Montclair Child Development Center 50th Anniversary Celebrate! #MCDC50

Montclair Child Development Center (MCDC) will hold its first fundraiser celebrating 50 years of embracing every child, empowering their family, and strengthening our communities. The event will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Pleasantdale Chateau. Festivities will begin at 6:30 pm.

MCDC is exceptionally proud of its rich and enduring history, which began in 1969 with an enrollment of 75 low-income Montclair head start preschool-aged children. Today, MCDC serves 490 children annually from birth-to-five years old, from Montclair and its neighboring communities, which include Belleville, Bloomfield, Orange, and West Orange.

MCDC’s Board Chair, Ronald Murphy said, “We invite the community to join MCDC in recognizing its 50th year milestone and to celebrate its past and present by thanking the dedicated women and men who make up the beauty that is MCDC.”

During its five decades, MCDC has remained dedicated in uplifting and enriching our most vulnerable youth. Since its inception MCDC has graduated over 10,000 youth, some of who are educators, business owners, doctors, lawyers, dentists, clergy, and professionals. They are superb examples of how a child’s life is enriched when they have a head start in life.

Executive Director, Tanya L. Poteat, has been leading the organization for eight years, said, “I have been privileged to engage and grow with thousands of children and their families served by MCDC. I am equally privileged to share this love for children and families with an incredible, selfless dedicated team who earn little and still give much.”

Celebrate! MCDC’s goal is to raise the necessary funds to continue its legacy. All funds raised will support the technology and infrastructure needs of the organization and its summer youth enrichment programs.

For sponsorships, tickets, or ads in the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal, please visit and click on Celebrate! MCDC50. Or mail your tax-deductible contribution to Montclair Child Development Center, ATTN: Celebrate! MCDC50, 33 Fulton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

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