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Chapel Hill Day Care Center

401 Kildaire Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

(919) 929-3585


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of CHDCC is that each child is a unique individual who has the right to a happy childhood. The Center is viewed as an extension of home and the uniqueness of each child’s cultural heritage is recognized and respected. The program strives to develop the whole child while creating curiosity and promoting mastery of his/her environment. The curriculum is determined by the needs of the individual children and is based upon their previous experiences. It includes not only the development of cognitive abilities, but also social, physical, and emotional ones. Most importantly, CHDCC strives to be a fun, safe, happy place for children to spend their early years.
Provide a quality day care experience, including the opportunity for each child to participate in a well-balanced, flexible program involving both structured and unstructured activities at the individual and small group levels. The Chapel Hill Day Care Center staff encourages and focuses on the development of each child as a unique person and strives to meet each child’s needs socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Children are given daily opportunities to interact with other children as well as with the staff members — all done within a warm, caring atmosphere. The children are guided through their daily experiences by qualified, experienced, and dedicated staff"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 Free Choice Time
9:00 Optional Outdoor Play
9:30 Wash Up and Morning Snack
10:15–11:15 Group 1 Circle Time/Group 2 Outside Time
11:15–12:15 Group 2 Circle Time/Group 1 Outside Time
Circle Time
Outside Time and Center Play
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45 Clean-up and Prepare for Rest
1:15 Nap
3:15 Wake Up and Afternoon Snack Time
4:00 Indoor/Outdoor Free Choice Time
5:45 Center Closes"
Excerpted from the preschool's website