open hearts

open minds

What we stand for

Here at First Ward Child Development Center, we are committed to becoming a "totally inclusive school." By creating an environment free from the adult conventions of bias and prejudice, FWCDC children focus on similarities between people, rather than differences. We teach acceptance in a higly interactive environment. Total Inclusion - it's an idea we epitomize in our slogan.

Open Hearts Open Minds

Centrally Located

Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Our facility is up to date with all policies regarding COVID-19.

Five Star Rated

We are the only five star rated child care center in the Uptown Charlotte area.

First Ward App

Coming Soon: our First Ward App will consolidate all of a parent's needs.


Due to the current pandemic situation, we are currently not accepting walk in tours. However, feel free to call and schedule an appointment. Availabilities vary based on age, time of year, and programs of interest like NC Pre-K, Smart Start, and Private listings.