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Welcome to the Child Development Center

We are pleased that you have chosen to enroll your child with us. It is our hope that together, we can make this experience the best possible for you and your child. 

Family and Community Outreach from the

 Professionals at the Child Development Center

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Looking for resources, support, and education during the COVID 19 pandemic?  Alliance for Kids has created a one-stop location to support families in El Paso County. Emotional Health, Nutrition, Health, and Learning at Home are categories included on the website.  Examples of information include children’s books on COVID 19 virus, where to locate free food, boosting children’s immunity, books read aloud by celebrities, fun and learning resources are a few of the items for you to explore on this site.  Stay healthy.  Stay home. Take care of yourself and so you can care for your family.        https://familyspeak.org/

    

Parents are their child’s first, and best teachers!  It can be challenging, though, to know what types of activities to do with your child that are fun and support development.  Have no fear, the Professionals at the Child Development Center are here!  We have created a resource book for parents. 

This resource book is loaded with ideas, weblinks, activities and information to help you.  Some topics included are:  cooking, drama, music, arts, and crafts, managing emotions. We’ve also covered Math and Science.  Finally, we have information about establishing routines and suggestions for bath time!  The information is specific to infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children.  Please feel free to take a look and download the Parent Resource Book!  We are happy to help both you and your child learn and grow!      Parent Resource Book

 

Research tells us that singing with children is VERY important in so many ways!  When we sing with children, we support the development of their brain.  Memory, communication, imagination, and language skills are increased. Both small muscles, such as those in the lips and tongue, as well as large muscles, such as those used for clapping, hopping, and stomping, are strengthened.  Social interactions and emotional bonding take place with those that children are singing with.  Self-esteem and self-confidence are increased.  Especially important in these times, singing helps reduce stress.

Because singing is so important for children, the teachers at PPCC Child Development Center have created a song book for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children.  Please take some time to sing with your children, have some fun, and enjoy the memories you will make!  Remember...we are all in this together!

 

                 Infant songs                                 Toddler Dance Party                                     Songs for Preschoolers

 

How to enroll my child:

The CDC enrolls children from the wait list. Toward the end of each semester currently enrolled families are offered the opportunity to reenroll. After we gather that information we are able to determine how many available spaces we have. We will enroll new families from the wait lists. We will continue to enroll new families from the wait list until all spaces have been filled. You can fill out the wait list online. The wait list is only good for one semester so a new one needs to be filled out for each semester. Once you have obtained a space you will be offered the first opportunity to reenroll and do not have to go back on the wait list unless you skip a semester.


 

Cost of Care

Current CDC Rates 2019-2020

PPCC students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, PPCC staff and faculty are eligible for a sliding fee structure based on family income. The sliding scale rate is determined by the information on the student's Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA).

The attached sliding scale rate and sliding scale determination sheet will give you a general idea of where you fall on the sliding scale, but your official rate must be obtained by the CDC from the PPCC Financial Aid office

The CDC has multiple resources to assist students with child care costs ranging from outside agencies, subsidies for military families, scholarships and grant assistance for low income students. Additional information is available at enrollment.

The CDC does accept the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (C-CCAP) for PPCC staff, faculty and students taking 6 or more credit hours. The CDC does not accept CCCAP for families who are paying the community rate.

Age Groups Served

The CDC accepts children ages 6 weeks to 5 years prior to attending kindergarten.

The PPCC Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

NAEYC Accredited

Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs.

Locations

Centennial Campus
(CC)

 Room CC-CDC
 Map & Directions
 719.502.2323

Rampart Range Campus (RRC)

 Room RR-CDC
 Map & Directions
 719.502.2424

Hours of Operation

 

Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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