Parent Participation



We believe that parent involvement is a vital part of a good early childhood program. We strive to create mutual respect between parents and teachers to form a partnership for the benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between parents and CCDC staff.

Parent participation is the key to development of a high-quality center. We offer a wide variety of suggestions for ways that parents can become involved, make CCDC a better place for the children and have fun! For example, parents can participate in the following areas:

  • Direct participation on CCDC committees (such as Fundraising, Special Events)
  • Fundraising
  • Involvement with day-to-day activities (i.e., reading stories, do a cooking activity, share a special interest or hobby)
  • Educational and community activities
  • Child Advocacy Events
  • Editor of the school newsletter
  • Field trip supervision (this is one area in which we envision all parents will help so that our children will be able to participate in the rich variety of experiences that we have planned for them outside of CCDC)
  • Be a member of the CCDC Board of Directors
  • Sit on the CCDC Advisory Committee
CCDC has an Open Door policy and parent are always welcome to visit as their schedules permit.


QuoteDear CCDC Staff:
Fourteen years, four boys and countless memories later, it is time for our family to say good-bye. It is almost impossible to find the words to thank you for the excellent care and love you have provided to our boys. CCDC has been a place for our boys to experience many firsts and to explore the world in a safe and nurturing way.

Over the last 14 years, I have had quite a few people say to me, “It must be difficult to drop off your kids at daycare.” I can honestly say that while some mornings have had their challenges, I have never found it difficult. CCDC, or “school,” as we call it, has been a home away from home for all of my kids. Even today, my older boys talk about their favorite field trips to the farm to make ice cream or to the pumpkin farm. Other favorites include trips to the park, the library on the city bus and, of course, the carousel. While I have missed my boys during the day, it has been a great comfort to have a safe and loving learning environment for our boys to grow.

Make no mistake, that unique environment is a direct result of the time, effort and dedication of you, the staff. I know that if I asked some of you who have been at CCDC for as long as we have, you all would remember special characteristics and the different personality quirks of each of our boys. That quality is what makes CCDC so special and we feel fortunate to have found you.

We have wonderful memories to take away with us and will enjoy seeing our boys build on the foundation that you have helped to form. We cannot thank you enough for the important role that you have played in helping to raise our children.

With special thanks, The Bates Family - June 2010



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