The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a two-story wood cottage designed by Flora Disney and hand-built by Elias Disney in 1893, in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago. After the family moved in with their sons Herbert and Raymond, Roy Disney was born in the home in 1893, followed by Walt on December 5th 1901, and sister Ruth in 1903. The several years all seven Disneys lived in this house was the longest period the entire family would spend together under the same roof.
CECCI at the Walt Disney Birthplace will be the flagship site for an immersive creativity and innovation program that will initially serve Hermosa and the surrounding community’s children aged 0-8, along with their parents, teachers, and caregivers. In time, CECCI hopes to share the approach with similar neighborhoods across the country.
For more information regarding The Walt Disney Birthplace please visit: www.TheWaltDisneyBirthplace.org.
The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a California public benefit 501(c)(3) pending federal status. Contributions are eligible for tax deductibility. The Walt Disney Birthplace and CECCI are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. Reference to Walt Disney and their trademarks is used purely for historical reference and informational purposes.