Programs & Services
Child Development Center
Page last updated:
May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023
Program Lead(s)
Lonna Swanson

Muckleshoot Child Development Center

2326 Riverwalk Drive SE

Auburn, WA 98092


Program Overview

We have respect for all children. We believe that all children learn at their own pace, are valued for being an individual as well as part of a larger group (community). We believe each child has three influences in their learning development: The child, parents/guardians and the educators/caregivers. Muckleshoot Child Development Center will provide a rich environment that supports individual and group development for each child enrolled in the program. The physical environment also plays a huge role in a child’s development. The physical environment at Muckleshoot Child Development Center will be well organized, welcoming to the child/family. Muckleshoot Child Development Center uses creative curriculum.

Services Provided

Childcare for children 6 weeks to twelve years.  Child Development for children birth to five.

Eligibility for Services

Outlook for 2023

  • Continued enrollment as enrollment space becomes available
  • Continued collaboration with B-3, Childcare Development Fund (CCDF) program, Muckleshoot Early Learning Academy (MELA) and Special Services
  • Quarterly all staff training
  • Continued enrollment of Instructional Assistants in Green River ECE Certification program
  • Explore Early Achievers for Muckleshoot Child Care Center (MCDC)

Highlights of 2022

  • Served 146 children
  • 45 Staff – 16 Muckleshoot Tribal Members
  • Muckleshoot Child Development Center (MCDC) Building opened back up to parents/guardians July 2022
  • Field trips
  • Preschool classrooms sang and danced at the Annual Elders Luncheon at the Muckleshoot Events Center
  • QCIT- The Muckleshoot Early Learning Academy (MCDC) Coordinator is now a certified Quality of Care for Infants and Toddlers observer.
  • CLASS- Early Childhood Education Coordinator is now certified a Classroom Assessment and Scoring observer.
  • CIRCLE Training-overview of early language and literacy development in young children, including Ready for Kindergarten training for all ECE instructional staff
  • All school age students have transitioned back to Muckleshoot Child Development Center (MCDC) Campus.
  • 2 Staff completed 4 year degrees 1 Classroom Instructional Assistant completed Early Childhood Education Certificate Program at Green River Community College
  • Quarterly all-staff training
  • Hired 3rd Cook for kitchen
  • 2 staff participated in Conscious Discipline Training

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