If you would like to help your child get ahead this school year, click here to learn more about Educational Therapy at McMains Children's Developmental Center. We are enrolling NOW for the fall!

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Tuesday, August 27th, McMains Children's Developmental Center welcomes you to join us for an Open House! Stop by anytime during our two convenient time slots, 7:30-10:00 am or 3:30-6:00 pm. Click here for more information!

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Join the Developing Dreams Society!

This year, the Center is celebrating its 65th anniversary, and to celebrate we are launching the Developing Dreams Society – a giving society dedicated to ensuring our children continue to receive the tools they need to thrive. Commit today and triple your impact! All donations will be matched 2:1 in the first year!

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Take A Look at Our Success!

Take a look at our 2017 Annual Report! McMains Children's Developmental Center experienced wonderful growth in 2017, so we welcome you to take a look back at our success!

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Our Mission

The mission of the McMains Children's Developmental Center is to advance the quality of life for children and their families by providing physical, developmental, academic and communication services.

To live, work and play

Our Services

Our team works together to impact the lives of children and their families. We help kids play, learn, adapt, and communicate. Since no standard therapy works for all children, our team crafts an individual plan of treatment for each child. We wrap our core therapy services of speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy with additional services and programs to address the unique needs of the whole child and family.


About the Center



The McMains Children’s Developmental Center (MCDC) began serving children with cerebral palsy in 1954. Since then, we have expanded our services to meet the needs of the community. We offer a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for children with a variety of disabilities and developmental delays. Celebrate our 65th anniversary with us by joining the Developing Dreams Society!



Originally named The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc., we were renamed the McMains Children’s Developmental Center to honor the late Dr. Frank McMains who volunteered his orthopedic medical services to the children for over 33 years.



We treat Speech and Language Delays, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Behavior Concerns, Fine and/or Gross Motor Delays, Sensory Disorders, Orthopedic Issues, Feeding Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, and much more...

The areas served by MCDC include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, West Feliciana, St. James, Assumption, Lafayette, St. Tammany, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa.