TPCDC employs a well-qualified and highly dedicated staff. All staff are certified by Maryland s Child Care Licensing Division and participate in regular professional training. TPCDC prides itself on attracting superior staff and retaining them for many years. The Takoma Park Child Development Center ( TPCDC ) is a private, nonprofit early childhood program serving children ages eighteen months to twelve years. The Center is located in the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church ( TPPC ), in Takoma Park's historic district. TPCDC was founded in 1981 as a mission of TPPC. In 1997, TPCDC became an independently operated 501 ( c ) program. Center church maintain a positive and supportive relationship. When TPCDC was first founded, it served just a few children, many of whom were affiliated with TPPC. Over the years, as the community's needs and demographics changed, so did our Center. The organization grew in size, and new programs, such as the Toddler Program and the School-Age Program, were created. In addition, TPCDC adopted flexible enrollment options to meet the varying child care needs of families. Today, TPCDC serves more than ninety families, and is a well-established and respected part of the Takoma Park community.