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Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County

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About Us
For more than 40 years, the Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County, Ltd. has provided educational, therapeutic, behavioral, and family support services for children with developmental delays and disabilities from birth to kindergarten age. Our grass roots response began with a long-time resident of Pike County, Marion Almquist, who visited families and helped them access information and services.

CDD has evolved into a multi-disciplinary program that averages serving 200 families a year in Pike County. Our unique inclusive program ensures equal learning opportunities for all children. We offer quality Early Education services and an Early Intervention program that follows Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards and curriculum guidelines. CDD’s classroom teachers are certified and licensed. Our licensed therapists provide occupational, physical, speech and language therapies and our behavioral support staff is trained and experienced in providing positive behavioral supports for all children. Our family support services support all families and are experienced in working with complex family and cultural issues. We do not expel any child from our program for behavioral challenges. We are committed to working closely with you and your family to create a program that is successful for your child.

CDD participates in Keystone STARS as a STARS 4 early learning program. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

The Keystone STARS Performance Standards has four levels of quality (starting with STARS 1 and moving up to STARS 4). Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes. The standards address staff qualifications and professional development, the early learning program, partnerships with family and community, and leadership and management.

Our Mission
The mission of the Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County Ltd. is to provide early educational and therapeutic services for children from birth through kindergarten with a specialization in providing education services to children with developmental disabilities and delays. We are committed to providing developmentally appropriate early education services to children of all abilities while providing support to their families and caregivers. Our focus is on the individual needs of each of our students. Our goal is to maximize each child’s potential. We are dedicated to educating the community regarding the needs of all children in Pike County and advocating on behalf of our children and families.

Our Programs

Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs

The Center for Developmental Disabilities provides a variety of early learning educational, therapeutic and behavioral support services to children from birth to kindergarten and their families. Services are center-based, community-based, or home-based depending on the program being provided. Our high quality center-based programs are inclusive in that they are intended for children of all abilities.

CDD participates in the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program, a continuous quality improvement initiative and rating system for early learning and school-age programs. As programs move up the STARS ladder, they are providing even higher quality experiences, so your child benefits even more from the program. CDD is a Keystone Stars 4 site, the highest level in the STARS program.

Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs follow the PA Early Learning Standards and utilize the Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum supports a developmentally appropriate program that promotes children’s social-emotional development and learning in the core areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

For more information about a specific program, click on the link below. In addition to the state and federally funded programs listed below, we also offer private pay Preschool and Pre-kindergarten.

Early Intervention

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts

Head Start

Early Head Start Center Based


School Age Care

Summer Camp

Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County

101 Pocono Drive Suites 2 and 3, Milford, PA 18337

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Children’s Safe Stay, Inc.
At Children’s Safe Stay, we know what is important to both parents and children, and our aim is to provide the perfect solution to any parent looking for childcare for their little one. We understand how difficult it can be to leave your child in the care of others, and we work diligently to provide the safest, most entertaining, and educational environment possible. Our expansive list of programs accommodates children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years and includes: ● Full- & Part-Time Daycare ● Pre-School ● Latchkey (before- & after-school programs, homework assistance available) ● Summer Day Camp ● Facility Rental
Come explore all that Children’s Safe Stay has to offer!
FAX: 845-858-8686
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Flaming Barrel of Monkeys Entertainment
Thrilling audiences in the tri-state region, Flaming Barrel of Monkeys Entertainment offers diverse options for your event entertainment needs from corporate, teaching, public, private, parades, demonstrations, fire shows, kids and specialty events.

Sean McGoey, Director and Principal

Sean has a background in theater / theater special effects and acting. He has been a character at the New York Ren Fair and Fire Manipulator since 2002 and Sphereplay since 2003. He is also a stilt walker and is a teacher of the art of Sphereplay. His creative style is a great addition to any event. He has entertained for the Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Music & Arts Festival, Port Jervis Arts Walk, Sullivan Chamber mixer, Pike County Historical Society, Holmes Dale with an art and Haunted Attractions like Forest Of Fear in Tuxedo, New York to name a few. 

Annie McGoey, Assistant Director/Coordinater

Annie has a background in House Managing, Education, and Cordinator of Merchants at the Capital District Renaissance festival.

Upcoming Events
This year, 2016, has been a busy year for us so far! On June 11 and 12 we will be featured again at the renaissance festival in the Albany New York Area called The NY Capital District Renaissance Festival. We will be performing our show Circus Of Fire for the crowds, with original music by Arethusa, and we are hoping for another great show weekend! June 20 we are Proud to Announce we will be a part of the 11th Anniversary Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Music Festival come out and enjoy the Sun, Fun, and Great Music. On October TBA we will be performing at Fort Tryon Park medieval festival. We Hope to see you out at these fun event or your's! On Oct 31 brings us to our th year of our Circus Of The Dead Show. We are Excited to put on this free show for the public every year hope to see you out, the show is located in the town of Matamoras,PA .
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(914) 213-8607
Good Shepherd Child Care Center, Inc.


"Serving the Milford area since 1985"
We are committed to providing quality, affordable child care to the families of our community.  Our dedicated staff have a combined total of over 75 years of experience in the child care field.  Our program serves children ages 6 weeks through 12 years.


School-Year Programs
School Year programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-k students are available on either a part or full time basis.  For elementary school students, be sure to inquire about our budget school age program, which includes before and after school care as well as coverage for school closings and holidays.  Busing provided for all 3 local elementary schools (DVES, Shohola, Dingman's Ferry).

Summer Programs
Summer Program is available for all student age groups.  Our preschool and school age programs are structured as a Day Camp.  Each week has a theme to which most activities are based around.  Activities include arts & crafts, structured and free play,demonstrations, presentations, field trips, walking excursions, cooking projects, and educational activities.

ToursProgram and facility tours are by appointment only and are subject to program availability.  Please contact the director with any questions or to schedule a tour! 

​Good Shepherd Child Care Center, Inc.
102 State Route 2001
Milford, PA 18337

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Tri-State Spelling Bee
Tri-State Spelling Bee
Annually a total of 30 youngsters from elementary and middle schools in the tri-state area test their spelling skills, competing to be the tri-state spelling champion, and to represent the region at the Scripps-sponsored National Spelling Bee, near Washington, D.C.

For information contact Rosemary Brislin: 973-293-3018 or

YMCA Camps of Greater NY
YMCA Camps of Greater NY

300 Big Pond Road, PO Box 622,  Huguenot, NY 12746


Sleep Away Camp
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Day Camp


Gymnastics Camp
Volleyball Camp
Judo Camp


School Groups
Team Building


Spring Women's Wellness
Fall Women's Wellness
Men's Weekend
Summer Family Camp
Winter Family Camp
phone: 845-858-2200 toll-free: 877-30-YCAMP