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We value education.  It is our philosophy that young children represent a unique segment of society with special needs and behaviors.  Children’s relationships and experiences during their early years of life have a significant and crucial impact on their later growth and development.  We believe that the importance of these formative years must not be underestimated.  We are committed to the extreme importance of our role in your child’s total development.  The daily environment must provide your child with all of the components necessary for his/her emotional, social, physical, and cognitive well being.


  1. To continuously attend to the needs of each individual child by helping them feel safe, happy, and comfortable throughout the day.
  2. To develop in each child independence, confidence, and a feeling of self-worth as an individual and as a member of a group.
  3. To stimulate each child’s curiosity, sense of wonder, and motivation to learn about the world around them by establishing an age-appropriate, hands-on, and stimulating environment.
  4. To develop in children social responsibility by teaching goodwill towards others and respect for the environment.
  5. To give young children and their families a sense of Jewish identity and culture. To develop in children a love for music, art, and drama.
  6. To specifically develop in our children age-appropriate, cognitive, and physical skills in the following areas: language, listening, visual discrimination, large and small motor skills, writing, math, and science.

FOR more information contact

Jeanine Huntoon
Director of Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center
(402) 334-6415 |

Lisa Cooper
Assistant Director of Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center
(402) 334-6414 |

CDC Main Desk
(402) 334-6413  |