The White Plains Children’s Center is a special non-profit inclusion based 5 STAR child care center.  For over 30 years we have been serving families in the surrounding communities.  We offer a program unlike any other center in Western Wake County.


Our Mission

To create a stimulating and nurturing environment where children of all abilities, regardless of socio-economic or cultural background, can grow and learn together in acceptance of one another.


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 & Early Education (DCDEE) .  This accreditation guarantees your child will be provided with a healthy and safe environment.  Key to that accreditation is our skilled qualified staff, low teacher-to-child ratios, age-appropriate activities and competent administration.  We are a member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce.

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.


The WPCC is a mission of the White Plains United Methodist Church and operates in a shared facility.  Trustees, Leadership, and volunteers from the church are involved in the operations and support of the Center.  Although we work together, the WPCC is not a faith based organization or program.


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.




White Plains Childrens Center Inc.
Tax ID: #58-1792551
IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Confirmation Letter