Southwestern Child Development Commission is a private, non-profit 501 © (3) organization incorporated in 1972 focusing primarily on the early care and education of children as well as the professional development of child care staff, educators and administrators in the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina as well as the Qualla Indian Boundary and Buncombe County.


Established by the County Commissioners in the seven western counties of North Carolina, Southwestern is the only regional childcare entity left in the state focusing solely on the early care and education of very young children.  Today, Southwestern still maintains its regional dedication, its regional leadership through the Board of Directors, and its regional focus on Western North Carolina.  However, with success comes attention, and through its successes, Southwestern is now operating several programs that are statewide in nature.

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