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Involved Parents,
Caring Staff,
and Happy Kids

Programs at NCCDC

NCCDC offers a toddler program for children 1 - 3 years old, and a preschool program for ages 3 - 5.

Tuition

Toddler

5-days: $1,287 a month
3-days: $910 a month
2-days: $654 a month

Preschool

5-days: $924 a month
3-days: $656 a month
2-days: $500 a month

Other Fees

Application Fee: $50
Enrollment Fee: $50
Annual Fee: $100 due each year in May, prorated at the time of enrollment.

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Toddler Program

The NCCDC Toddler Program offers full-day, year-round care for toddlers who are one year old and walking to three years old. Parents may choose two, three or five day per week enrollment.

Hours of Operation: The Toddler room opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Parents may drop off their children any time between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. and pick up their children any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Curriculum: NCCDC Toddler Teachers practice a child-led, play-based curriculum. We believe that children learn best through play. We provide a rich and varied environment and allow children to explore at their own pace, according to their own interests.Through the structure of the daily schedule and a variety of activities, we encourage varied modes of exploration: individual and small group, visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile. Each month's activities are organized around a theme. Art, science, toys, tactile opportunities, cooking, songs and imaginative play are planned to support the theme.

Ratios: Three toddler teachers and teacher aides care for a maximum of twelve children each day, for a child to teacher ratio of 4:1. This ratio does not include daily parent shifts in the morning and afternoon. Including parents, the effective ratio tends toward 2 or 3 children per adult.

Toddler Daily Schedule:

7:00 NCCDC Opens
7-9 Free Play Each day a variety of art, dramatic play and tactile activities are available.
9:00 Breakfast Snack We provide a varied menu of organic dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
9-10 Outside Play We have a large outdoor space and we play outside every day, rain or shine.
10-11 Small group Time The toddlers gather in small groups for art, music and more.
11-12 Lunch Parents provide lunch for their children. We provide cow or soy milk.
12-3 Naptime Magic! Yes, it is possible to get twelve toddlers to sleep each day.
3:00 Snack We provide a varied menu of organic dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
3-4 Outside Play If weather is especially bad, we may work out our energy in our large multi-purpose room.
5:00 Free Play Playdough, trucks & trains, dolls & dress up, blocks, balls, or books? The choices are endless.
6:00 NCCDC Closes We provide a small snack to quiet tummies until parents arrive.

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Preschool Program

The NCCDC Preschool Program offers full-day, year-round care for potty-trained children between three and five years of age. Parents may choose two, three or five day per week enrollment.

Hours of Operation: NCCDC opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Parents may drop off their children any time between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. and pick up their children any time between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Curriculum: NCCDC Preschool Teachers practice a child-led, play-based curriculum. We believe that children learn best through play. We provide a rich and varied environment and allow children to explore at their own pace, according to their own interests. Through the structure of the daily schedule and variety of activities, we encourage varied modes of exploration: individual, large and small group, visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile. Each month's activities are organized around a theme. Art, science, toys, tactile opportunities, cooking, songs and imaginative play are planned to support the theme.

Ratios: Two preschool teachers and teacher aides care for a maximum of fourteen children each day, for a child to teacher ratio of 7:1. This ratio does not include daily parent shifts in the morning and afternoon. Including parents, the effective ratio is closer to 4 children per adult.

Preschool Daily Schedule:

7:00 NCCDC Opens
7-9 Free Play Each day a variety of toys, art and tactile activities are available.
9:00 Breakfast Snack We provide a snack of non-sugary cereal, organic cow or soy milk and fruit.
10:00 Morning Circle During circle we sing songs, develop calendar skills & name recognition and introduce new themes, projects or topics.
10-11 Outside Play We have a large outdoor space and we play outside every day, rain or shine.
11-12 Small Group Play Each child chooses one of 8 activity areas to explore with up to 3 other friends.
12:00 Lunch Parents provide lunch for their children. We provide cow or soy milk.
1-3 Rest Time After reading stories aloud, the children sleep or rest quietly with books on their cot. Quiet table activities are available for non-nappers.
3-4 Outside Play If weather is especially bad, we may work out our energy in our large multi-purpose room.
4:00 Snack We provide a varied menu of organic dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
4:30 Story Circle We have a large and rich library of books to choose from.
5-6 Free Play Playdough, legos & little people, dolls & dress up, puzzles, projects, games and more.
6:00 NCCDC Closes

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