The Weston County Children’s Center/ Region III Developmental Services began operation at the First Baptist Church in 1969, in response to the need for child care services for children of working parents. Later it expanded services to include a center-based program for children with disabilities. In 1975, the Center moved to the United Methodist Church basement. In 1988 the Center moved to its present location at 104 Stampede.
Weston County Children’s Center/Region III Developmental Services is a nonprofit organization which is licensed by the State of Wyoming Department of Family Services to provide care for infants and children through age twelve. The Center is also licensed by the State Dept. of Health, Behavioral Health Division to provide special education and related services to birth to school age children with disabilities in Crook and Weston Counties.
Funding for the Weston County Children’s Center preschool/child care is provided through United Fund of Weston County and client fees while funding for the WCCC/Region III Special Education Program is provided through city, county, state and federal dollars.
The Center is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of a minimum of 5 and no more than 9 individuals interested in early childhood education and child care. Board Members are nominated and elected to serve a term of four years.
The WCCC/Region III Developmental Services staff includes a Director, Preschool/Childcare Coordinator, Business Manager, Secretary/Receptionist, Special Ed. Coordinator, Family Services Coordinator, Special Ed. Instructors and Licensed Professional Counselor, Speech/Language Pathologists, Special Ed. Aides, Classroom Facilitators and Aides, Food Service Manager, Food Service Aide, Van Driver, Van Aide, Custodian, Maintenance Person and Grounds Maintenance Person. The Center contracts with an Occupational Therapist and a Physical Therapist as needed.