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Children's Center

The Dickinson College Children's Center provides child care for the Dickinson College and surrounding communities. DCCC offers:

  • Child Care and Kindergarten for children six weeks to six years old
    • 28 Garland Avenue Carlisle, PA
  • Dragons I - Summer School-Age program for children ages 6-8
    • 28 Garland Avenue Carlisle, PA
  • Dragons II - Summer School-Age program for children 9-12
    • 1250 Ritner Highway Carlisle, PA

The Children's Center is dedicated to the belief that each child is a unique person who deserves to be in a safe and nurturing environment. The center is committed to encouraging each child's individual growth, developing each child's social skills and self-esteem and encouraging collaboration with others on projects of benefit to all. 

Hours of Operation:
7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Nondiscrimination Statement

Located on the Dickinson College campus, the driveway to the Children's Center is located between Cherry St. and Cedar St. on Garland Avenue.

Contact Info

Department Head

Gina Van KirkDirector


Cheri TrumanAssistant Director


(717) 245-1088


(717) 245-1122


28 Garland Ave (Between Cherry & Cedar), Children Mailing Address