Our Classes

Toddler Program | 30 months | Monday - Friday | 6:15AM-6:15PM

 

The 30 month old’s learning is thoughtfully and intentionally supported in the areas of language arts, mathematical thinking, science, social studies, the arts, motor skills and social-emotional learning. Children learn skills to help them take care of themselves and each other. Our teachers guide children in their discoveries and foster the skills of life-long learning. Parents will provide all diapers (disposable only), wipes, formula (if applicable), and any special foods (restricted diet form must be filled out by your child’s physician). Diapers will be checked and changed (if necessary) on a regular basis. A diapering log will be provided on the Brightwheel app. The center will furnish breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, and mid-afternoon snack.

Daycare Program | 33 months | Monday - Friday | 6:15AM-6:15PM

 

The daycare program is open year round for children 33 months through 12 years old. All children are involved in a program of play and learning experiences, which are appropriate for the ages of the children. A balance of active and quiet activities will be provided for, with individual and group activities, which are geared toward the emotional, social, physical, aesthetic, and individual growth of young children. The center will furnish breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch, and mid-afternoon snack. 

Young Preschool Program | 3-4 years | Monday - Thursday | 8:45AM-12:00PM or 1:00PM-4:15PM

 

This class is designed for the three and four year old children. In this class the child will be exposed to the alphabet, shapes, numbers, and colors. Classrooms will offer many “hands-on” opportunities in the areas of language, science, and math. The preschool term normally begins in September and ends the last Friday in May or the first Friday in June. The preschool will be in session for approximately 35 weeks, not including the one week we close for Christmas vacation and the one week we close for spring vacation. *All children in this preschool program are required to be 3 years old by Sept. 1st, and must be potty trained.

Pre-K Preschool Program | 4-5 years | Monday - Friday | 8:45AM-12:00PM or 1:00PM-4:15PM

 

This class is designed for the four and five year old children. The child will be introduced to pre-kindergarten activities that excite the children about learning. The classroom will offer many “hands-on” opportunities in the areas of language arts, fine arts, music, art, science, math, and social studies. The activities in the class are designed to give the child experiences that will help them be ready for their next educational experience of kindergarten. The preschool term normally begins in September and ends the last Friday in May or the first Friday in June. The preschool will be in session for approximately 35 weeks, not including the one week we close for Christmas vacation and the one week we close for spring vacation. *All children in this preschool program are required to be 4 years old by Sept. 1st, going to Kindergarten the following year, and must be potty trained.

Before and After School Care | School Age Children | Monday - Friday

 

During the regular school year, CCDC participates in the Owosso Public School “After School Care Busing Program”. School-age children are transported from this center to their elementary school and from their elementary school back to this center. During the summer the center offers a full day program for the school-age child.

Motor Development Program

 

The Motor Development Program curriculum at CCDC will involve guided instruction and exposure in the following categories of movement behavior:

  • Locomotive Movement - Walking, Bending, Running, Jumping, Galloping, Hopping, Leaping, Dodging, Skipping, and Climbing.

  • Manipulative Movements - Ball Rolling, Ball Bouncing, Throwing, Catching, Volleying, Striking, Kicking, Trapping, and Punting.

  • Stability Movements - Stretching, Turning, Swinging, Inverted Supports, Body Rolling Starting-Stopping, and Balancing.

Organized games and relays will be used as a means of enhancing movement abilities appropriate to the child’s development level.  Rhythmic fundamentals and dance will also be an important content area. This program is extremely well equipped and staffed. We feel most fortunate to have the opportunity to offer a program of this magnitude. The program promises to be fun-filled, along with a learning and growing opportunity for your child, one in which each individual child will develop a high level of self-esteem, and experience many levels of success.  Motor development will be offered 3-4 days per week. Each Motor Development class is approximately 10-30 minutes in length. We ask that the children wear or bring tennis shoes -- this is for their own safety. Our floors are slippery when leather or plastic sole shoes are worn.

Music & Chapel Programs

 

Children will have the opportunity to experiment and enjoy various forms of music through participation in the music program, taught by a trained and qualified instructor. Singing and listening to music, playing different rhythm instruments, dancing and stories are among the opportunities that will be explored by children in the music program. Pastor Debbie leads our children in a joyful, age-appropriate service of praise using music, prayer and bible stories.

Our Curriculum

The MSU approach is a teaching approach that organizes subject matter around unifying themes. Each subject area is brought together under the banner of a certain topic, such as bugs, dinosaurs, castles, etc. The topic is then studied in-depth from the perspectives of reading, writing, math, science and other subject areas. Teaching thematically helps children make sense of what they are being taught, since content areas are integrated and not made to stand alone. Students are able to retain more information when it is not presented as isolated facts, but rather as part of a whole. Thematic units encourage the involvement of all students through topics relevant to them. Children are able to relate to real-world experiences and build on prior knowledge of a topic. Thematic units also help teachers teach to the different learning styles of their students. Research conducted by famous child development scientists, such as Piaget, Vygotsky and Bruner, suggest that integrating subject matter across different content areas, such as math and science, engages the whole brain through active and hands-on involvement. We believe in using teaching methods that match the way children develop and learn. CCDC’s early childhood programs are designed to nurture each child’s social and emotional development while providing learning experiences that enhance development.

The State of Michigan, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Services, licenses the Childcare Program at CCDC.