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Community United Child Care Centers-Westridge Thoude/Rouse

3610 Ansborough Ave
Waterloo, IA 50701

(319) 234-5920


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.
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
9:30-10:00 Centers time
10:00-10:30 Morning snack
Gym/Outside play time
11:00-11:45 Story time / Show & Tell
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Quiet/Nap time
2:30-3:00 Afternoon snack
3:00-3:30 Afternoon lesson plans
3:30-4:00 Centers time
4:00-4:30 Gym/Outside play time
4:30-6:00 Structured free play

Excerpted from the preschool's website