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Community United Child Care Centers - Nordic Drive

5109 Nordic Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

(319) 266-4477


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Partnering with families to nurture and educate tomorrow's leaders"
Our mission is to provide quality child care in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. We offer developmentally appropriate activities in small and large group settings designed to enhance the social, emotional, intellectual, language and physical development of each child served. We serve all children.
Providing quality child care in a nurturing environment"
We believe in promoting the emotional, intellectual, social, physical and language development of each child
We believe activities should be fun, innovative and appropriate for the development level of each child
We believe that coordinating community resources maximizes opportunities for our children and families
We believe in classroom diversity and inclusion
We believe our caring staff is essential to the delivery of our mission
We strive to attract, develop and retain quality employees
We strive to provide an environment which fosters optimal learning by providing:
Emotional and physical safety
Consistency in daily routine
A caring staff
To increase our financial capital and to utilize our funds in appropriate ways
To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Administrative Team
To improve the Center's technological effectiveness in serving children and their parents
To develop and adopt a unified curriculum in all CUCCC centers that is based on an individual child's development milestones so as to maximize each child's potential
To strengthen the effectiveness of the Board of Directors
To recruit and retain caring, committed and competent staff for all positions within CUCCC
To constantly evaluate and implement innovative programs and services within child care"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:00-8:00 Structured free play
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Circle time
9:00-10:00 Centers time
10:00-10:30 Morning snack
10:30-11:00 Arts and Crafts
11:00-11:30 Gym/Outside play time
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Quiet/Nap time
2:30-3:00 Afternoon snack
3:00-4:00 Afternoon lesson plans
4:00-5:00 Gym/Outside play time
5:00-6:00 Structured free play
Excerpted from the preschool's website