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Creative Center For Young Children

10th Pleasant
Des Moines, IA 50307

(515) 280-3032


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"What sets CCYC apart from all the rest? In addition to the program that emphasizes the fine arts, we approach everyday with imagination, innovation and, most of all, fun! Studies have found that learning improves when children are engaged in an enjoyable and meaningful activity. 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’s also learning in action. It’s just another way that we make sure your child gets the most out of his or her CCYC experience. Additionally, we spend time just listening to and talking with students. This type of positive interaction encourages the development of emotional, language, and social skills and enhances the development of a positive self-esteem. We also provide opportunities for each child to develop personal interest at his or her own pace. To ensure that children at CCYC are kept interested, excited, and engaged in learning, we’ve incorporated outstanding preschool curriculums that are just the right fit for your preschool child, and enrichment programs for your school-age child.
The Staff is a unique aspect to the Center. To provide the highest quality of child care for the children in their classroom, we staff two teachers per room with an additional staff added through the 3:00 PM hour.
Excerpted from the preschool's website