Congregational Child Development Center is held in the educational unit of the First Congregational United Church of Christ at 327 North Washington Street, Owosso, Michigan since 1950. CCDC is licensed by the state of Michigan to conduct such a center. This means that the center's standards of public health and safety and the necessary teacher qualifications have been met or exceeded. CCDC has been rated a 4 Star Rating through the Great Start to Quality Program.

 

Our Mission:

  • to provide a variety of activities within our curriculum which will further the growth and 
    development of each child socially, emotionally, physically, and academically at his/her level

  • to provide opportunities for parents to grow in the understanding of children and their needs through planned parent programs and by meeting and working with other parents and teachers who have as their common concern the interests and needs of the preschool child

  • to meet the need for quality early childhood education and to contribute to the wholesome growth and development of the future citizens of the community.

 

Our Purpose & Philosophy:

Congregational Child Development Center is an early childhood educational program sponsored by the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ. Within this Christian environment, our program challenges the child’s abilities at given developmental stages and encourages the child to develop their God given interests and talents. This early childhood program believes that each child is a Child of God, and therefore will be treated as a Child of God, with loving care and genuine concern for his/her well-being. Congregational Child Development Center provides activities that are developmentally appropriate so that he/she can master, retain, and relate to that which is presented. We view “play” (the child’s work) as a vitally important aspect of a child’s development that must be provided for in any good early childhood program. Our classrooms are arranged to provide materials and opportunities as well as allow areas for all types of play and learning to happen. We believe that a non-threatening, secure, and yet challenging environment is vitally important to the preschooler in order that he/she may grow and develop to their fullest potential. Lastly, because children are growing rapidly at this age, we believe there is a need for balanced nutritional snacks and a well-defined program in exercise and gross motor training exposure, as well as realizing the importance of rest.