CCDC's Mission:

Helping children discover the best in their world and in themselves by providing a loving, supportive, and learning environment using the holistic approach to child development through a cooperative partnership between parents and educators.

 

Objectives:

  • To support and encourage staff development through further education and training

  • To include children with diverse backgrounds and special needs

  • To provide quality education experiences on the Early Childhood level to all children

  • To create an environment that displays Christian values

Infants (6 weeks- 12 months)

  • Our infant program provides a safe, warm and nurturing environment, while at the same time offering multiple planned and stimulating opportunities for your child to discover, explore, and learn.

  • Our staff fully understands each of the developmental stages that an infant moves through on the way to becoming a toddler.

  • It is this understanding of early age education that allows them to guide infants to develop motor skills, increase language awareness, and form positive, secure relationships with their ever expanding world.

Toddlers (13 months-23 months)

  • It is at this stage of development when young minds begin to form meaningful connections to the world in which they live.

  • Through planned activities and free play, our toddlers are carefully guided as they learn how to communicate, begin to care for themselves, express feelings appropriately, and understand how to play with others and interact appropriately with adults.

  • During this period, your child will learn skills that include pushing and pulling objects, turning and bending, matching objects by color and size, follow simple one-step directions, and building an early vocabulary.

 

 

 

Two & Three Year Olds

  • Our curriculum includes a variety of intriguing activities that stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play.

  • Although it may all look like kids having fun, it is also learning in action.

  • Positive interaction encourages the development of emotional, language, and social skills, and enhances the development of a positive self-esteem.

  • Typical centers include:  Language/Library, Technology/Computers, Construction/Blocks, Science, Dramatic Play, Outdoor Learning, Art/Creative Expression, Music and Movement, Sensory: Sand and Water, Math/Manipulatives

 

 

 

Pre-K

  • The preschool learning environment is primarily based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool developed by Teaching Strategies Inc.

  • Learning centers are provided that allow for child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching that prepares children for academic excellence.

  • The development of language, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought is emphasized throughout all the centers.

  • Changes to the learning environment, activities, and projects reflect emerging interests and individual goals.

  • The physical space of The Creative Curriculum classroom is organized into 10 indoor interest areas: Blocks, Dramatic Play, Toys and Games, Art, Library, Discovery, Sand and Water, Music and Movement, Cooking, and Computers

  • The 10 indoor interest areas plus the outdoor space offer multiple opportunities for children to explore, discover, and learn.

  • Interest areas provide a setting for children to learn academic content and apply skills.

 

 

 

 

NC Pre-K Program - 3 Sites Main-2 classrooms (Corporate Site), East and City (Now Enrolling)
Stop by one of our locations TODAY to recieve an application or click on the PDF!

 

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten is a high quality pre-kindergarten educational program designed to enhance school readiness and prepare four-year-olds for Kindergarten. If you are concerned about your child’s readiness for Kindergarten, then Cornerstone CDC NC Pre-K program is the site for you. Your child must be four years old on or before August 31st 2017 in order to qualify. 

 

A child that meets the age requirements is eligible for NC Pre-K if they also meet at least one of the following criteria: 

 

· The family gross income is at or below 75% of the state median income level; 

· The child has an identified disability having a current IEP; 

· The child and family has limited English proficiency; 

· The child has a developmental or educational need;

· A chronic health need diagnosed and documented by a physician; 

· or the child has at least one parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member of the Military, or whose parent or legal guardian has been seriously injured or killed while on active duty.

 

Applications will be accepted by appointment only February 20th through May 12th. Please call 704-630-9085 to schedule your appointment before May 12th. Applications recieved after the deadline may be considered only when there are openings.

 

This program is funded and monitored by Smart Start Rowan. If you have any questions, please call the NC Pre-K Office at 704-630-9085. The address is 1329 Jake Alexander Blvd. S, Salisbury NC 28146. For specific NC Pre-K Site questions, please contact Cornerstone Child Development Center's Executive Director, Michelle Macon at 704-855-1218 x103.

School Age (5-12 Years Old)
Before/After School Program
Our program is designed to provide an engaging environment where school-aged children can spend time with friends before and after school. To make it convenient for you, we provide transportation to and from over 10 schools in Rowan County.  Our centers work with your school calendar and offer fun-filled programs during holidays and out-of-school days.

 

The Benefits:

  • "Children in After School programs get better grades than their peers. They show greater interest in school, learn new skills, and exhibit improved behavior. Youth who do not attend after school programs are at greater risk of being involved in crime, and are missing out on important opportunities to learn and grow." www.afterschoolalliance.org

  • We Open Early! Cornerstone Child Development Centers open at 6a.m. in many locations which serve the varying shifts of working and busy families.

 

The Homework Help Club is designed to relieve some of the stress homework may bring to your child and fosters a sense of support and encouragement. This promotes a healthy beginning, middle and end to another successful school year, plus adds more quality time for your family.

 

 

 

 

School Age (5-12 Years Old)

Summer Camp Program

  • Summer Camp is typically a 10 week period, which spans from the day after the last day of school in June through the last day before school starts in August.

  • Children will experience summer adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body.

  • Children spend time indoors and outdoors as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day, including arts and crafts, games, skits and songs, sports, and weekly off-site field trips.