Core Values

Our goal is to provide a supportive, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment that provides each child with a quality early childhood experience and promotes a life-long love of learning.  The CCDC teachers and staff are carefully selected based on their experience and education as well as their ability to provide a healthy and engaging classroom environment.

Teachers and staff base the program practices on knowledge and research in the field of early childhood education. We are committed to continually improving and refining our teaching skills and strategies, and therefore seek out quality and relevant continuing education.

These are our Core Values:

1.  We strive to be respectful in all our interactions.  This includes communication between teachers and students, teachers and parents and among all members of the staff. We teach our students the importance of being respectful, and view every interaction we have as an opportunity to model to students ways to demonstrate respect for others.

2.  We are a community of children, teachers and families from a variety of ethnicities, backgrounds, family structures, beliefs, abilities and learning styles. We provide an inclusive environment that welcomes all people who share this approach to diversity and who will join us in celebrating and honoring both our commonalities and our differences.

3.  We are a faith-based center and welcome families and teachers of all faiths. Our children sing songs and say prayers before meals and are exposed to common stories from the children’s Bible. In our curriculum we acknowledge and learn about a variety of religious holidays and practices, but celebrate Christian holidays through out the year such as Christmas and Easter.

4.  Our program is designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Through a mix of individual, small group and large group activities, our curriculum is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, sensory, spiritual and academic needs of very child.

5.  We believe children learn through play. Our classrooms and daily schedules provide an environment where children learn through doing; moving from concrete hands-on experience to more abstract concept development. This play-based approach provides a child-centered classroom, directed by teachers, in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge and explore their own curiosity. Throughout the day, teachers take advantage of the teachable moments to provide a creative and age appropriate environment.

6.  We believe a respectful and cooperative partnership between parents and staff is crucial to a fulfilling educational experience for our children.  Early childhood education is most successful when it is a collaboration between parents and teachers.