Philosophy & Goals


CCLC is a place where each child is valued as an individual. The center is dedicated to the following beliefs:

  • Young children need a safe, nurturing, and secure environment in which to play and learn.
  • Young children develop a healthy self image when provided with a positive learning experience with a trusted adult.
  • Young children have better learning outcomes when taught by staff members who are trained in early childhood development and education.
  • Young children learn best by doing, by being actively engaged with others, the materials, and the environment.
  • Young children learn best when the curriculum reflects their family culture, daily life, and interests.
  • Young children need learning experiences that are individualized to meet each child's developmental needs, with input from parents/guardians.
  • Young children grow and learn in developmental stages, each at his/her own rate.

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. To provide a safe, accessible, healthy environment for all children, families, and staff members.
  2. To employ staff who are highly trained in the field of early childhood education.
  3. To provide continuity of programming and staff in order to create the optimal learning experience for children.
  4. To utilize a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the growth of each child in all of the developmental domains.
  5. To support the families of the children enrolled at CCLC.

Curriculum Goals

To help each child develop:

  • A positive self image.
  • Independence and self-help skills.
  • Positive relationships with other children and adults.
  • Healthy habits for a healthy body.
  • Physical skills - fine and gross motor.
  • Curiosity and thinking skills.