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Falls Church/McLean Children's Center (fcmlcc.org)

In response to news articles about children being left at home or alone in cars because of the lack of affordable child care, volunteers from more than 20 area faith groups decided to take action. They established the Center with the mission of providing high-quality early childhood education that would be affordable to low-income working families.

On October 10, 1968, the center opened its doors with the enrollment of 15 children in the basement of Chesterbrook Presbyterian Church. From these humble beginnings, the Center has grown to its current enrollment of over 70 children. In 2003, the Center moved from the basement of the church to its current location: A dedicated wing of Lemon Road Elementary School, built especially for the Center.

McLean Baptist Church is one of a number of faith groups and other organizations that support the Center’s food program. Twice a year, we provide a week’s worth of groceries, including healthy snacks, for the children. Volunteers shop for and deliver the groceries on Monday morning of our scheduled weeks to the center.