Early Childhood Development Center

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)

The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) opened its doors in 1990. It has evolved into a trusted child care center because of it’s stability and commitment to the Pittsburgh community and their families.

ECDC, a Christian based program, offers a comprehensive educational structure that focuses on the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children from infancy to five years of age. To ensure that children are healthy and happy, the environment is safe, nurturing and stimulating.

The Staff at ECDC make learning fun so that it produces in the children a high retention of knowledge learned—making their transition to the next learning level, up through to kindergarten, a natural and positive experience. We serve all children without regard to race, culture, social or religious background.

The children at ECDC engage in a variety of daily enrichment activities including:

Arts & Crafts Building Blocks – Math Skills Exploration and Discovery
Gardening Activities Indoor/Outdoor Play Language Development
Library Time Meal Time Music & Movement
Nap/Quiet Time Story Time

ECDC is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and is a participant in the Keystone STARS continuous quality improvement program with a STAR 4 rating - the highest rating a facility can receive.

Operating hours are 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Infant Care (6 weeks - 12 months)
Young Toddler (13 - 25 months)
Older Toddler (26 - 35 months)
Pre-School (36 months - 5 years)
Extended Day (10+ hours)
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack)

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the ECDC Director at 412.441.1868.

2023 Calendar of Events


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Online Wait List Form

Program Forms
ECDC Enrollment Packet
Parent Handbook

Assistant Teacher
Lead Teacher

Volunteer Application

Contact Info
Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center
745 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 441-1852