About Us

The White Plains Children’s Center is a special non-profit inclusion based 5 STAR day care center.  For 30 years we have been serving families in the surrounding communities.  We offer a program unlike any other center.  Click on the picture above to watch an overview video.

Our Mission

To create a stimulating and nurturing environment where children with special and typical needs can grow and learn together in acceptance of one another and change the world.

Our Vision

Changing the world, one family at a time.

Our Values

  • Importance of Character
  • Commitment to the Family
  • Commitment to the Community
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Celebrate our Differences

License & Accreditation

White Plains Children’s Center has earned a 5 star license from the NC Division of Child Development .  This accreditation guarantees your child will be provided with a healthy and safe environment.  Key to that accreditation is our skilled qualified staff, high teacher-to-child ratios, age-appropriate activities and competent administration.  We are a member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce and a participating member of the United Way of the Greater Triangle.

Our History

White Plains Children’s Center was founded in 1982 as part of the outreach ministry of White Plains United Methodist Church, Cary, NC. The founders recognized a need in the Cary community for quality childcare, and particularly a need for care for children with special needs. Several of the founders were long-time educators in Wake County. These educators were truly ahead of the times in recognizing that young children with developmental delays, or at-risk for developmental delays, would have a greater chance for success in public school if their special needs were cared for at a very early age. These insightful founders realized that children with special needs could make tremendous strides in development by interacting with children who are developing typically.

After many months of planning, White Plains Children’s Center was born as an inclusive developmental day center. As an inclusive center, both populations are included in the same classroom, each gaining from the other.

Although WPCC started small when the doors opened, both populations have steadily grown. Today about one-third of our children have special needs and two-thirds are developing typically.

Since 1982, WPCC has continued to grow in service to the surrounding communities of western Wake County. WPCC has partnerships with Wake County Public Schools and the CDSA (Child Development Services Agency) to provide special education services for children 2 to 5 of age years.

Our program has grown because we continue to set goals, hire professionals, design programs and nurture children and families to achieve the mission set forth by the founders in 1982. We continue to believe this mission provides the basis for our future.

Parent Testimonial

My son has been at White Plains Children's Center since he was 12 months old.  He is now 4 and going into this last year at preschool.  He loves going to school and we feel this reflects on the kind of care he receives at WPCC.  The staff knows all of the children - even if they are not the child's teacher - and there is an atmosphere of caring and support at the school.  Cynthia

"There is an atmosphere of caring and support"

>>