How We Serve Children and Families

In-Home Visits

OCD’s Family Foundations Early Head Start program provides intensive home visiting services to 310 families, and expectant families, with children ages 0-3 years. The program promotes development of healthy parent-child relationships, infant mental health, family and community engagement, and school readiness skills.

Racial Identity & Awareness

The P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Racial Identity in Early Education) Program promotes a community-wide approach to helping young Black children embrace their skin color. P.R.I.D.E. provides racial awareness training, builds parental knowledge and skills through Parent Village, and hosts art festivals for nearly 1,000 families and children each summer.

Community Programs

The Community Programs team provides a diverse array of services, which includes training and technical support for Family Support Centers, supporting the social and emotional needs of children in the classroom through Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, and offering professional development and on-site consultation for the Keystone STARS Technical Assistance program.

Early Childhood Consultation & Support

Early Childhood Partnerships is a University-Community service and research collaborative dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families, especially those at developmental risk and/or with disabilities (birth to 8 years), and to enhancing the practices of the professionals who support them.

Evaluation and Research

The Evaluation & Research Team is a multidisciplinary group that applies research to the real world, with extensive experience working with nonprofits to improve the lives of children and families. With their unique approach, they bridge the gap between research & practice.