About Us
Columbia Child Development Program is a private non-profit agency run by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Established in 1972, our program has grown from a small single-purpose agency serving a few children in Bloomsburg, to a multi-purpose agency providing a variety of services throughout Columbia and Sullivan Counties.


Columbia Child Development Program provides Child Care  at two locations in Bloomsburg:  Bloomsburg Children's Center at 215 East Fifth Street, and Town Park Village located at 1310 Ferry Road.  Both sites are NAEYC accredited and are STAR 4 rated.  

We provide quality child care services for children from six weeks to twelve years of age in an extended child care program.  CCDP staff have extensive education, experience, and particpate in ongoing training that exceeds Penna. Department of Public Welfare standards.  All staff are required to obtain the following clearances:  Pennsylvania State Police, Child Abuse, and Act 73 FBI. 



The Columbia-Sullivan Head Start services provide a comprehensive program to preschool children and their families who are eligible based on income.  This NAEYC accredited program is federally and state funded and designed to help children develop skills which will lead to school and later life success, through a center base, home base, or combination option program and a variety of support services.  The Head Start staff is comprised of degreed personnel and trained paraprofessionals.  

Columbia Child Development Program continually keeps in mind the needs of families with young children.  Child Care and Head Start work closely together to provide services for children.  This partnership approach creates a seamless day of service for young children. 
Providing services to families with young children in the best possible setting is the purpose of Columbia Child Development Program.  As the needs of families continue to change and grow, the agency will pursue quality programs to meet those needs.

Bruce Bowman, President 
Adelaide Benson
Ginger Nemeth      
Deb Wilson, Vice President 
Brenda Brewer
Angela Pang
Brandon Ortman, Treasurer 
Sylvia Costa
Shonna Patton
Linda Sircovics, Secretary
Twilla Dowell
Sharon Shultz
Bernie Landers, Trustee
Stuart Eskin
Ann Tracy
Joan Mosier, Trustee              
Stephanie Kile
Barbara Wilson
Tim Kritzer


Columbia Child Development Program is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, lifestyle, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.  The Program is additionally committed to affirmative action and will take positive steps to provide such educational and employment opportunities.
215 E. Fifth Street  *  Bloomsburg, PA  17815  *  (570) 784-8618