daughter was in crisis in her current school. We were desperate to find a place that would not only accept her for who she was, but also encourage her strengths. The staff at White Plains has done that and more! We have delighted in watching her go from an angry and frustrated child to a happy and blossoming little girl. Thank you WPCC!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has attended White Plains Childrens' Center since he was a 1 year old. He is now four and a half. Having my son at White Plains has been a great experience for many reasons. The staff is caring and interact with all the students at the center, not just the ones in their classroom . My son has learned many skills to prepare him for kindergarten and beyond. There are children of differing abilities at the center and every child is given support to help them become more independent. I am in education and in the past have had the opportunity to visit many daycares and preschools in Wake County. White Plains is unique in its ability to care for and nuture all children.

Client Served

Rating: 4

White Plains Children's Center has provided my son with a nurturing environment where he can get personalized attention, and not get lost in the mix like at some preschools. We visited quite a few places before finding WPCC, and we were very happy to find an environment where our physically delayed son could enjoy a safe day of school, while getting the therapies he needs. We have been very happy with the center, and really like the inclusive setting so that all the children are made to feel special!

Susan83

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been a student at White Plains Children's Center for 3 1/2 years. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and the staff, therapists, and teachers at White Plains have helped me find solutions to help him communicate, interact socially with his peers, and advance academically. He has good friends at the school who are typically developing children, and they model for him the kinds of communicative behaviors we want him to develop. He will start in a mainstreamed kindergarten classroom in the fall, something I never thought would be possible when he was first diagnosed. White Plains has been a godsend for our family. It's an affordable childcare option, and the curriculum is outstanding for both typically developing children and developmentally delayed children. We will send our daughter, a typically developing child, there when she is old enough to attend. As an educator myself, I cannot recommend this school highly enough.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board of Directors for White Plains Children's Center for just over a year and am honored to be a part of this organization. I have witnessed dedication and caring beyond imagination from both board members and staff. This is my first experience with serving on a board, and it has been a great one!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the WPCC Board over the last 10 years. I have observed first hand the dedication of the staff to the children and families and their commitment to helping children reach their full potential. Our teachers are excellent and have education in child development and early childhood education.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been attending White Plains since 2009 and loves going to school. The entire staff knows him as they do all of the students. He is enrolled as a "typically developing" child but he did have speech issues and was not talking at two years old. He has made great strides with his speech and to hear him today you would never know he had a problem. There are so many opportunities for children to learn, grow, socialize and play at White Plains. My child will be more than prepared for kindergarten as a result of the hard work and dedication of the staff. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity for my child to attend White Plains.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son started attending WPCC last summer and it has really turned into more of a 2nd family for him then just a school. Everyone knows and cares about him and he knows and cares about all of the kids, teachers, and staff too! Every day he just loves going to school and seeing his friends and teachers. As a parent, I love knowing that he is so happy during the day while I have to work. It really makes working so much easier. I feel like WPCC is a great place for him to grow socially, emotionally, and educationally. My son takes pride in the art he brings home, sings us songs from his class, and loves to share his ideas about what they learned in school with us. We are so happy to have found such a great place for our son!