• Children on the jungle gym in the CCBC children's center yard

    CCBC’s Children Learning Center is the best option for all student parents.
  • Little girl outside on a slide with a teacher
  • Children in the CCBC playground

CCBC Childcare Center

CCBC offers a high quality early childhood program that provides a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children.

The CCBC Children's Learning Centers are primarily a service for students, faculty and staff of the three campuses. Children of community residents are welcome, space permitting. Children are accepted regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sex. Age groupings follow licensing requirements. The centers strive for an atmosphere of equal opportunity, trust, respect, and appreciation of the diversity of our staff and the families served.

General information

Parents and families

We respect and support families in their task of nurturing and raising children. We recognize that children are best understood in the context of their family, culture, and society. We strive to maintain open lines of communication with families. Parents are welcome in the center at any time.

Sign in and out

Children are signed in and out on an attendance roster. A child will be released only to individuals listed on the emergency card or with advance written authorization. Photo ID must be provided.

Discipline

Staff use positive guidance to help children learn self-control. Redirection, logical or natural consequences, and anticipation of potential problems are used to encourage appropriate behavior.
  • Setting realistic, positive experiences
  • Respecting each child and his or her feelings
  • Offering good choices
  • Praising positive behavior

Dress

It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that their child is dressed appropriately for the weather and the activities at the center. Hats, mittens, sweaters, jackets, non-slippery soled shoes and boots are necessary in order to fully participate in all activities. Each child needs a set of spare clothes to be kept at the center in case of accident or spill.

Medication and ill children

Medication is dispensed to children in care only with a written medication order signed by the child's doctor and parent. All medication must be in original containers clearly labeled with the child's name.

Ill Children
In order to prevent the spread of disease, children exhibiting the following symptoms will be isolated and the parents called for pickup:
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Pinkeye
  • Diarrhea
Children should be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to child care.

A doctor’s note is required stating the date the child may return to the program if he/she has contracted a communicable disease.

Absences

All children are expected to arrive at the center by 9 a.m. to be full participants in the planned learning program. Parents are asked to notify the center whenever a child will be absent. If the absence is due to illness, a written note is required from a parent or doctor stating the nature of the illness and the child's ability to return to his regular activities.

If a child is absent for 5 consecutive days without notification, the child's place in the program will be offered to another child.

If you no longer need child care, two weeks notice is required.

Those who qualify for a DSS Purchase of Care Voucher are allowed 5 absences per month for their children. Additional absences must be paid by the parents/guardians.

Naps

An age-appropriate rest is provided for all children in attendance more than 4 hours per day. Cribs and cots are provided by the Center. Each child is asked to bring a mesh bag containing a small pillow and blanket for a comfortable rest period. These items are taken home at the end of each week to be laundered. Although parents are welcome in the center at any time, drop-offs, pickups and visits are discouraged during lunch and napping hours of 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Food service

Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. All children in attendance participate with the exception of children with medically documented food allergies. Menus are posted in each classroom.


Research in education confirms that play is essential for children to learn. Through play, the child explores his world, discovers how to get along with others, tries out new ideas, and feels confident enough to try new and different activities.

The following learning domains provide guidelines for our daily activities:
  • Personal and social development
  • Language and literacy
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Scientific thinking
  • Social Studies
  • The arts
  • Physical development