The Child Development Center (CDC) is a coeducational Christian school for kids 8 weeks–3 years of age. We provide a planned and developmentally appropriate program for the care, education, and nurturing of young children while facilitating their total development: cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual.
We strive to provide the highest quality educational experience for infants–preschool children within a climate of Christian love and acceptance. Recognizing that each child is a unique individual and that all children learn at their own pace, we work hard to foster the intellectual curiosity, self-confidence, and faith of each child. We strive to meet each child where he or she is and work to facilitate that next step beyond.
“At the Child Development Center, we believe that the best way your child can grow is to cultivate a holistic learning environment. Our CDC family is dedicated to tending to your child’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. By creating hands-on experiences developed around children’s interests and developmental stage, our students are provided with opportunities to play in center-based learning classrooms.
We recognize that parents are their children’s first teachers and that children learn best when families are involved in their education. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community, and we work to provide avenues to strengthen this connection for the benefit of the child.
We are so excited to know your family as we walk together throughout your child’s early education. Email me to schedule a tour today of our newly renovated classrooms and playgrounds, and meet our sweet teachers!"
- Indigo Kretzschmar, Director
Step One: Schedule a Tour. Tours are hosted the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10:30–11 am. Contact us to schedule a tour on the Tuesday of your choice.
Step Two: Apply. Fill out the application form for Fall 2020.
Step Three: Acceptance. Once space availability has been confirmed and your child has been accepted, you will be notified and registration paperwork will be sent to you.
Step Four: Room Visit. We'll schedule a room visit for you to accompany your child to their class and then we'll provide your start date.
Warm greeting: Upon entering the classroom the teacher helps start the daily routine with a warm greeting and a check-in.
Exploratory classroom and free choice play time: Toys for fine and large motor development, dress-up corner, dramatic play area, water play, sensory table, building blocks, reading center and science center.
Large motor activities morning and afternoon, at least 60 minutes/day: in our indoor play area, The Woods, fenced playground, and/or courtyard.
Storytelling and reading, music and singing, movement and dancing: Large and small group story times, individual reading opportunities are part of each classroom.
Snack and Lunch time
Nap Time: Infant naps are on individual schedules. Nap time is typically after lunch up to 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
Goodbye: Observations for Seedlings, Sprouts, and Blossoms classes are sent to parents through the Brightwheel app.
"My youngest, Daniel, had never been with anybody else other than me before going to the CDC. I was worried about how he'd react in a new environment. However, Daniel loved his teachers from day one. He surprisingly never cried during drop off and wanted to stay longer in his class during pick up. I always felt so comfortable leaving Daniel in the care of his teachers. Having trust in your young child’s teachers is priceless, and his were always so kind and caring. Thanks to them, Daniel was always excited to go to school and was happy to be in their arms. He also got to participate in the numerous fun activities his teachers came up with and was very proud of his little art work. I am so grateful for everyone at the CDC." - Emmanuelle